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Dec 01 2016
8 months ago
6:00 PM MDT

20 EASY & FUN Elf on the Shelf Ideas You’ll Want to Steal this Year….

Dec 01, 2016 @ 6:00 PM MDT
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Whether you’re new to the Elf on the Shelf Christmas tradition or have been participating for years, we could all use a little creative inspiration! My favorite ideas take less than 10 minutes and not a lot of materials.

Here are some fun and easy examples from our Elf… and from around the web!

1.) Wrapping Paper Mischief
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Elf wraps the toilet with Christmas wrapping paper for a silly prank!


2.) Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?
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Elf gets FROZEN with characters from the Disney movie.


3.) Elf Takes a Nap
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A box of tissues make a perfect bed for nap-time!


4.) Dogs Rule Elves Drool

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Elf gets captured by the dog in this photo from Clumsy Crafter.


5.) All Aboard the Shoe Shoe Train

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Elf operates a train of shoes in this fun idea from Weddings by Susan!


6.) Shower Shenanigans
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Use an umbrella for this adorable idea from Just a Little Creativity.


7.) Elf School 101
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Get this FREE printable backdrop and more at This Momma Loves.


8.) Elf Takes a Bath
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Miniature marshmallows make a perfect bath, paired with a tissue paper hair towel!


9.) Elf Plays with Makeup
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Elf gets into Mom’s makeup for some silly fun.


10.) Elf Competes in Sack Races
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Use lunch bags and toys for this FUN sack race idea by Picklehead Soup.


11.) Glow in the Dark Elf

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Glow in the dark bracelets fit perfectly around Elf!


12.) Good Deed Elf
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Elf can help kids complete chores with these FREE printable cards at Over the Big Moon.


13. Crossfit Elf

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Elf works out with the help of his buddies and large marshmallows!


14.) Elf Hides in Mom’s Jewelry

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Cute and easy disguise!


15.) Dog Walking Elf
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Use pipe cleaners for this creative idea by Picklehead Soup.


16.) Yoga Elf
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Elf stays fit with yoga, complete with mini felt mat and towel.


17.) Date Night with Barbie

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Such a fun idea via Lil Blue Boo. Using a child’s toy to set up Elf scenes is always easy and FUN!


18.) Pooping Elf
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Elves poop chocolate kisses! lol


19.) Zip Lining Elf
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All you need is string and a candy cane for this cute Elf zip line idea from Lori Romano.


20.) Injured Elf
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Need Elf to stay still? Use this genius idea to have him on strict NO FLY orders for a few days! 😊

Do you participate in Elf on the Shelf? What are some of your favorite Elf moments?


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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