13 Elf On The Shelf Printable Props, That'll Make Styling Santa's Helper A Breeze

The 'Elf on the Shelf' has been around since 2004, but it seems to get more popular every year. I suspect that the ability to share hilarious photos of your elf's exploits on social media is one driving factor in that. Whether you have kids or not, it's hard not to be amused by the many ways parents set up their elves every night in sweet and silly situations. I had no idea that there are so many Elf on the Shelf printable props to help bring those scenes to life.

I'm not sure if I'm super excited or totally dreading when my own children are old enough for the 'Elf of the Shelf' phenomenon. On the one hand, it's a pretty big commitment. On the other hand, though, it seems incredibly fun, and free printables make it a lot easier to put together elaborate scenes. Your elf can pack its bag for a relaxing vacation, start up a side hustle to sell lemonade, or even read a teeny tiny book to fellow toys. You name it, and your elf can probably do it (with a little help from you and your printer, of course).

Here are 13 printable props for your elf's nightly adventures.

1Super Elf Costumes

Simple Made Pretty

Whichever super hero your kid loves, this printable elf costume set probably includes them. It has lots of different Marvel heroes like Captain America and the Hulk, plus Wonder Woman, Batman, and many more.

2Baking Elves

Mom Envy

An elf's gotta eat. Santa's little helpers can whip up some elf cookies in this super cute printable oven from Mom Envy.

3Photo Booth

This Mama Loves

The printable elf photo booth from This Mama Loves is adorable enough on its own, but the elf photo strip it comes with takes it to a whole other level of cute.

4Elf-stagram

A Little Moore Blog

When your elf is just feeling his look, he can snap a selfie for all his followers with this printable Instagram frame from A Little Moore Blog.

5Elf Luggage

DIY Inspired

If your family is traveling around the holidays, your elf obviously has to go along. He or she can pack up their elf gear in these adorably tiny printable elf suitcases from DIY Inspired.

6Snow Man Noses

Sugar Hai

Your elf will be ready for any impromptu snowman building with these printable TicTac label covers from Sugar Hai. They can turn the candy into snow man noses, reindeer noses, or elf poop.

7Mini Book

Teensy Weensy Baby

What better way for your elf to introduce himself to the rest of the toys than by reading his origin story? This printable mini book version from Teensy Weensy Baby is the perfect size for elf hands.

8Mini Envelopes

Red Ted Art

Your elf can keep up with all his pals back at the North Pole with these little printable envelopes from Red Ted Art. There's also an easy tutorial for a matching mailbox made from a matchstick box.

9Elf Magic Dust

Mama Cheaps

If your kid accidentally (or, "accidentally") touches the elf, they may be worried about how they'll get its magic back. You can give your elf another dose of magic with this printable elf dust label from Mama Cheaps. Attach it a bag of glitter and it should bring your elf's powers back.

10Ugly Sweater

Spot of Tea Designs

Your kids can help your elf design the ugliest ugly sweater with this printable template from Spot of Tea Designs.

11Photo Cutouts

Pretty My Party

Your kid will get a kick out of seeing their elf disguised as Santa or a snowman as they strike a pose in these printable cutouts from Pretty My Party.

12Fishing Pole

A Little of This That

Even elves need a little R&R. This printable fishing sign and pole from A Little Of This That sends them on a super cute vacation.

13Lemonade Stand

Inspiration Made Simple

This elf is working a little overtime with an adorable printable lemonade stand by Inspiration Made Simple. It even comes with tiny North Pole dollars with Santa's face on them.

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