A MUM shared her horror when her epic Elf on the Shelf prank backfired – after her partner cooked the elves after she left them in the oven. 

Chelsea Hightower, from Kansas, popped the trio of elves into the cooker for a photoshoot, explaining they needed warming up after being in the fridge. 

The mum left the mischief makers in the oven while she went shopping, and unaware of the elves location her other half, Matt, switched it on. 

It wasn’t long before he realised something was very wrong – as the elves burnt and melted – causing what we can only imagine was a horrific smell. 

After sheepishly phoning up Chelsea to explain what he’d done, she jokingly said the elves had got fixed at the ‘Elfpital’.

Which was code for she simply bought some new ones, as she said: “The things we do for our kids to keep the magic alive.”

Chelsea shared the elves’ adventures to Facebook, saying: “Thank you everyone for the concerns of our elves Jingle, Belle, Magic!

“Yesterday what started out as just warming themselves up in the oven after a day in the fridge & things got more toasty than planned when this momma stepped out briefly to roam the aisles of Target solo in hopes to finish up Christmas Shopping…. 

“It wasn’t long into my outing where I received ‘the call’ from Matt unaware of what I would hear next…… 

“‘Babe I feel horrible (insert long awkward pause) I cooked the elves’.

“Matt feels horrible but thankfully the Elfspital got them in quickly & they are expected to make a full recovery after several hours of (shopping the whole KC area) reconstruction & rest! 

“To whomever this may help in this elf season BAKE COOKIES NOT ELVES!”

She later added: "Parent lesson #48,573,728,485: don’t forget the elves were in the oven!!"

Chelsea's post has racked up hundreds of likes, as people found the blunder hilarious. 

Parent lesson #48,573,728,485: don’t forget the elves were in the oven

One person said: “This is sooo awesome! I’m sure it was devastating, but you guys turned it into a great memory for MANY years to come!!! The kids are ALWAYS gonna talk about the year dad cooked the elves and they had to go to the Elfspital!!”

Another wrote: “So thankful there was a happy ending!! Just shared the update to keep my friends informed! Seriously the best elf story.”

A third commented: “This is the most hilarious thing ever! A memory you will tell them every year when they are older.”

This person thought: “This has seriously made my week.”

While another commented: “This goes down in elf history !!!!! I’m still dying laughing at this!!!”

While this boy, 6, yells ‘b*****d’ after his mum sneaks into his room at night, cuts up his PJs & blames it on Elf On The Shelf.

Plus this mum creates an incredible ‘invisible’ Christmas tree using FISHING LINE & people are in love with it.

And this mum transforms son’s dinosaur toys with gold paint & they make great budget Christmas decorations.

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