Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas Using Fruits and Veggies
Nov 27, 2021, Updated Dec 27, 2021
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Elf is making her way from the North Pole to your home. Get ready for her arrival with these easy Elf on the Shelf ideas using items from the produce department.
Why Use Fruits and Veggies with your Elf on the Shelf?
Why use produce? For starters, it is accessible and convenient. Simply grab a few extra fruits and veggies each week during your regular grocery run. These can be items you already plan to use in your meals for the week. Double win!
Secondly, each time a child is exposed to a fruit or vegetable, it builds their curiosity and they are more likely to eventually give it a try. And when they see their beloved Elf playing with a fruit or veggie, that can be especially powerful.
Perhaps most convincingly, these ideas are easy to execute and come together quickly! If you’re looking for last minute Elf on the Shelf ideas, consider using one of the following as none of them take more than a few minutes to set up.
easy elf on the shelf ideas using fruits and veggies
Here are 10 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas using items from the produce department. Each takes less than 10 minutes to assemble.
1. elf plays with cookie cutters
Elf knows cookie cutters aren’t just for making cookies! He is using them to make fun Christmas shapes out of watermelon, although any melon variety or pineapple would work. Elf is willing to share his creations, too. Leave a little note from Elf telling your child she is welcome to enjoy his Christmas melon creations.
2. Elf makes silly faces on fruit
Elf got a little lonely so he decided to make some produce friends! He raided the fruit basket and used googly-eye stickers and a marker to create friendly faces. What names will your child choose for Efl’s new fruit friends?
3. Elf rides an orange caterpillar
4. Elf Makes A Candy Cane with bananas and strawberries
Elf was craving a sweet snack but decided to skip the candy and enjoy a banana and strawberry candy cane instead! He had his share overnight. Leave a note from Elf inviting your child to enjoy this one for breakfast.
5. Elf Sleds through snow
Looks like it snowed last night! The Great Cauliflower Blizzard of ’21 is the perfect reason to break out the sled and go for a joy ride. Elf’s St. Bernard pet is helping pull him through the cauliflower snowfall.
6. Elf makes a watermelon reindeer
Elf was missing his friend Rudolph so he turned a mini watermelon into a red-nosed reindeer using a raspberry and pipe cleaners.
7. elf plays pineapple peekaboo
Mele Kalikimaka! Elf is feeling those tropical holiday vibes in her new pineapple abode. Help Elf create her holiday home by coring a pineapple and cutting off the top to create a roof. Place her inside and let her peek out to say hello!
8. Elf stacks firewood
Baby, it’s cold outside! Elf is preparing for a cold winter’s night by bringing in firewood (aka baby carrots) on her sled. If your home has a fireplace, set up this scene on the hearth.
9. Elf makes a bunch of Minions
Do you hear gibberish? Kevin, Stuart, and Bob… Elf created a bunch of Minions from bananas!
10. Elf takes a ride on a red-nosed pet
Turn your Elf pet into a red-nosed reindeer with the help of a raspberry. The quickest last minute Elf on the Shelf idea on the list, simply place a berry on the nose of your Elf’s pet and call it a night!