Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less

Looking for a last minute idea to inspire your elf? You’ve found it! Each idea below features a free printable craft that Scout Elves can put together in no time; all they need is a color printer! Kids will marvel at their elf’s innovative returns, featuring colorful North Pole props that require minimal time and effort.

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Chance of Showers

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Scout Elf Spa Day

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Strike a Pose

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Toasty Treats

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Dwindling Donuts

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Cheer Gear

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Candy Launcher

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Going for a Goal

Elf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less – The Elf on the Shelf

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Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!