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Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?
Do you find it hard to be inspired every night?
With nearly 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we admit it can be challenging to think of new Elf on the Shelf ideas. Even though we’ve compiled over 100 Elf on the Shelf ideas in our Elf on the Shelf series, we know you still might struggle.
We’re here to help!
Doing the Elf on the Shelf shouldn’t be hard or stressful. With that in mind we discovered great Elf on the Shelf outfits. These elf outfits can put the joy back into moving your elf each night. We’re listing our favorite Elf on the Shelf outfits along with an easy idea to set your elf scene.
15 Elf on the Shelf Outfits and Elf-Inspired Scenes
Elf on the Shelf outfits for a winter scene
Set the scene with some fake snow from your holiday decor at home. You can also use cotton balls, crumpled up tissues, tissue paper, or toilet paper to represent snow. Create a snowman with white pompoms, cotton balls, or marshmallows. Pipe cleaners, toothpicks, or q-tips can be added for arms. Then, position your elf so it appears your elf is making the snowman with our without other toy figures your kids have.
Elf on the Shelf outfits for a rainy day scene
Set the mood for a rainy day scene for your elf. A toothpick with a flattened cotton ball or piece of tissue paper can be used to create a small umbrella. Other cotton balls or pom poms can be hung overhead to represent clouds. Tear off pieces of aluminum foil to create puddles. You can even position your elf looking at his/her reflection in the ‘puddle’. Give the impression of falling rain with tinsel. Deck your elf out in this raincoat Elf on the Shelf outfit.
Elf on the Shelf outfits for a dress up scene
Dress your elf up for a fancy night in your house with one of these more dressy Elf on Shelf outfits. Create a dance floor with an oversized shoe box. Decorate the box with tissue paper and Christmas lights to set the scene. A ball of crushed aluminum foil can become your disco ball. Position your elf to dance with either other Barbie dolls or similar sized toy figures your child has. For an extra touch, position an mp3 player in the background with music playing.
Elf on the Shelf outfits for the Elf ballerina
Many families have a ballerina at home. If that describes your family create an elf ballerina classroom with an oversized shoe box or paper box. A sheet of aluminum on the back of the inside can serve as your mirror. A pencil or candy cane positioned horizontally and secured in place with marshmallows, pipe cleaners, twist ties, or fasteners becomes the ballet bar. Finish the ballet lesson scene with dressing your Elf on the Shelf in this elf outfit with a tutu.
Elf on the Shelf outfits for the sport loving Elf
What sports are your kids into? Show that your elf has team spirit by creating any number of sports scenes. Green construction paper becomes your grass. Or use white if your child plays a winter sport. Use markers or chalk to draw the field lines. The field goal post can be created with pipe cleaners. Make a soccer net or hockey net with floss or string wrapped around a pipe cleaner frame. Use pipe cleaners and floss to create a small basket ball net. Again, pom poms, cotton balls, or even small bouncing balls can substitute for your sports ball.
Elf on the Shelf outfits for casual days
These more casual Elf on the Shelf outfits of graphic tees and sweet t-shirts make elf antics easy. Use the t-shirt design for inspiration or one of our over 100 Elf on the Shelf ideas. Your kids can even lay out the elf shirts next to the elf as what they would like the elf to wear tomorrow. For the “My Other Ride is a Sleigh” tee position your elf with a toy car. Have your elf appear to be taking a selfie while dressed in the “Express Yourself” elf t-shirt. Do you have reindeer in your holiday decor? Create a playful scene between the reindeer and elf or show your elf caring for the reindeer while wearing an Elf Pets Reindeer tee. With the Elf on the Shelf Claus Couture Sweet Tees Multipack, show your elf pretending to lick a candy cane, sip a cup of hot chocolate (mold a marshmallow into a mug shape and fill with cocoa powder), or getting ready to make cupcakes (cupcake mix box, cupcake pan, cupcake liners… no reason to make it messy.)
Elf on the Shelf outfits for an Elf spa day
After all the Elf shenanigans your elf could probably use a day at the spa. The Elf on the Shelf Claus Couture Relaxing Robe and Slippers elf outfit makes it easy. All you need to do is add the spa. A styrofoam bowl or regular bowl can easily become a bathtub. Fill it with marshmallows and either bitesize pink colored candy (like jelly beans) to create the illusion of a bubble bath. Tie a piece of floss around a cotton ball or gauze to stimulate towels.
Elf on the Shelf outfits for bedtime
With all that an elf is expected to do and back and forth trips to the North Pole it can be easy to understand why your elf is tired. Help your Elf on the Shelf get a head start on bedtime with these elf pajamas Creating a bed for your elf need not be overly complicated. A washcloth or nice napkin can serve as a blanket. Pillows can be made from cotton balls.
Do you love these Elf on the Shelf outfits? Which reignites your imagination the most?
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