These Elf on the Shelf Printable Props will make creating new elf scenes each night a breeze. Finding shortcuts and ways to make Elf on the Shelf easy and fun makes life easier for parents!
WHAT IS ELF ON THE SHELF?
Elf on the Shelf has been around since 2004 and has gained an enormous amount of popularity across the US. You buy a “kit” that includes the children’s book and the elf.
The elf visits children between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and reports back to Santa whether the children have been naughty or nice. The elf plays a game of hide and seek with the family and moves during the night. The children have to find the elf each morning, but they cannot touch the elf!
Elf on the Shelf has gotten to be a VERY big part of Christmas for many families. Children look forward to the elf’s appearance and get up each morning anxious to see where he/she has been up to overnight.
Many parents have adopted a mischievous type of personality for their elf. They will set the elf up overnight and show him getting into all kinds of trouble. Other families simply hide the elf overnight and the children will search to find him.
ALTERNATIVES TO ELF ON THE SHELF
The past few years have seen an increase in alternatives to Elf on the Shelf. Many of these other ideas have a similar concept and these printable props would work for the alternatives too!
Here are some alternatives I have seen used:
- Reindeer In Here is an easy option that doesn’t require much effort from parents, but younger children love it.
- Shepherd on the Search is a Christian themed idea that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas in a way that engages children.
- Mini Elf on the Shelf is a tiny version of the elf and is much harder for kids to find.
- North Pole Ninjas help Santa with critical missions throughout December.
- Mensch on a Bench is perfect for families that celebrate Hanukkah.
WHAT ARE ELF ON THE SHELF PRINTABLE PROPS
If you have been doing Elf on the Shelf for very long you know it can be hard to come up with new ideas on where and how to move the elf around.
Printable props are another resource for parents. These props are adorable and can add new fun to your elf’s adventures.
The props included in this set of printables are:
- Top Hat
- Ear Muffs
- Stocking Hat
- Candy Canes
- Winter Sign
- Sweet Treats
- Ranger Hat
- Fishing Pole
- Marshmallow Roasting Stick
- Tree Branch
- Mermaid Tails
- Fire Truck
- Fire Hydrant
- Dalmation Dog
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fireman’s Hat
- Football Goal
- Helmets for Football
- Football Jersey
As you can see by this list there are tons of ways you can dress your elf for new adventures.
HOW TO USE ELF ON THE SHELF PRINTABLE PROPS
It is so easy to use these printable props.
First, print the props out on white paper or cardstock.
Then cut each prop out with scissors.
Fold props on the dotted line. You can rest the clothing props on top of the elf. The accessories can lay on or near the elf for effect.
ELF ON THE SHELF PRINTABLE PROPS
You can print these cute elf props off for your own personal use.
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- Santas Buttons Treat Bags
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