Whether you love him or loathe him, the Elf on the Shelf has become a beloved tradition for families across the country. And as each year passes, Santa's little helper finds him or herself in more elaborate situations. Unfortunately, not every parent has the time, craft skills, or desire needed to construct such jaw-dropping scenes. But that doesn't mean you have to throw in the metaphorical towel.
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