Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas
In a dream world our Elf on the Shelf is a proactive planner. She has a thick book of ideas full of magical wonder. In reality there is a good chance our Elf on the Shelf has had to pull last minute ideas for any number of reasons. Whether she has pulled last minute ideas or not she did a nice job of showing off her creativity. She danced her way into our hearts, transformed into a Christmas angel and turned our basement stairs into a slide. And that’s just a few of her whimsical appearances. Keep reading for more of our Elf’s shenanigans, many of which are ideal for last minute inspiration.
Elf on the Shelf is a Ballerina
Magic supplies: Elf on the Shelf Claus Couture Tiny Tidings Ballerina, shiny door streamers, and invitation to any mini characters in the house. Our show invitees included Trolls, Little People, Littlest Pet Shops, and animals.
Last Minute Help: No ballerina tutu or outfit? Use tissue paper for an outfit and invite your home’s characters Toy Story-style.
Elf on the Shelf Snow Angel
Magic Supplies. White glitter snow from the Dollar Tree and gold pipe cleaner for the halo.
Last Minute Help: No snow? Use flower or sugar. This is one of the easiest elf on the shelf last minute ideas.
Elf on the Shelf Flying Angel
Magic Supplies. Our little show angel took flight with the help of gold chord (alter Dollar Tree find), angel cut outs and, of course, the gold pipe cleaner for the halo.
Last Minute Help: No angel cutouts? Use white paper, tape, and any string or ribbon.
Elf on the Shelf Slide
Magic Supplies: This trick is the epitome of an Elf on the Shelf last minute idea. All you need is wrapping paper (the stronger the better), tape and some stuffed animals to join in the fun.
Last Minute Help: You haven’t bought Christmas wrapping paper yet? Use hefty foil or parchment paper.
Elf on the Shelf Laser Room
Magic Supplies. This is another very easy Elf on the Shelf last minute idea. Who doesn’t love Laser Tag? Christmas colored ribbon and tape is all you need. Tape strips around the room.
Last Minute Help: Any string, yarn or thin rope will do.
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