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40+ of the Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas – these creative ideas are so much fun and provide wonderful Christmas memories that kids will love and remember for years to come.

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas

We have included so many fun & easy ideas Elf on the Shelf ideas that your kids will be so excited about. We also show clever reasons why your elf did not move which I personally love from those nights I fall asleep a bit early!

What is Elf on the Shelf?

The Elf on the Shelf is a stuffed elf doll that comes with a book and has become a Christmas tradition for many families. The magical Elf helps Santa manage his nice list by reporting back to the North Pole with what he has spotted in each home from December 1st to Christmas Eve.

When he arrives home the next morning, he moves to another spot. Sometimes the Elf will do silly things to keep everyone laughing and entertained during the Holiday season. The kids love to wake up and find the Elf to see what he or she has been up to. They get to name their own Elf.

Where to Buy Elf on the Shelf

If you don’t currently have your own Elf on the Shelf Doll & Book it’s definitely worth getting and you can find it HERE. The kids will love this fun tradition!

Elf on the Shelf

Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas

Minion Bananas from California Unpublished.

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

It’s Cold in the Fridge from New Mercies

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

Elsa has Frozen the Elf. Your little Disney fans will love this idea…

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

A few marshmallows and some Legos makes a fun Snowball Fight from Nelly Cole Photography...

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Elf Kissing Booth from Living Locurto.

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!

Give to Get from Courtney Potoka.

Give to Get - Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas!

This is such a cute idea from the movie ELF that we spotted on Pinterest.

Spaghetti noodles loaded with marshmallows, candy and a side of syrup.

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HELP! I’m stuck under the glass 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!

Fragile Gift Elf from Picklehead Soup

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Paper Sack Race from Picklehead Soup….

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Elf caught in Darth Vader’s Force Grip from Lemonista

Elf caught in Darth Vadors Force...these are 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!

Tower of Canned Foods via Pinterest

Tower of Canned Food for Elf on the Shelf

Toilet Paper Snowman Elf from Frugal Coupon Living….

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

Fill a Crock Pot with Marshmallows for a Bubbly fun Bath in the Tub from Pinterest…

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

Here comes the Train from California Unpublished

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.

The Naughty or Nice Meter

Stay high on the chart to get lots of presents from Santa.

The lower you get on the chart, the fewer gifts he will bring.

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!

Snow Angel from Skinny Mom

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!

Taylor Swift Reputation Cover Free printable from Love and Marriage

“I made an elf style version of Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation. It’s super funny and thought your elf may want to have one, too.”

I brought you back a 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!

Now you know where Hershey Kisses are made from. HA via Hunted Interior

Pooping Elf on the Shelf

Elf Dust from Twins and a Blog

Elf Dust - Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Have the Elf open the bible displaying the Christmas story and show them the real Reason for the Season …

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

Naughty Elf on the Shelf ideas

Elf going Potty using Hershey Kisses (fun potty training idea) from One Legged Flea…

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

Elves Rule from Momma Melly.

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

Elf left a naughty surprise in the sink instead of the potty…ha! via Pinterest…

Elf on the Shelf pooped in the sink

Uh oh! Pee-wee Herman and Beetlejuice have captured the Elf!

Over 40 of 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!

We all love making Hershey Kiss Cookies for the Holidays and they are so good! However, this naughty elf is using them as Pooping Kiss Cookie. I bet your kids will get a kick out of this one from Ashley To Awesome

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

Worst Cookies Ever! Do not give to Santa from Apug05…

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

This one is hilarious! Elf with a Razor via Pinterest…

Elf on the Shelf with a Razor

When dad is in charge of Elf on the Shelf.ha via Kents Kremlin

Naughty Elf on the Shelf

Frozen Song Lyrics on the Toilet via Pinterest…

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

Reasons Elf on the Shelf did not move

Broken Leg Elf from  Courtney Boles.

“Poor Buddy fell and broke his leg, he has strict orders from Santa not to move for two weeks! Parenting WIN!!”

Broken Leg Elf on the Shelf

Leave an Email for Santa on your laptop from A Little Bluebird….

Over 40 of the BEST Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

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

Ever wondered why your Elf on the Shelf did not move?

Here are 10 facts for parents to read to kids to explain why the elf didn’t move.

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

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

Printable Elf Doctors Note that says No moving for 3 days… it’s the doctor’s order. Enjoy our elf’s original printable elf doctor note and label for Reindeer Flu pills. A clever idea for your Elf on the Shelf when you need a break from it all or need to travel out of town.

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

Wall Climbing Elf from The Keeper of the Cheerios

Wall Climbing Elf

We hope that you enjoyed these fun Elf on the Shelf ideas as much as we do.

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

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15 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!

  7. Thank you for sharing our Elf on the Shelf Ideas on Frugal Coupon Living.

  8. I love all these great ideas!