25 Funny & Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas!


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Yes, he’s here! Not only do I have an Elf on the Shelf, but I actually have two plus some reindeer that I move every night. I made the mistake of putting all four out a few years back and now I’m stuck! The kids ask where Chipey, Isabella, and the reindeer are every year. To say I run out of ideas quickly is an understatement.

Have your elf invite your kids and their friends to a holiday craft party or have them count down to Christmas with one of these DIY advent calendars!

I think parents have a love/not-so-loving relationship with this holiday tradition. But the bottom line is, the Elf on the Shelf can be an awesome tool if we want to see the innocence on our kids’ faces and keep them acting their best (for example, not squeezing toothpaste on their sister’s head)!

Keep the mischief going and let your Elf on the Shelf play with craft supplies and accessories around the house! Your Elf will be pleased to know you even saved some money with Michaels promo codes, Office Depot & Office Max coupon codes, and Discount School Supply coupons!

To help you get through the days leading up to the time the little elves leave, I’ve found 25 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas. Just bookmark this page and use one a day to place your elf without having to think about it!

1. The “Be Good!” Elf Pose

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The whole point of Elf on the Shelf is to get your kids to mind their manners so he doesn’t tell Santa they misbehaved. Any message to remind them of that is a good thing, and I love this write it in toothpaste idea.

2. Printable Super Hero Elf Mask

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How fun is this? Print out this free mask and turn your elf into their favorite super hero!

3. Elf-Made Snowflakes

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This is super cute and easy to clean up, too. Imagine your kids finding their elf making snowflakes!

4. Deliver-a-Book Elf

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This is an awesome idea to encourage your kids to read. Just get a book and leave a note from your elf.

5. Elf Plays Twister

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This free printable will entertain the kids while the elf and other toys play!

6. Doctor Elf

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Get your kid’s toy doctor set and a bandage and have your elf help a friend.

7. Elf Reads to Pals

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As an avid reader myself, I love this idea! Place your elf with a small book reading to your child’s favorite toys.

8. Color My Elf

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These free printables let your child color their elf at home. Leave a note from your elf sharing the fun.

9. Tic Tac Toe Elf

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All you need is marshmallows, a marker, and an elf to copy this cute idea.

10. Let Your Elf Get into the Movies

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We have a movie shelf and I love this idea of having our elf get into it. My kids would love to see the movies he picked out!

11. Sticker Elf

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We all have sheets of stickers around the house, so why not let your elf decorate himself with them.

12. Elf in the Fridge

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We all know the elf is from the North Pole, so hide him in the fridge or freezer for cold fun!

13. Snowman Elf

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Build a snowman with toilet paper and a pen and pass it off as your elf’s work.

14. Stick Your Elf in a Stocking

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I do this at least once a year. It’s so easy and the kids love seeing the elf in their stockings.

15. Have Your Elf Play Games

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Whether it’s dominos, Scrabble, or Monopoly, set your elf up playing your favorite family game!

16. Hide Him in the Tree

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My kids spent one year looking for our elves for about an hour, and the whole time he was hiding in the tree. Give him some extra camouflage with washable markers and make it even more fun!

17. Super Elf

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I love this idea — it’s so simple! Just add a cape to your elf and watch him fly (with the help of some fishing line).

18. Restore Elf’s Magic

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If your kids touch the elf — and it happens — they know it loses its magical powers. Restore them with this fun trick!

19. Let Him Color

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Grab the crayons and a coloring book and show off your elf’s creative talent as he colors outside the lines.

20. Printer Elf

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My kids will flip over this one — they love to use the printer, too.

21. Busted Eating Candy

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Melt some chocolate and get it on your elf’s face, then have him “busted” in the candy jar!

22. Hair Bow Mania

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Have your elf get into your daughter’s hair bows! Just make sure not to use some she might want to wear that day.

23. Sleeping Elf

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Grab a box of tissues and lay your elf inside with a tissue pillow and blanket.

24. All Packed Up for the Trip Home

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When it’s time for your elf to return to the North Pole, why not send him off in style in your kid’s toy car?

25. 150 More Elf Poses!

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Do you want more ideas, in case you have four elves and reindeer to move, like me? Check out my collection of 150 more Elf on the Shelf poses that will help you out!

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