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Dec 01 2016
6 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

Elf wraps the toilet with Christmas wrapping paper for a silly prank!

2.) Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?

Elf gets FROZEN with characters from the Disney movie.

3.) Elf Takes a Nap

A box of tissues make a perfect bed for nap-time!

4.) Dogs Rule Elves Drool

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

5.) All Aboard the Shoe Shoe Train

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

6.) Shower Shenanigans

Use an umbrella for this adorable idea from Just a Little Creativity.

7.) Elf School 101

Get this FREE printable backdrop and more at This Momma Loves.

8.) Elf Takes a Bath

Miniature marshmallows make a perfect bath, paired with a tissue paper hair towel!

9.) Elf Plays with Makeup

Elf gets into Mom’s makeup for some silly fun.

10.) Elf Competes in Sack Races

Use lunch bags and toys for this FUN sack race idea by Picklehead Soup.

11.) Glow in the Dark Elf


Glow in the dark bracelets fit perfectly around Elf!

12.) Good Deed Elf

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

13. Crossfit Elf

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

14.) Elf Hides in Mom’s Jewelry


Cute and easy disguise!

15.) Dog Walking Elf

Use pipe cleaners for this creative idea by Picklehead Soup.

16.) Yoga Elf

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

17.) Date Night with Barbie


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

Elves poop chocolate kisses! lol

19.) Zip Lining Elf

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

20.) Injured Elf

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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