Uh-Oh! You forgot to move your Elf on the Shelf! Not to worry! We have tons of great last minute Elf on the Shelf ideas just for you!
These are ideas that you can pull together in less than five minutes and with supplies that you already have in your home! Need last minute Elf on the Shelf ideas… well, we’ve got you covered!
So it is 11:00 p.m. at night …and you are tired… and you just want to go to bed…and you just realized that you forgot to move the ELF!!! EXPERT ELF ON THE SHELF TIP….. Set a reminder on your phone for after the kids go to bed! It will pop up and remind you and you won’t have to worry about hurrying around and coming up with last minute Elf on the Shelf ideas!
BUT, if you had set a reminder, you wouldn’t be here, right?
Don’t panic, we are here for you. We have rounded up the best last minute Elf on the Shelf ideas! Tomorrow, when you have some more time, be sure to check out our other article on the Best Elf on the Shelf ideas!
There are some great last minute ideas there too, but some of them may take a few more minutes (but trust me, they are worth it!)
Now let’s see those EASY Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
Elf Making Flour Angels from Indulgy
I love this idea! Just throw a little flour on the counter and let your elf go to town!
Elf Making a Sweet Breakfast from Picklehead Soup
How adorable is this idea? I can totally see our elf making up their favorite dish of candy and candy… of course!
Elf on the Shelf in the Fridge by Snapshots of My Life
Get your elf a little chilly when you grab a dish cloth, wrap up your elf and put them in the fridge. This is a really fast idea when you are in a pinch!
Elf on the Shelf in a Jar of Marshmallows by Smart School House
Grap a jar and add marshmallows and an elf! It really doesn’t get much easier than this.
Elf on the Shelf on a Toilet Paper Roll by Fancy Shanty
When you only have one minute… grab a roll of toilet paper and let your enjoy a quick ride down the steps. I don’t know what it is about toilet paper and the elf, but the kids think it is so funny!
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Elf on the Shelf Coloring by Life in the Bat Cave
Grab the nearest coloring book and a few crayons and let your elf do a little fast coloring. This isn’t the time for a work of art and I think the kids will appreciate a little elf art don’t you think?
Elf Shaving by Still Playing School
There comes a time in every mom’s life when your elf will need a shave. Prop him up by the sink, give him a puff of shaving cream and a razor. Easy peasy!
Elf drinking syrup through a straw by How Does She.
This reminds me of the movie, Elf. It is appropriate for this to be an elf’s beverage of choice. I’m a little in sugar shock just looking at it!
Toothpaste Elf by Passion for Savings
When all else fails… make a toothpaste elf. Grab the toothbrush while your kid is hunting the elf in another room and pose him in a matter of seconds.
Elf on the Shelf Under a Glass by Lemons and Laughs
Such a fun idea! Just place your elf in the cabinet under a glass. This will be a great treasure hunt for the kids!
Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Notes by Coupons Are Great
Have your elf leave these notes on top of your child’s lunchbox and get a laugh first thing in the morning!
Elf on the Shelf Hot Cocoa by Raining Hot Coupons
Make elf hot cocoa. Be sure to add lots of marshmallows, too!
Elf Caught in the Cookie Jar by Efficient Life Skills
This elf has been caught red handed with his entire body in the candy jar! This is such a fun idea and you could have your elf get caught in the candy jar, the cookie jar, the bag of candy, the bag of cookies… you get the idea!
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Elf Goes Ziplining by My Frugal Adventures
This elf is just so brave. If you have a candy cane, you can pull this off the morning of in a pinch.
Elf at the Spa via Flickr
Too stinkin’ cute. This elf is so proper and I’m glad that they are taking their hygiene into consideration. They travel a lot and I’m sure they could use a bath!
Elf on the Shelf Getting a Workout by Snippets in Suburbia
I could take some cues from this elf and get my booty working out, but for now I’ll just live vicariously through the elf!
Elf on the Shelf Working on a Puzzle via Flickr
Break out a puzzle or board game and have your elf work on it. Your kids may even be inspired to put a puzzle or two together. Mine haven’t done puzzles in years!
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This round up of Elf on the Shelf Ideas is jam-packed with all sorts of elf loving goodness. Some of these are so hysterical, some are sweet, but they are all sure to please your kiddos each morning as they wake up and rush to see what their miniature friend is up to next!
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There’s no quicker way for Scout Elves to set a scene in your home than by wearing a colorful outfit that's just their size. By putting on a sporty, stylish or comfy outfit, your seasonal visitor will use the plentiful décor and settings already available in your home to create the perfect seasonal scene. See how the elves below are rocking items from Mrs. Claus’ signature Claus Couture Collection®, and read about how your elf may use these outfits to make a real snazzy entrance—and fashion statement—this season!
Your Scout Elf will look like they’re ready to hit the slopes when they don their Alpine Ski Set, complete with goggles, scarf, vest, skis and poles. In your home, anything from a set of stairs to the couch can be converted into a spirited slalom course for your elf!
Cozy Gift Giver
If your Scout Elf wants to make it feel just like Christmas morning, they might copy this elf idea to give a pre-Christmas gift! By wrapping several mini presents and putting on their cozy Keep It Merry PJ’s, your Scout Elf can stage a quick surprise. Time to open your gifts!
Looking dashing in the snow is easy for elves rocking the Twirling in the Snow Skirts, perfect for elves who like to look fashionable during the holidays. Your elf may dress up in one of these skirts and strike a pose near the mirror to make sure you see their most festive look.
Arctic Ice Skater
Your Scout Elf gets a perfect score for this icy blue Arctic Ice Skater ensemble. While wearing her dress, skates and medal, your elf will find a spot in your home to turn into her very own ice rink—like the freezer or a countertop covered in blue paper!
Elf on Vacation
In their Holiday Hawaiian Shirt, your Scout Elf will playfully pay homage to warmer weather to make you smile. Once they’re wearing their outfit, they may sit on a patch of sand to pretend they’re at the beach or just kick back to relax near a sunny window.
To spin up some cool Christmas jams, your Scout Elf will create their own DJ booth with holiday décor and a set of peppermint turntables. To complete the scene, your elf will wear their festive Jingle Jam Hoodie and headphones to look the part of a merry DJ!
Stylish Scout Elves always reach for this go-to Snowflake Skirt and Scarf ensemble when they’re looking for the perfect holiday outfit. In festive white and red, your Scout Elf will deck the halls or hang out in a snowy scene in your home while showing off their keen fashion sense.
Sweet Shop Baker
While mixing up cookie batter in your kitchen, your Scout Elf will look the part of a master baker in this Sweet Shop Set, complete with a bowl and faux wood spoon. When they're done making the batter, they'll leave a note asking you to complete the cookies by baking them in the oven!
Playing the part of a pretty princess is easy for Scout Elves in this flowing tulle outfit, complete with a crown. While wearing the Peppermint Princess Gown, your elf will perch next to a dress-up box or closet and leave a note encouraging you to try on your most regal outfit!
Shop the entire 2017 Claus Couture Collection® now to see what outfit your Scout Elf could wear this year!