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