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. Some of the fun is choosing one from the many adorable possible Elf on the Shelf Names.
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 throughout the month of December 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 the Christmas season for many families. Children look forward to the elf’s visit 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 little 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.
Elf on the Shelf adds a little magic to the season, which is probably why it’s become such a popular holiday tradition.
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:
- The Kindness Elves are one of my favorite alternatives since they encourage kids to practice kindness rather than promote mischief.
- 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.
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 elf props are another resource for parents. These elf-size elfprops 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 the Elf on the Shelf Props
It is so easy to use these printable props.
First, print the free elf 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.
Don’t forget to pair your elf with other toys (like Barbie dolls, building blocks, toy cars, etc.) to create miniature realistic scenes.
How to Get the Free Elf on the Shelf Printable Props
You can print these cute elf props off for your own personal use. Just fill in the form below to get immediate access to the elf on the shelf printables along with my entire library of free printables!
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You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.
More Elf on the Shelf Fun
Looking for more elf on the shelf ideas? Here are some other ways to have fun with everyone’s favorite Christmas mischief maker this holiday season.
Use this free printable Elf on the Shelf calendar if you don’t want to come up with new ideas each day during the Christmas season for your elf.
Combine play and learning with these elf game ideas.
Download the Elf on the Shelf apps for fun elf games, activities, and ideas.
Watch An Elf’s Story on DVD.
Get Scout Elf’s Letters to Santa activity set to create sweet mementos and cherished memories with the kids.
More Christmas Fun
If you loved this Christmas idea be sure to check out these other fun ideas using Christmas printables:
- Ugly Sweater Party Printables
- Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Riddles
- Snowman Poop Treat Bag Labels
- Santas Buttons Treat Bags
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