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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