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20 Fun Ideas for Your "Elf on the Shelf"

12/04/2017 12:00:00

Consult this clever list to make it to Christmas Day with ease.

 
 

1 Hold a sack race.

 
 

Will he avenge last year's loss against Spiderman?

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2 Get him into some mischief.

Toilet paper tubes are perfect for tumbling down staircases.

3 Fake a snow scene.

 
 

Make snow angels out of rice — you can also use sugar or sprinkles for an easier clean-up.

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4 Play matchmaker.

Maybe he'll take Barbie to a drive-in movie (read: the living room.)

5Fill a "bubble bath."

 
 

Oh, if only adults could relax in a marshmallow jacuzzi.

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6 Have him "help" with holiday tasks.

It's just the push you need to get those Christmas cards out on time.

7Allow him to sneak a peek at presents.

 
 

Fingers crossed he doesn't spill any secrets.

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8Let him lead story time.

 
 

Even better: Get the whole toy box involved in this nightly ritual.

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9 Host a marshmallow roast.

 Tea lights quickly become campfires for Santa's petite helpers.

10Go fishing.

 
 

Goldfish crackers are just too cute!

12Kick-off your annual treat making.

 

Note to self: Plan this one for the weekend you've devoted to baking.

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13 Indulge his sweet tooth.

 

Elves love things all things sugar, so he really couldn't help himself. We've all been there.

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14Disguise him.

 
 

Painting a camouflaged face and burying him in the branches of your tree will take hide-and-seek to the next level.

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15Get him into some mischief.

 

It'll definitely be a suprise when they take a trip to the bathroom in the wee hours of the morning — and find this.

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16Ambush him with LEGOs.

 

Uh, oh — we bet he regrets not inviting the other toys out to play.

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17Snap a picture of him.

 

A mini photo booth with DIY props make the perfect set-up for a photo shoot.

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18Watch his heart melt.

 
 

A melted Frosty lookalike will remind kids how much they should value their own friendships.

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19 Offer up a coloring book.

 
 

Staying inside the lines is not required.

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20 Send him to bed.

 
 

Tissues make perfect fluffy elf-sized pillows. And let's face it, you could both use a nap!

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