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10 Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas and FREE Printables!

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If you are doing Elf on the Shelf, here are 10 Easy elf on the shelf printables free to use.

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10 Easy elf on the shelf printables free

Here are 10 Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas for you that are easy to do and do not make a big mess. I have found lots of fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas but they are very time consuming and sometimes confusing to young children.

Other fun Elf Ideas

Arrival Letter Free Printable

Late Arrival Letter

Christmas Eve Morning Letter

Goodbye Letter

Elf Brownies

Elf Slime

Easy Elf Craft

These Elf on the Shelf crafts that I have posted are easy for kids to do and not naughty ones. I have included a FREE Printable that includes what you need list for each idea.

All you have to do is print, get the required items and set it out! It doesn't get any easier than that! If you don't have an Elf on the Shelf you can find them on Amazon.

1: Welcome Letter from Elf and a Treat

This is the night that you deliver the Elf. You can also include a treat for your children, just like I did. Explain to them about what the Elf is all about as it will excite them and make them look forward to what Elf on the Shelf has planned.

A plush elf doll accompanied by a welcome note, elf on the shelf printables free, and a candy cane, introducing the start of a Christmas Elf on the Shelf tradition.

What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Letter Printable
Kids Favorite Treat

A festive holiday-themed message on a striped background with a decorative snowflake, suggesting a playful "Elf on the Shelf" surveillance for Santa Claus, now available as printables for free.
HUBBA BUBBA Original Bubble Gum Bulk Pack, 2 oz Tape (Pack of 6)
$10.14


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2. How Big of a Bubble Can You Blow?

A plush elf on the shelf toy with a pink bubble gum balloon next to a Hubba Bubba container and a note that reads, "How big can a bubble get before it bursts?

This is another treat night with Elf on the Shelf. Make sure to include your child's favorite bubble gum.

What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Bubble Gum
Pink Balloon
Bubble Printable

Festive elf on the shelf sign with a challenge: "how big of a bubble can you blow?".
Christmas Reindeer DIY Craft Set
$8.99


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3. Rudolph's Red Nose

For this Elf on the Shelf night of crafts, you will supply your child with a Rudolph's Red Nose so they can turn their Elf on the Shelf into a Rudolph Elf!

A plush toy resembling an elf on the shelf with a red hat and free printables next to it on a wooden floor against a white backdrop.

What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Red Nose
Rudolph Printable

A festive holiday card with a message about spreading cheer with an elf on the shelf, accompanied by a red and green bow decoration.

4. Baby, Its Cold Outside!

For this Elf on the Shelf surprise, get a Chapstick in your child's favorite flavor and teach them the importance of protecting their lips from the elements when they are outside.

Plush elf on the shelf toy with a dvd and a note about sharing a movie and a snack, including free printables.
Centric Beauty The Elf on the Shelf 10 Flavored Lip Balm Christmas Stocking Gift Set 10 Count (Pack of 1)
£69.99


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What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Baby its cold outside Printable
Elf on the Shelf Chapstick

A festive holiday card, embellished with elf on the shelf printables free of charge, suggesting a gift of favorite chapstick due to cold weather causing chapped lips.

5. I Have My Eyes On You!

For this Elf on the Shelf craft, your child will have fun placing a pair of googly eyes onto the Elf. This will surely cause some giggles.

Plush elf doll sitting next to a playful note with the message "i have my eyes on you!!" against a weathered floor backdrop, accompanied by elf on the shelf printables free.

What You Need:  Elf On the Shelf
Googly Eyes
I've Got my eyes on you Printable

450Pcs Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-Adhesive, 6mm 8mm 10 mm 12mm 15mm Mixed Packaging,3 Years and up
£28.97


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A festive greeting card with an elf on the shelf printables free pun, featuring the phrase "i have my eyes on you!!" with a decorative bow on top.

6. Elf's Favorite Jokes

This Elf on the Shelf night will surely have you in laughter. This night is joke night with the Elf on the Shelf supplying the jokes. Make sure the jokes are age appropriate.

A plush elf on the shelf toy surrounded by free printables with jokes on a wooden surface.

What you Need:  Elf on the Shelf
Both Joke Printables

Festive-themed elf on the shelf printables, free message card with a statement about loving jokes at the north pole, accompanied by decorative bows.
A collection of eight elf on the shelf-themed Christmas joke cards with festive borders and images, available as free printables.

7. Candy Cane Hunt

For this Elf on the Shelf night you will need some candy canes to hide around the house. Hide them in easy reach of your children. Be prepared to give hints as to where they might be as you certainly do not want your child(ren) to become frustrated.

A plush elf toy with a Santa hat, resembling the "Elf on the Shelf" style, is seated next to a card and candy canes on a wooden surface, alongside printables available for free

What you need:  Elf on the Shelf
12 Candy Canes
Candy Cane Hunt Printable

Spangler Red and White Peppermint Mini Canes 240 Count Box
$32.95


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A festive note with an elf on the shelf candy cane hunt game invitation, featuring a red and white striped background and decorative holiday bows.

8. Snowball Fight

This Elf on the Shelf night is just for fun. Grab some mini marshmallows and let your child have a safe snowball fight with Elf on the Shelf.

An "Elf on the Shelf" doll seated next to a printable card reading "Snowball fight!!! I love having a snowball fight. Do you?" with small white objects resembling snowballs scattered around

What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Mini Marshmallows
Snowball Printable

Sarah's Candy Factory Vanilla Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows in Jar - Mini Marshmallow Bits for Hot Cocoa (2.5 Lbs)
£122.96 (£3.07 / count)


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Do you share the festive enthusiasm for snowball fights, reminiscent of the joy brought by elf on the shelf printables?

9. Fishing

A night of indoor fishing is what Elf on the Shelf has planned for your child. Have them count them as they pretend to catch them on the line.

A plush elf on the shelf doll with a fishing rod near spilled goldfish crackers and a note that says "I love fishing," alongside free elf on the shelf printables.

What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Gold Fish
Stick
Twine
Fishing Printable

Goldfish Cheddar Cheese Crackers, Baked Snack Crackers, 1 oz On-the-Go Snack Packs, 20 Count Box


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Handwritten-style note expressing enthusiasm for fishing, stating a fish was caught, adorned with decor inspired by elf on the shelf printables.

10. Kissing Booth

The children love the kissing booth that Elf on the Shelf has planned. They will be glad to give everyone in your household real kisses for only a nickel.

A plush elf on the shelf toy beside a "kissing booth 5¢" sign, with a bag of candy and a card displaying kisses for 5 cents.

What you need: Elf on the Shelf
Hershey's Kisses
Plastic Bag
Kissing Booth Sign
Kissing Booth Printable

A novelty sign with the text "kisses. 5 cents." surrounded by lipstick kiss marks, elf on the shelf printables free, and a decorative bow.

***I hope you enjoyed these 10 Easy elf on the shelf printables free! Don't forget to check out our Newest idea: Do you want to build a snowman Elf on the Shelf Idea and Free Printable



Want to make these Christmas Elf Brownies?

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