Is your child an Elf on the Shelf fan? I'll admit, I bought the book and we do have "Patrick" the elf but, Patrick likes to relax. For me personally, the last thing I want to do after my kid goes to bed is come up with creative ways to stage an elf like he's been up all night doing stuff. So, if you're like me and need some serious inspiration to get this elf off the shelf, then check out these easy Elf on the Shelf ideas that will make your kids realize you're actually genius one day.
In our house, the elf — Patrick — is lazy. He doesn't really like to get into mischief or make trips back to the North Pole. He's perfectly happy just chilling on our bookcase and to be honest, I'm perfectly okay with that. I like Patrick. I feel like he gets me. However, I can't deny the level of genius some of these Elf on the Shelf ideas are, especially since they're all easy enough to seem doable even with an underachieving Elf like Patrick.
If you're a mom who will willingly forfeit sleep to build elaborate off-the-shelf scenarios, that's great. By all means, you do you. As for me and Patrick, we'll be taking the easy way out with these fun but fuss-free tableaux.