Oh no! You forgot to move the Elf on the Shelf again! Here are 10 Last Minute Elf on the Shelf ideas that are super EASY to do in 1-2 minutes!

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15+ Last Minute Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Crap! You forgot to do something creative with the Elf on the Shelf again, right?

If you’re like me, I do this ALL THE TIME! I can’t tell you how many times one of the boys woke up the next morning and hollering… “Mom, Elfie didn’t move last night!”

I’ve had to get very creative when it came to giving a reason why Elfie didn’t move. You can see those reasons here: What to say to your kids when you didn’t move the Elf)

Hopefully, I can help save you by providing you with a few Last-Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas you can do at the last minute!

Dump in a nearby bowl of Christmas Candy. {abitofbeesknees.blogspot}

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Stick him by the Nutella Jar and spread some chocolate on his face. #chocolatewasted

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Lay him down quickly on a box of Kleenex. He’s taking a nap of course. Shhh! {abitofbeesknees.blogspot}

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Stick on top of a Christmas decoration. Or in this case.. the deer!!

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That little Elf wants to help pour the milk this morning! Super quick last-minute idea!

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Find an empty Bottle and stick your Elf inside. Message in a bottle! BAM! {Facebook}

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Uh-oh, the milk is really naughty! Look what he did to Elfie. Photo credit.

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Elf pooped in the toilet and left a mess. This is a super easy idea. Idea + photo credit.

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It’s morning, and you just realized the Elf didn’t move. Hurry and sprinkle powder sugar everywhere.

Then lay the Elf in it and spread his/her legs and arms to make a snow angel! {Facebook}

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Get toilet paper wasted with this next quick idea. Let your Elf roll down the stairs leaving a trail of tissue for the kids to find him! { A Thrifty Mom}

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Find fruit laying around (apples or oranges) and decorate them with a black sharpie. Stick your Elf by it for a quick turnaround that the kids will love!

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Line up all the shoes quickly! Stick your elf in the top shoe! The kids will definitely get a chuckle out of this one!

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Elf gets a credit card to go shopping. This is a really quick idea. Just grab a few credit cards and sit the Elf down in front of the laptop. Idea and image credit.

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And there you have it! Crisis averted! Well… until tomorrow night! Be sure to come back if you need more last-minute quick ideas. Also, PIN IT to your Elf on the Shelf Pinterest Board.

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Join in on the Elf Fun with so many ideas posted below- Follow our Elfie on his journey and find other Elf on the Shelf ideas in our Elf on the Shelf section on my blog!

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