Perfect Elf on the Shelf Printables for 2020 – Introducing “Quarantine Elf” Gear
It’s 2020. So the way I figure it, there’s gotta be SOME kind of upside to this debacle of a year before it ends here in a few short weeks. And listen, girlfriend…I think I found it.
“What is it?” you ask me as your mascara-free eyes roll, lounging there on your sofa in the pjs you’ve worn for the last 7 days straight, Zoom calls be damned.
You’ve got your wine in hand, which you now drink from your one-liter BPA-free fancy water bottle, you know, the one you USED to take to the gym, back in the days when a) that kind of thing was allowed and b) we all cared about how we looked, at least enough to pretend to want to exercise.
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The 2020 upside?
“OK, I know I’ve picked up a few pounds and lost a few screws during 2020,” you admit, “But did she just say quarantine was the 2020 upside?”
Oh yeah I did. Why?
Because if rules are rules, then we ALL have to adhere. You, me, the kids…
And even that blasted Elf on the Shelf.
So that means, once little Elfie friend arrives from the old North Pole this year, he’s gotta be put in the slammer. For 2 weeks. That’s right. That’s a full 2-weeks of stress-free nights, friend!
No more 3 am shooting straight up in bed thinking “OMG, the elf!”. No more need to be creative at 11:30 pm when you FINALLY get that moment to sit down and binge a few minutes of the Crown.
THIS IS 2020’s gift! Let’s take a full 14-day advantage of it!
“But the CDC just said that we only need to quarantine for 7-10 days…”
Listen sister, I mean this in the nicest possible way, but ZIP IT.
I’m just kidding. Kind of. If you want your elf to break the rules, and possibly infect the rest of us, that’s on your shoulders.
Just saying, here, at our house? Elfie is staying put for half of December. And if the kids complain, “but mom, that’s so boring that our elf can’t move for 2 whole weeks,” my retort is, “better safe than sorry, guys.” Or, “just remember, we all have to do our part.”
Ready to have your household elf do their part to stop the spread? GREAT.
Here’s what you’ll need for this quarantining elf-fun-fest…
Supplies Needed to Pose and Style Your Elf on the Shelf Printables:
If your “mom guilt” starts kicking in telling you you’re hitting the easy button, then feel free to go hog wild styling Elfie’s little quarantine cell! Or go ahead and give your elf a parental pardon after he serves an acceptable quarantine sentence if you finally cave to the peer (or little person) pressure. No judgment here.
All you gotta do is print out the props. Cut em out, and pose your COVID-safe Elf on the Shelf.
I recommend a mason jar. Cut the little straps off the mask, and tape a rubber band to the back of the mask cut out. Then you can slip the mask over your elf’s head. Use as many or as few of the other props as you like!
Listen, this printable isn’t perfect. I did it on the fly, literally in about five minutes. So don’t be expecting something amazing here. It’s 2020. I can only do what I can do. Plus, it’s free. So cut me some slack 😉😂.
Here’s what’s included on these Elf on the Shelf printables:
You got your basic OSHA-approved signage ✅, your standard grade medical gear ✅, some first aid essentials ✅, a non-medical grade (I don’t need any elf lawsuits here) mask. Hand sanitizer ✅…I even threw in an extra roll of tp because I was feeling especially generous this holiday season.
So happy elf quarantine, friend! Only a few more short weeks, and 2020 will be in the rearview. WE GOT THIS!
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