Easy Elf on the She Ideas are a life-saver this time of year. There is a set of free elf on the shelf printables available at the end of this post to go with these easy elf ideas.
When your elf arrives, you don’t need to do complicated setups every single day. Who has time for that?
Instead, use one of these easy elf ideas for your elf on the shelf this holiday season. Or use these to mix in-between your harder, more time-consuming set ups. That way you aren’t spending half of every night setting up your elves.
My best suggestion for last-minute elf set ups is to simply print these notes at the start of the season so you have a quick last-minute elf on the shelf idea when you forget to move your elf.
Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Busy Parents
Alright, busy parents, ready for some really easy elf on the shelf setups?
These ideas take very little if no set up or extras. While some of my set ups include extra props – you could just print and leave the note on its own!
Use what you already have around the house to make it easy.
The Extra Props You’ll Need for these Easy Elf Set Ups
- 10 Candy canes
- 4 Ornaments (ones right from the tree work fine!)
- Crayons/markers and paper
- A treat your kid(s) like
The Extra Props You Don’t Need but Could Add to your Elf Scenes
- Popcorn and/or candy
- Christmas DVDs
- Baking dish for the brown “e”s
Let’s get to them!
Free Elf on the Shelf Printables Included
You get 8 ready-to-print and use free elf on the shelf printables! Some of these require a little more cutting so it’s best to print out the whole set and prep them ahead of time.
That way, you have 8 last-minute elf on the shelf ideas ready to go!
This free elf on the shelf printable set includes:
- 1 PDF file for single elves
- 1 PDF file for multiple elves
- 8 notes ready to print and use
- 1 set of brown “e”s to print and cut
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Want even MORE Free Elf on the Shelf Printables and Easy Elf Ideas?
Looking for some more free elf on the shelf printables? You can download even MORE elf on the shelf notes for even more easy elf on the shelf ideas. Grab this free elf on the shelf printable notes now.
Want ideas that take a little more work? Check out this round up of 25 free elf on the shelf printables (including a few that I created!) There are some really cute (and free!) elf ideas!
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