If your the parent of a young child chances are you’re moving an elf on a shelf nightly this month.
Just take a quick look around Pinterest and you’ll see tons of elaborate scenes of constructed mischief these guys are getting into.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m gonna give you three methods of elf magic that take less than 10 mins a night.
1) Hanging Garland Method: our elf is pretty well behaved. I’m pretty anti mess, so Lilly doesn’t create messes. (Know what you can and can’t live with mamas) I can’t live with leaving a mess out all day.
So when I want Lilly to be a little mischievous I use a cheap $1 garland from Dollar Tree. I just get one and reuse it. We hang here from windows or light fixtures and secure with tape.
2) One Spot Toys: This easy peasy method takes up 1/4 of my elf days. Lilly brings a Christmas themed toy or item from Bullseye’s Playground with a quick little note. Definitely save these for when you’re busy or sleepy.
3) Have your elf bring something you were already gonna do for your kid.
Doing the elf doesn’t mean you have to drive yourself crazy this season! There are super simple ways to make it fun for your little and easy on yourself.