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40+ of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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We gathered up over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas for you today! This is such a fun Christmas tradition that kids just love. You can find the Elf on the Shelf Doll & Book that goes with it HERE.

We have included so many fun & easy ideas that your kids will be so excited about. We ever have clever reasons that your elf did not move which I have personally love from those nights I fall asleep a bit early! I just found this super fun Printable Elf On The Shelf Kit that I’m loving – go check it out!

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

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Minion Bananas from Fancy Shanty

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Sick Elf…no moving for 3 Days from Living Locurto...

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Frozen Elf…

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Snowball Fight from Nelly Cole Photography...

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Taylor Swift Reputation Cover printable from Love and Marriage

Elf Kissing Booth from Living Locurto

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Printable Elf Notes including this official warning that you’ve been naughty!

Elf On The Shelf Naughty Notice

It’s Cold in the Fridge from New Mercies

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Cotton Ball Igloo from Demestic Femme

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Hungry Elf…

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Broken Leg Elf from  Courtney Boles

Broken Leg Elf on the Shelf

HELP from Andiamo

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Captured by the Confederate Army from Jennifer Saintz Photography….

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Elf with a Razor via Pinterest…

Elf on the Shelf with a Razor

Fragile Gift Elf from Picklehead Soup

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Sack Race from Picklehead Soup….

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Elves Rule from Momma Melly

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Shaving from A Small Snippet

 Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Red Noses from A Mommy’s Adventure….

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Toilet Paper Snowman Elf from Frugal Coupon Living….

Toilet Paper Snowman Elf....These are the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas!

Crock Pot Tub from (unknown source)…

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Elf left a surprise…ha! via Pinterest…

Elf on the Shelf pooped in the sink

Santa Email from A Little Bluebird….

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Frozen Toilet from (unknown source)…

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Top 10 Reasons that your Elf did not Move from Living Locurto...

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Here comes the Train from Fancy Shanty

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Elf Golf from Greg Baresel Golf

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Elf on the Shelf Naught or Nice Clip Chart via Pinterest…

Elf on the Shelf Naughty or Nice Clip Chart...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Coloring Elf from Little Bit Funky

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Christmas Tree made out of Canned Foods from I Did it Finally….

Christmas Tree made out of Canned Foods...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas!

Pooping Kiss Cookie Elf from Ashley To Awesome

Pooping Kiss Cookie Elf...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Snow Angel from Skinny Mom

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Reason for the Season …

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Swinging Elf from A Small Snippet

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Christmas!

Mini Elf Pancake Breakfast from The Fondrans

Mini Elf Pancake Breakfast...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas!

Elf going Potty from One Legged Flea

Elf going Potty...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Elf Melting Frosty from Pink Peony

Elf Melting Frosty the Snowman...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas!

Worst Cookies Ever from Apug05

Worst Cookies Ever...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas!

Elf caught in Vadors Force from Lemonista

Elf caught in Darth Vadors Force...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Melted Snowman via Pinterest…

Melted Snowman Elf on the Shelf idea

See you next year Elf from The Simple Life

See you next year Elf...these are the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

We hope that you enjoyed these fun Elf on the Shelf ideas as much as we do. Make sure to check out our other fun Christmas round ups here…

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Over 40 of the BEST Christmas Ornament Ideas

Over 40 of the BEST Christmas Ornament Ideas!

Over 60 of the BEST Homemade Christmas Decorations

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Printable Elf On The Shelf Kit

Elf On The Shelf Kit

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13 comments

  1. Where can I get the elf please

  2. I aways wanted one of them

  3. Most stores have them

  4. Found you through Pinterest! These are great! Thanks!

  5. How do you make the little stickers like on the tic tac box? And how do you get the hands to stay certain ways without being very noticeable?

  6. Love looking at all of the ideas! our little elf Flake is quite a handful, he makes counting down until Christmas quite interesting for the entire family. thank you for sharing!