In this cheeky and clever Elf on the Shelf idea, Elf is using a S-ELF tanning kit to sun. This funny elf on the shelf printable uses orange foods – cheese balls & easy cheese. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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Did you know the North Pole is rather cold? I know, I know. Obvious question. However, while many understand they North Pole is rather cold, they don’t always recognize that elves love the sun. Visiting their host family during the holiday season is a great time to de-thaw, take an elf beach vacation, or pull out the fake and bake.
If you are looking to give your Elf on the Shelf beach props, consider this funny s-ELF tanning kit. Add a desk lamp and some sun shades (Barbie sunglasses are great for this) and you are all set to complete this quick and easy Elf on the Shelf idea.
Punny Elf on the Shelf Self Tanning Kit
No, we didn’t misspell funny. This cheeky Elf on the Shelf idea is rather punny and plays on the phrase self tanning kit. Instead of tanning spray, we use cheese whiz and cheese balls for the best orange tan ever!
Pun: a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.
Who doesn’t love a few Elf on the Shelf props you can eat later? If you’re a faux cheese eater (wink – wink), this adorable Elf idea is for you. Gather the following supplies for your witty Elf on the Shelf Idea.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Beach Props
- Cheese Balls (we use Utz Cheese Balls)
- Canned Cheese Spray (we used Kraft Easy Cheese)
- Self Tanning Kit Printable Set (see below)
- Printer paper
- Tape or Glue
It’s time to pull this Hilarious Elf on the Shelf Idea into motion. First you will need to download your funny Self Tanning Kit printable.
Once you complete your purchase and download your PDF file, print it from your home computer or (print at Staples.) For reference, I printed mine from my home computer and they still gave me though bright, eye-catching pops of color.
Next, cut out your labels. Use a glue stick or double-sided tape to attach the labels to your canned cheese spray and container of cheese balls. I actually wrapped the labels around both cheese products and tabled them on the back side of the item.
Stage your Elf in a fun relaxing position on a beach towel.
Extend this Funny Elf Idea
You can always go a step further than we did with this fun Elf idea. Using the tanning kit, incorporate some of these other easy and fun Elf on the shelf ideas.
- Are you going on vacation? Elf can travel with you. Maybe he can bring a fun beach basket filled with things for the trip.
- Use this idea with our fun beach backdrop for Elf. You can add sandbox sand and some shells for a fun scene.
- Put Elf under a heat lamp, like a tanning bed. This can be done with a desk lamp.
- Add some Barbie and Ken Beach Clothes for Elf props. I used a surf vest from my 1980s Barbie accessories.
What are some other orange foods I can use?
Of course if cheese in a can or small snowballs of cheese are not your thing, try some of these other orange foods to pull off your funny Elf idea. You will need to get clever for how your use the s-ELF tanning kit labels on these items, but it’s still do-able.
Orange foods include…
- Sweet Potatoes
- Cheese Chips
Elf Tanning Printables
Grab this funny Elf Tanning Kit Printable. This silly idea comes with two labels. The first is a “self tanning kit” label for cheese balls. The second is a “self tanning lotion” for cheese spray. These are digital downloads. You will download to your computer and print from your printer.
In addition to this funny Self Tanning kit, you can find the 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!
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Elf on the Shelf Resources
At Frugal Coupon Living, our goal, to create an easy Elf on the Shelf season for you. This is not our first year of having an Elf in the home. With over eight years of Elf ideas, we have created a rather large Elf on the Shelf fan club full of new Elf on the Shelf ideas. These Elf on the Shelf resources are all you need to create the best Elf ideas.
What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
More Helpful Elf on the Shelf Links
Some call Frugal Coupon Living the biggest resource for all things Elf on the Shelf. While we don’t want to brag, we will. We have move our red little North Pole friend for year after year. We have created plenty of free printables, must have resources, inspirational Elf links and more. Use us at a platform to keep your sanity through the entire Christmas season.
Use the helpful Elf on the Shelf links to come up with create ideas, grab free printables, and answer Elf on the Shelf Questions.
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas – a Starter guide to all things elf including some of our top post ideas and Elf on the Shelf digital downloads.
- Largest List of Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Now over 600 Elf on the Shelf ideas. New ideas added daily during November and December.
- Elf on the Shelf Questions and Answers – Are you just beginning with an Elf? Could you use a refresher of all the Elf rules. Take a look at frequently asked elf on the shelf questions to get started. You will immediately be an Elf expert.
- Free Elf on the Shelf Printables – Sign up for our emails and grab these free Elf digital downloads to help you during the Elf season. Includes an Elf calendar, notes, Elf coloring pages, encouraging ideas and more.
- DIY Bendable Elf on the Shelf – Want your Elf to do all sorts of positions. This is an easy no-sew bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial.
- Elf Shop with Digital Downloads – This is one of the best Elf shops full of printable resources to perfect the holiday season.
- Elf on the Shelf Emails with New Ideas Daily – Each day we will write you with a new Elf on the Shelf idea as well as links to Elf on the shelf resources and sometimes hidden coupon codes and freebies!
Take a look at the Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board. Tell us what you are doing with your Elf on the Shelf this season. Is there an Elf idea we haven’t tried? Do you have any Elf on the Shelf questions. Leave a comment here or on Pinterest.
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Last Updated on November 3, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
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