30+ Elf On The Shelf Ideas

As Christmas is just around the corner, I have found some funny and creative Elf On The Shelf ideas and have put together a list of my favourites. I think they are perfect for making the festive season more fun and exciting for you and your family, so if you're looking for some inspiration, look no further!

If you're reading this, you have probably already heard of Elf On The Shelf, but if you haven't or don't know much about it, it's basically a Christmas tradition which you can do every year with your children, in the run up to Christmas. The idea behind it, is that an Elf visits from the North Pole and stays in your home over the Christmas period. They will watch over your children and will tell Santa if you've been 'naughty or nice'. Each night when the children are asleep, the Elf hides in a new spot for the children to find the following morning. 

So here's a list of over 30 Elf On The Shelf ideas for you...

Lightning McQueen - Flickr

Minion Bananas - Fancy Shanty

Marshmallow Fight

Elf Twister - She Knows

Elf Angel - Indulgy 

Super Elf - Busy Kids Happy Mom

Toilet Roll Elf - Thrifty Mom

Elf Meets Elsa - Imgur

M&M's Elf - A Life Examined

Harry Potter - Shelf The Elf


Elf Selfie - Picklehead Soup

Sack Race - Picklehead Soup

Marshmallow Bath - Huffington Post 

Raiding The Piggy Bank - Picklehead Soup

Roasting Marshmallows 

Raiding The Christmas DVD's Elf

Shoe Shoe Train

Mischief Elf - Santa's Little Spy

Swinging Elf - A Small Snippet

Tomato Ketchup Elf - Pinterest 

Sticker Elf 

Silly String Elf

Popcorn Elf - Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Colouring - Little Bit Funky

Tree Covered In Toilet Roll 

Christmas Tree Elf - Pinterest 

Elf In Trouble - Fancy Shanty

Cereal Elf

Cookie Monster - Homes In Alaska

I hope this post gave you some ideas! Are you taking part in The Elf On The Shelf this year?


  1. These ideas are great! I'm toying with the idea of doing elf on the shelf this year. Rosalie is 2 and I'm not sure if she is too young x

  2. I love those bananas! I still need to plan my activities for the month so I'm going to bookmark this! x

  3. Anyone who has the time to put these together is a better person than me!

  4. I haven't done elf on the shelf yet, I have always found it a bit creepy. But now my kids are the right age it appeals much more. Love the selfie and frozen Elsa one x

  5. Oh my goodness, some of these are amazing!!! We've never done elf on the shelf but I'm highly debating it this year as my son is the perfect age for it.

  6. So many great ideas! I have been pinning lots of Elf on the Shelf ideas for this year! So excited!!

  7. I can't decide if I find the Elf on the Shelf thing cute or creepy!! But there are lots of great ideas here.

  8. These are fab. My daughter would love the Elsa and lightening McQueen ideas x


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