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Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Santa’s favorite scout elves are on the move! We’ve picked some of our best ideas for you to try at home.


Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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Cross-country skiing can be a brisk, energizing winter exercise. Which might be why our Elf On The Shelf has created his own ski gear out of swizzle sticks, marshmallows and Popsicle sticks. Watch out for the moguls, buddy! Oh wait, it’s just a bag of frozen broccoli…

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Looks like somebody bought a ticket to the early show! A tablet and a pile of movie snacks is all that Elf On The Shelf needs to enjoy an early-morning-Christmas-movie marathon.

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Don’t look now, but our Elf On The Shelf has turned a fridge shelf into a private bowling alley with baby carrots as pins and an olive bowling ball. Elf-styling tip: to help an Elf stand, you can brace him with pipe cleaners, or just prop him up next to a wall or sturdy gallon of milk.

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Ever get that urge to dance the night away? Our Elf On The Shelf sure does. First, he build a disco ball out of Christmas lights and then he spiffed up his dance-floor wardrobe with pom-pom gloves and boots. If your elf’s feeling a little tired, you can always help prop him up with craft supplies like popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners.

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Looks like we caught Elf On The Shelf getting into some gift-hijacking hijinks. He lost control of his toy truck stacked with ornaments and bows. And now he’s trying to use the magic eraser to cover his tracks. Here’s hoping his hallway collision insurance is up to date!

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Merry Christmas from the crisper! A veggie Christmas wreath is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1 – arrange lettuce leaves into a circle, 2 – cut cherry tomatoes into decorative ‘berries’, 3 – use a veggie peeler to make a carrot ribbon and top it all off. As least, that’s how our Elf On The Shelf told us that SHE made it happen.

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It’s a rodeo roundup starring Elf On The Shelf and a toy chest full of stuffed animals. Some call him the Christmas Cowboy, some call him the gangster of plush… You get the idea. Tiny chaps and boots not necessary but definitely encouraged.

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A slipper sled? A boot toboggan? Elf On The Shelf is trying them all out after building a sledding hill out of all the towels in the linen closet.

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Meet the Elf On The Shelf: International Man Of Mischief. How do we know he’s mischievous? With this one simple test: 1 - Leave a fresh-baked pan of holiday treats out on the counter overnight. 2 - When you wake up, check to see if that Elf has snuck onto the counter, and cut one for himself RIGHT FROM THE DELICIOUS CENTER OF THE PAN.

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Oops! Your toast was boring. Don’t worry, Elf On The Shelf has a simple, effective solution. Just take your (totally, totally) boring toast and add one (1) full bottle of… SPRINKLES! Ah, that’s better.

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Good news! Our Elf On The Shelf brought you 6 delicious Hershey Kisses as a Happy Holiday chocolate treat. Bad news – he got a little hungry, so only 5 made it intact. #SorryNotSorry

Sweet Mischief: Looks like our Elf On The Shelf is getting into the holiday spirit by getting into the holiday candy. One big jar, a big bunch of Hershey’s Kisses and voila, suddenly someone’s surrounded by holiday sweetness.

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Crazy Comfy Candy: Do towels REALLY belong on the towel bar? Our Elf On The Shelf sure doesn’t think so. By simply adding a little ribbon, he’s put a new twist on towels and transformed them into oversized plush Christmas candies.

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Here Comes The Ice Cream Man: An ice cream snowman? That’s just the kind of surprise Elfy is scooping up overnight in the freezer. Three scoops of vanilla ice cream and a little candy, that’s all it takes. And, a tiny top hat if you really, really want, but honestly, that’s optional.

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  • McKenna Taggart Barker
    McKenna Taggart Barker

    These are so cute

Pancakes and Syrup (and syrup. and syrup.) Nothing starts an elf’s day off the right way like a heaping pile of pancakes. Of course, elf pancakes are about the size of a quarter, but really, that’s good news for 2 reasons. First – tiny pancakes cook in about 10 seconds. The other reason - A bottle of syrup will last you approximately forever.

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Snacky Snowman: Christmas means that there’s no shortage of snacks around the house. So it makes sense that an energetic elf snagged mini-powdered donuts, pretzels sticks and candy to build a Snack-tastic holiday snowman.

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Breakfast Tic Tac Toe Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here’s the thing – it’s also the most fun, especially when Elfy breaks out the alphabet cereal and a little silverware for a quick game of Tic Tac Toe.

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Gumball Ball Pit You see a bag of gumballs and a mixing bowl – Elves see a gumball ball pit ready to go! So go ahead and dive into colorful, candy-full Christmas fun.

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Paper Towel Self-Portrait Admit it – Elfy has a lot of time to get into mischief while the rest of us are sleeping. But it’s not all goofing of; sometimes he turns mischief time into a masterpiece with magic markers, paper towels and his sweet self-portrait skills.

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Making His Mark Sometimes our Elf is sweet and sometimes he’s a little sneaky. Last night – definitely sneaky. Look who we caught carving his name in the trunk of the Christmas tree with a pocketknife. If your Elf is pressed for time, a sticker or magic marker would work fine, too!

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  • нəyιтѕтιтι
    нəyιтѕтιтι

    Creepy lol

Christmas Camp Out Sometimes there’s nothing better than camping out under the stars next to a roaring campfire. Even when those stars are under your iPad tent, and that fire is a made of tasty, tasty candy.

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  • Grace R
    Grace R

    *elfs

  • Grace R
    Grace R

    Not legs Idk y it dose that!

  • Foxy The Pirate Fox
    Foxy The Pirate Fox

    Autocorrect, isn't it?

  • Ansley martin
    Ansley martin

    Yeah

  • Caitlyn Cash
    Caitlyn Cash

    lol

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Everybody In the Pool Rack ‘em up! Create a mini-billiards scene for your Elf On The Shelf with a pretzel stick, a tabletop and set of adorably miniature Christmas tree ornaments. Super simple? Yes. Super fun? Double yes.

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Just Chillin’ When it’s time for a little mid-winter mischief, it’s time to take a look in the freezer. Why? Well, Elf On The Shelf has been constructing a quick ice-cube igloo out of just 2 trays of ice cubes.

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A Flexible Frame For Your Elf Create a custom frame to get your Elf On A Shelf into standing poses. 1 – supplies: 14 gauge floral wire, wire cutter, needle nose pliers, sewing needles, seam ripper red & white thread. 2 – cut wire to length of elf arms & legs. 3 – use pliers to bend the wire ends. 4 – Using the seam ripper, open seam edges on hands and feet. 5 – carefully insert wires. 6 – Sew seams back together using sewing needle and thread. 6 – Pose your elf standing, sitting, etc. Enjoy!

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  • Taryn Lasater
    Taryn Lasater

    :/

  • 💜💛mackenzie💛💜 Schumacher
    💜💛mackenzie💛💜 Schumacher

    I want to make one. :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Taryn Lasater
    Taryn Lasater

    You disgust me...

  • Haley Bishop
    Haley Bishop

    U don't MAKE one.

  • Taryn Lasater
    Taryn Lasater

    Yeah

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Get in the Christmas spirit!

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  • Gina Portal
    Gina Portal

    Mikaela loves her ♥

  • Lea Pink
    Lea Pink

    Ew no!