24 Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas


Start a new Christmas Tradition during the Christmas holidays that will bond your family together. These Elf on the Shelf ideas will entertain your family with the outrageous and Elf on the Shelf mischievous ideas your kids will love!

Elf on the Shelf 

Funny Elf on the Shelf ideas also include easy, creative, and michevious acts that will keep your kiddo entertained!  So enjoy these fun ideas for kids this  Christmas season.

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas

1.  Welcome Back Elf Breakfast {Christmas Traditions} ~ This fun annual breakfast celebrates the return of your friendly family elf.  You could also use the fun annual tradition to send your elf back to the North Pole once Christmas is over.  A fun party to have before your kids return to school after Winter break. 

2.  Elf on the Shelf Clothing {free pattern} ~ Even your Elf’s need clothing for dress up.  Use these free patterns to make adorable outfits.

3.  Free Elf on the Shelf Doll Pattern ~ Use this free pattern to sew your own elf this holiday season.  

4.  A Month of Elf on the Shelf ~ A month worth of {fantastic} Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables… all in one place. It doesn’t get any cuter than this!

5.  Elf on the Shelf Letter from Santa ~ Does your family have an Elf On The Shelf? If you had an elf last year, use this darling letter to help the kids anticipate the return of your family scout elf. It comes from Santa’s own desk!  

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Elf on the Shelf Mischievous Ideas

6.  Swinging Elf on the Shelf ~ Wake up to an Elf swinging on a toilet paper roll in your doorway.

7.  Lego Ambush ~ The Lego friends ambushed the Elf and tied him him up because he didn’t invite them to the party.

8.  All Wrapped Up ~ Gift wrap your elf.  

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Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas

9.  Movie Night ~ Elf is caught watching a movie.  Complete with popcorn, iPad and candy cane.

10.  Campfire S’mores ~ A candle is the perfect campfire to keep your Elf toasty and to roast marshmallows.  

11.  Elf on the Shelf Twister ~ A fun idea to get your Elf and gang all twisted up!  {{snicker}}  Print the free Twister game, assembly and add dolls.

12.  Elf on a Shelf Magic Dust {free printable} ~ If your Elf has lost it’s magic sprinkle Elf dust and it will be back in the morning.

13.  Zip Line Elf ~ String and a candy cane are perfect for zip lining. 

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Easy Elf on Shelf Ideas

14.  Piggy Bank Robber Elf ~ Break into your child’s piggy bank to create this robber elf scene.  Use tissue paper for the money bag and craft foam for the mask.

15.  Elf on the Shelf Ideas {For Christmas} ~ This is a post featuring eighteen amazing ideas of how to display your elf on the shelf each day! Your kids are sure to get a kick out of these fabulously, fun and clever ideas!! 

16.  Super Elf ~ It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Elf!  Made from stiff felt and printable logos.

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Free Printables!

17.  Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth {free printables} ~ Your Elf on the Shelf can party with your children’s favorite toys with these adorable printables.  They mini photo props include a Santa Beard, Mustache, Lips and Sunglasses.  You can receive the printables for free by becoming a member of Living Locurto.

18.  Elf Rocket Ship {free printable} ~ This printable rocket ship is a fun way for your Elf to ‘blast’ back to your home.

19.  Frozen Elf on the Shelf Photo Shoot Backdrops ~ Elsa, Anna and the gang are fun photo shoot ideas for your Elf.  Simply download, print, cut out the face and snap some photos!

20.  Elf on the Shelf Notecards {free printables} ~ Use these free printable cards to attach to your Elf on the Shelf when he’s up to his antics.  They’re blank so you can fill in your own message.

21.  Elf Cocoa Party {free printables} ~ Throw a hot cocoa party for your children and Elf with these fun free party printables.  There’s even a countdown calendar to print.

22.  Elf on the Shelf Nice List Certificate {free printable} ~ Fill out your Elf’s name and use the checklist to let your child know if they are one the naughty or nice list.

23.  Saying Goodbye to Elf on the Shelf {free printable} ~ This letter explains to your children why it had to leave and that it will be back next year.  It’s a great way to help your child handle the anticipated departure.  

24.  Elf on the Shelf Activity Cards ~ This is for a free set of Elf on the Shelf activity cards with a twist. Instead of the usual activity cards you might see, these cards also focus on some service activities. 


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