It's that time of year again, in which you have to remember to move the Elf on the Shelf every night at the risk of upsetting your kid. Love it or hate it, the scout elf has become a holiday tradition in homes everywhere. But what are you supposed to do on evenings when there just isn't time to create an elaborate scene with Mister Snowflakes? These last-minute Elf on the Shelf ideas for the lazy mom are perfect for anyone who needs to pose the little guy in a hurry.
Making your kid's holiday season magical can be as simple as shoving the elf into a sock and calling it a sleeping bag. Hey, Mister Snowflakes likes being rustic. By using a few household objects, craft gear, or your kid's vast supply of toys, you can create elf scenes that are still clever, cute, and unlikely to keep you up every night because sometimes the nightly elf pose is just not the first thing on your mind. Even if you really want to craft some fun and amusing scene with the elf every night, being short on time is just the reality for so many parents. That's why having a few very simple elf poses on hand is so crucial. These ideas are basically a holiday miracle all by themselves.
1. Home Repairs
2. Sick Day
3. Googly Eyes
4. TP'd Tree
This scene is a bit naughty. Have your elf drape the tree, breakfast table, or refrigerator in a roll of toilet paper. Sure, you're essentially TP'ing your own home, but that's part of the fun.
5. Fancy Elf
6. Music Lover
7. Underwater Elf
8. Wild Ride
9. Napping Elf
This scene will take literally seconds to put together, so it's perfect for the evenings when you really can't be bothered. Tuck the elf into a sock and place a cotton ball or pad under his head as a makeshift pillow. You get bonus points for using holiday socks, but any pair will do the trick.
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