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As a mom of five and a creator of 60 new Elf ideas every day, I totally get the need to sometimes make your elf ideas quick and easy. In fact, the reason I begin creating Elf on the Shelf printables was for the reason of making easy Elf ideas for my family. Figured it it worked for me, I need to share it with you!
What does the Lazy Elf on the Shelf Mom need?
In order to pull of an easy Elf on the Shelf season, the lazy mom needs a arsenal full of Elf resources. These resources include Elf props, a list of quick Elf ideas, Elf printables and an alarm clock.
Elf on the Shelf Props
Elf props help tell an Elf story. Busy moms need everything from marshmallows to cotton balls, tooth picks, candy canes, Elf costumes and more. having a few Elf on the Shelf props will help you create easy Elf on the Shelf ideas in under five minutes.
You can view a list of 12 Items Every Elf on the Shelf Mom Needs.
Elf on the Shelf List of Ideas
It’s important to get inspiration from others. Of course you could scroll your social media feeds each night hoping a friend posts their Elf idea, or you can go immediately to the resources you need. Take a look at these places to find new Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Master List of Elf on the Shelf Idea
Elf on the Shelf Facebook Group
Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board
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Elf on the Shelf Printables
Elf digital downloads are perfect for creating an Elf idea that tells a story. The printed Elf prop pulls together your idea and share a cute message with your child. This can range from Elf jokes to Elf games, Elf notes to Elf displays. I am sure not one lazy Elf mom can raise her hand and admit that she hasn’t used an Elf printable prop before.
Look at these great places to access Elf printables.
Free Elf on the Shelf Printables
Elf Prop Printables & Store for Digital Downloads
Etsy Elf Prop Store
Elf on the Shelf Reminder
Lazy mom have brushed their teeth, changed their closed, turned off the lights, laid in bed and just about when the fall asleep their eyes have popped open and they remember – they forgot to move the elf!
If you have found yourself in the same situation, it is important to have a daily Elf on the Shelf reminder alert on your phone. Set the alert every night at 9 PM with the message EOTS (Elf on Shelf). This reminds you to move your elf. You can see how we set this up.
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24 Lazy Elf on the Shelf Ideas
In order for an Elf on the Shelf idea to be declared lazy, it has to take 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Anything over five minutes won’t make the list of Quick Elf on the Shelf ideas.
In addition, Lazy Elf on the Shelf ideas have to include supplies you have at home or you can quickly print. Some of these lazy elf ideas might include Elf digital downloads, others might have props found around the house. Either way, use the 24 days of Elf on the Shelf ideas to cover your entire season.
Consider printing the Elf on the Shelf Calendar & Planner. It comes fill in but it also comes with some blank pages so you can use this list of quick and easy Elf ideas.
Elf on the Shelf Bow Climbing Wall
Elf on the Shelf Camoflauge Christmas Tree
Elf Climbing Bookshelf
Elf on the Shelf Q-Tip Snowflakes
Elf Twister Board
Elf on the Shelf Toilet Paper Stairs
Elf on the Shelf Popcorn in Microwave
Elf Tic Tac Toe
Elf on the Shelf Burrito
Elf Sleeping Bag from Socks
Funny Elf on the Shelf Hangs Underwear from the Fan
Elf Climbing on Cans
Elf on the Shelf Prescriptions
Elf on the Shelf Snow Angel
Elf on the Shelf Bananas Notes
Elf Finds Change in the Couch Cushions
Elf on the Shelf Help Taped to the Wall
Elf on the Shelf Utensil Drawer
Elf Climbing the Christmas Tree
Elf Mini Hershey Kisses
Elf on the Shelf Drinks Syrup
Elf on the Shelf Feeds the Ducks
Elf on the Shelf Rudolph Family
Elf on the Shelf Clock Time to Go
Easy Elf on the Shelf Printables
One of the easiest ways to create an season of easy Elf on the Shelf ideas is Elf on the Shelf printables. Two of our Elf printable sets allow you to set back and relax the entire Elf season plus they create an Elf theme.
Elf Props Digital Downloads
Take a look at our 72 Elf on the Shelf Letter Boards. All you do is pair these Elf letters with your child’s toys. This creates a daily theme of ideas and you are using your children’s toys as Elf props daily.
Want something funny? These 30 Days of Elf Jokes for kids are perfect for the entire season too. They pair easily with Elf props around the house like tissues, cereal, Santa décor and more.
All busy moms need access to all the elf printables you need to make this the easiest elf season ever! Our most popular Elf on the Shelf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop Elf costumes, our Elf Twister board, Jokes for Kids, our Magic Shrinking Machine and so much more!
Free Elf on the Shelf Printables
To organize your quick Elf on the Shelf ideas, grab yourself an Elf on the Shelf Calendar template in our Elf on the Shelf free printables!
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Last Updated on December 5, 2021 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living