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Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

20+ Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas For Parents Who Really Just Can't Be Bothered

Whether you're a parent who loves Elf on the Shelf or someone who can't stand the tradition, there's no denying that life can get in the way of creating elaborate settings for your kids to find their elf in every morning. If you're finding it difficult to stay up crafting mini elf scenes until 2 a.m., we've got you covered with some simple, easy Elf on the Shelf ideas that are super quick for you to execute (and clean up!) but will still be fun for the kids.

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Read through for some of our favorite ideas, and hang in there (and if you're into pancakes, visit IHOP for an Elf on the Shelf-themed shortstack)!

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