It’s that time of the year again! End of year parties, Christmas concerts and graduations, and the return of the family Elf on the Shelf.
Cue excitement from the kids, and maybe some dread on your part.
So instead of sitting up in a state of panic at 11.30 at night because you forgot to move your Elf on the Shelf from his position the previous night, I’ve written a list of super simple ways to get creative with your Elf at the very last minute. Thank me later.
Grab an iPad or your phone, and start taking photos of your Elf with your sleeping child in the background. Print them off and stick them everywhere, all around the house. The kids will think it's wild that Elf got snap happy while everyone was tucked up in bed.
There are also many free apps available to Apple & Android users that let you ‘superimpose’ your Elf walking through your home, or dancing in your children’s room while they sleep. Simples.
At least one good thing about COVID-19 is that we can put the Elf on the Shelf in quarantine. It's been a pretty familiar event this year, so lock him up in a glass jar holding a sign saying he has ‘flu-like symptoms’ and needs to isolate. Make him a little face mask out of paper so he doesn’t spread his germs, with some tiny tissues next to him.
Better yet, leave him/her in the jar to quarantine for 14 days.