12 Last Minute and Free Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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Did you have one of “those” days and now it’s time for bed and you don’t have an idea or plan for your little Elf on the Shelf? Yeah, me too. Like 20 nights in December! Haha! No  worries though, I’ve got you covered! Here are 12 Last Minute or Free Elf on the Shelf Ideas that either need no supplies or things you probably already have laying around the house. Most of these ideas are relatively fast too! If you are still needing ideas, be sure and check out my post with 25 Quick and Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas that take under 5 minutes!

12 Last Minute or Free Elf on the Shelf Ideas for those nights when we forget until we're going to bed! From www.overthebigmoon.com!

I also have a ton of fun Elf on the Shelf Free Printables that are worth checking out! For a preview watching the video below!

No onto those fun ideas!


 004Make a mini countdown from The Little Things


c960637d0608db9d1e6e58a2b692ab91Sledding Elf from Crazy Lou Creations this would be so cute with a Tupperware lid.


39fe31a0a3f050e2c00d075254422680Elf flying on an a paper airplane – source unknown


2011-12-16-001-1024x566Elf worshiping  Jesus  from Ten Cow Chick


elf day 2Message on the Mirror from Come Together Kids


9282c8667670b94088530477f4cf95fdElf making snowflakes by Yvette’s Photos on Flicker


www.pinterest.comElf going for a ride – source unknown


bucket with a kissMake mini Hershey kisses with chocolate chips, foil,and Kleenex for your Elf – idea from Maya Made


www.pinterest.comElves Rule, Gnomes Drool – source unknown


IMG_1717Elf hanging in underwear by Small Town City


www.pinterest.comElf in the silverware drawer – source unknown


strikeIf your kids have been naughty this is a good idea – source unknown

You can also download our free printable “elfisms”, free printable joke cards or Good Deed Cards for days or even a whole month of easy Elfing!

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12 Last Minute and FREE Elf on the Shelf Ideas for those nights that you forget to plan anything! Check these fun ideas out! From overthebigmoon.com!

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