Harry Potter Elf Hack


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In this house, we are ALL about Elf on the Shelf (no, really, look at our collection of elf ideas – 10 years+ worth of our ideas!!).  Also, we are realistic and know that while intricate, detailed elf scenes are funny,  most nights the simpler, the better. Check out our SUPER easy Harry Potter elf idea.  Your elf only needs about 1 minute to prep this one!

Harry Potter Elf on Shelf

Harry Potter Elf on the Shelf

Okay, Harry Potter fans!  Here is a super easy and super fun way to transform that elf into Harry himself!  I am not kidding when I tell you that this is as easy as it comes.  Prep time?  Less than 1 minute from start to finish.

Harry Potter Elf Materials

How to Set Up the Scene

Use the eyeliner pencil to draw Harry’s signature lightning bolt scar on the elf’s forehead.  This mark will wipe right off with a tissue or wet wipe, so don’t worry about damaging the elf or leaving a permanent mark.  I would, however, be careful not to get the eyeliner on the elf’s fabric.  That would be tricky to get out.

Set the elf up anywhere.

Check out our ideas below for some Harry Potter themed props that you might want to add to the scene. You could easily use this elf idea to set up a movie night, or (on a MUCH bigger scale) a trip to Universal if you are planning one.

Some Harry Potter props you could add if you want:

Enjoy this easy elf idea – a great one to keep handy for nights when you really need to dial it in!


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