27 Creative & Best Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Just starting the Elf on Shelf tradition? Been doing it for a while and need some NEW ideas! Here’s 27 creative and some of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas found on the Internet! It was hard to narrow them down into one blog post, so continue to look for more new blog posts to come on a variety of different topics all related to Elf on the Shelf- including Elf getting a little naughty and inappropriate 😉
elf on the shelf ideas

27 Creative & Best Elf On The Shelf Ideas

If you’re new to the whole Elf on the Shelf idea, then you can read about what this whole crazy phenomenon is all about HERE and the introduction of our Elf- Elfie!

You can get your own Elf on the Shelf from Amazon.

Towards the bottom of this post, you can read about HOW to make your Elf bendable and be able to move him, stand him up, etc. Also planning tips and downloading a calendar to keep track of different ideas to do over the next month!

Also be sure to print our your Elf on the Shelf printable poem listed right here:

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 {head here to get a printable copy}

 

Fun & Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas:

Welcome your elf with this awesome Elf on the shelf Welcome Breakfast idea:

Elf on the Shelf Welcome Breakfast

Need advice from the Doc? He’s in….

elf charlie brown

{credit: pickleheadsoup.blogsopt.com}

Wrapping up the toilet:

ElfOnTheShelf13

{credit: tpcraft.blogspot.com}

Oh no! The Elf just got ambushed by the other toys, lol!

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{credit: Living Locurto.com: Elf on the Shelf Lego Ambush}

Or if that Lego ambush isn’t enough, they really got him this time!

elf-on-the-shelf-Lego_of_that

{Credit: Smarty the Elf}

Oh boy, now he wants to audition for the voice! Do you think his voice is good enough?

elfie goes for the voice

{credit: Smarty the Elf}

another one of my favorites: A Harry Potter Elf!

elf harry potter

{credit: Shelf the Elf}

aw… can you guess what movie he’s from?

elf on the shelf christmas story

{credit}

This looks like fun! A sack race! I wonder who’s winning!

elfie sack race{credit: pickleheadsoup.blogspot.com}

Here’s a cute way to design a little box for your Elf to sit on a Shelf

elf on the shelf igloo{credit: elfward.robinwood.photo.com}

oh what a fun game! I want to play:

elf playing twister{credit: She Knows}

Elf’s having a party with a photo booth! You can get this mini props as well by going to www.livinglocurto.com

Printable-Elf-Photo-booth{credit: livinglocurto.com}

Uh-oh, I think the Elf should stick to his day/night job of  helping Santa… get a real job!

elf-on-the-shelf-Get_a_real_job

{credit: A Small Snippet}

How about a fun snowball fight?

elfssnowballfight

{credit: LMents Photography}

Who’s up for a little fishing?

fishing for goldfish

{credit: rockingmy365project.com}

The little Elf having fun Angry Bird Style

elf angry birds

{credit: rockingmy365project.com}

Pucker up for some elf kisses!

Elf-Kissing-Booth

{credit: livinglocurto.com}

Let’s do some baking!

SweetSmellsOfChristmas{credit: Elf on the Shelf}

Even an Elf has laundry that must be done!

elf doing laundry{credit}

Every Elf needs some downtime:

elf on the hammock{credit: snippets from surburbia}

uh oh! Don’t worry Elfie, he’ll be back again some day!

elfie and frosty the snowman

{credit: Smarty The Elf}

He sure loves him some Barbie!

elfie snapping pic of barbie

{credit: Smarty the Elf}

Who knew? Elfie is a Buckeye Fan! OH….

elf is a buckeye fan

{credit: Smarty the Elf}

I’ll never let you go Jack…

elf titantic{credit}

Inspired by the original Elf, with Elf Spaghetti!

elf inspired by elf{credit}

Having a night of fun- out bowling!

elf bowling{credit: LMents Photography}

Let’s go for a morning swing!

elf swinging

{credit: asmallsnippet}

Who’s up for a game of tic tac mallow?

TicTacMallow

{credit: Elf on the Shelf}

What’s your favorite one?

You also need to know how to make your Elf bendable. I found a fantastic tutorial from Dirty Diaper Laundry that you can check out HERE!

Also this can take some planning! You can download a free printable calendar to help you keep track of his/her nightly activities. And it’s definitely okay if you end up repeating an activity or forget to move the elf (happens to me at least once per week)- Download the free printable HERE

Are you doing Elf on the Shelf? Free free to leave a picture of your Elf below or on our Facebook wall or email it to me and I will include it in the next round of Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Follow our Elfie on his journey and find other Elf on the Shelf ideas in our Elf on the Shelf section of the blog!

If you’re new to the whole Elf on the Shelf idea, then you can read about what this whole crazy phenomenon is all about HERE and the introduction of our Elf- Elfie!

You can get your own Elf on the Shelf from Amazon.

Be sure to check out these:

Elf on the Shelf Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Elf on the Shelf Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Join in on the Elf Fun with so many ideas posted below- Follow our Elfie on his journey and find other Elf on the Shelf ideas in our Elf on the Shelf section on my blog!

Find more great Elf on the Shelf ideas, including:

Top Naughty & Slightly Inappropriate Elf On The Shelf Ideas

More Naughty & Slightly Inappropriate Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Do you know what to say to your kids when you forgot to move the Elf? I’ve got you covered with 15 clever things to say when you forgot to move the Elf!

Did you forget to move your Elf on the Shelf? Here’s 10 Quick Last Minute ideas to try!