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20 Fun Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf When You Forget to Move the Elf

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Looking for new ideas for your Elf on the Shelf? Here are 20 fun ideas for your Elf on the Shelf when you forget to move the elf and are in a panic.

Picture it.

You’re finally sitting down after another long day. The kids have already asked for 20 glasses of water, gone to the bathroom 10 times, talked about the grand adventure they are going on tomorrow, and all about how their friend’s mom is actually a momster. 

Covering up with a soft blanket, you pick up the remote in one hand and your drink in the other.


Getting sleepy, you start to doze off in your favorite chair.

Looking up, your eyes meet. Your eyes get wider as it dawns on you that you have to get up and move that stinking elf.

But where do you put the Elf on the Shelf? You’ve already done almost everything. 

Here are 20 fun ideas of places to put and things to do with your Elf on the Shelf that you haven’t thought of before.

Fun Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

  1. Elf on the Shelf Ideas: Snack Break – The Frugal Navy Wife
  2. Candy Cane Jail – This Mama Loves
  3. Elf on a Shelf Printable Lemonade Stand – DIY Inspired
  4. How to Give Your Elf on the Shelf Bendy Arms & Legs – A Bird and a Bean
  5. Elf On The Shelf OREO Cookie Balls – Flour On My Face
  6. What to Do if Your Kids Touches the Elf on the Shelf – A Worthey Read
  7. Elf On The Shelf Rocket Ship { FREE Printable } – Sparkles to Sprinkles
  8. Super simple Elf on the Shelf Backdrops – This Mama Loves
  9. Elf on the Shelf Arrival Letter – Midget Momma
  10. DIY Elf on the Shelf Luggage – DIY Inspired
  11. The Last Piece of Sweet Potato Pie – A Worthey Read
  12. Stranger Things Elf on the Shelf Tutorial Idea – The Homespun Hydrangea
  13. Elf on the Shelf DIY Cooking Apron – DIY Inspired
  14. The Elf On The Shelf DIY Scarf – A Worthey Read
  15. Elf Kisses Free Printable – I Heart Nap Time
  16. Rules Printable to Help Kids Remember the Elf Rules – Midget Momma
  17. Elf Sized Christmas Cookies – This Mama Loves
  18. No-Sew Elf on the Shelf Skirt – DIY Inspired
  19. Elf on the Shelf At The Beach – A Worthey Read
  20. Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Activity Cards – Second Chance to Dream

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