7 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas

I’ve mentioned our special Elf on the Shelf who comes to our house every holiday season and stays from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. He is a very, very loved member of our family & the best part of Shane’s day is waking up to see what new hiding spot Red has taken for the day!

The only problem is that Red needs to come up with a lot of hiding spots- 26 this year, to be exact. So if your elf is running low on inspiration like mine is, be sure to leave this page open for him tonight so he can get some ideas!

7 Fun Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Elf on the Shelf with Nutcrackers

Visiting with some totally nutty guys

Elf on the Shelf reading a favorite book!

Reading a classic- that also encourages trying new foods! Bonus points!

Elf on the Shelf baking with a whisk and cookbook

Attempting to bake some goodies

Elf on the Shelf making a gumdrop and popcorn garland

Making a gumdrop & popcorn garland

Elf on the Shelf trying to get a diaper change

Getting a diaper change! Well, trying to.

Elf on the Shelf leaving notes on magnadoodle

Leaving notes in fun places

Elf on the Shelf getting married!

&Getting married! Congrats, elf!

Where does your elf like to hide?


Thanks to contributor Katie for being infinitely more creative than my elf!

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  1. Those are really cute ideas! We got our first Elf this year.
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  2. I love that he reads Green Eggs and Ham, and congrats on getting married, what a beautiful couple :)
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  3. I liket he cute garland he is making!

  4. Love the Barbie picture!!

  5. Love the gumdrop garland very cute!
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  6. The diaper change one is so cute!! Definitely a cute idea

  7. I don’t even want to think what my daughter would do with one… he’d probably go toilet swimming :/
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  8. saminder gumer says:

    loving the elf on the shelf ideas. so many cute options. i may steal a few.

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