20 Fun 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!

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Welcome Party

1.  Elf on the Shelf Welcome Party  ~ This fun party 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.

Elf on the Shelf Rock Band

2.  Elf on the Shelf Rock Band ~ Empty soup cans and mason jar lids are perfect for making this fun Elf rock band!

No-Sew Skirt and Hat {free pattern}

3.  No-Sew Skirt and Hat {free pattern} ~ Even your Elf’s need clothing for dress up.  Use these free patterns to make adorable outfits.

Elf on the Shelf Toy Ideas

4.  Elf on the Shelf Toy Ideas ~ This post features several funny and silly ways to pose your elf with toys.

Elf on the Shelf Mischievous Ideas

swinging elf on the shelf

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

lego ambush

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

elf on the shelf ideas

7.  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!!

Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Snowman Poop

8.  Snowman Poop ~ Children wake up the next morning to a package of Snowman Poop, aka powdered donuts.

Elf on the Shelf Hammock

9.  Elf on the Shelf Hammock ~ Tie a scrap of fabric to two candlesticks for an easy hammock.

Hot Air Ballooning

10.  Hot Air Ballooning ~ Your elf will be floating on air in this simple hot air balloon made from a red solo cup, chinese lantern and ribbons.

Easy Elf on Shelf Ideas

Minion Bananas

11.  Minion Bananas ~ Ha ha! How funny are they minion bananas?  Simply draw on the banana with a sharpie.

Holiday Help

12.  Holiday Help ~ Help needed! Your little elf buddy is ready to help with this adorable stand made from paper and a cardboard box.

Elves Love Goldfish

13.  Elves Love Goldfish ~ Not only do elves love to eat goldfish, but they like to go fish with them.  {snicker}

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

14.  Elf on the Shelf Ideas ~ This is the only Elf on the Shelf list you are going to need this year. It’s a month full of fun and easy Elf on the Shelf ideas and adorable free printables.

Super Elf

15.  Super Elf ~ It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Elf!  Make your family elf a simple cape using a free printable and felt.

Free Printables!

Funny Elf on the Shelf Calendar Ideas

16.  Funny Elf on the Shelf Calendar Ideas ~  A month worth of {fantastic} Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables… all in one place. It doesn’t get any cuter than this!  There’s even an empty calendar to add your own ideas.

Elf on the Shelf Nice List Certificate {free printable}

17.  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.

Printable Good Deed Cards

18.  Printable Good Deed Cards ~ These printable good deed cards are perfect for the season.  There are 8 good deeds cards to print as well as blank cards to fill in your own.

 Elf on the Shelf Printable Coloring Page

19.  Elf on the Shelf Printable Coloring Page ~ Free printable elf coloring sheets for the elf and for your child.

 Ice Cream Stand

20.  Ice Cream Stand ~ This printable ice cream stand is absolutely darling.  And, it’s so simple.  All you have to do is download, print and cut.

20 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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