Elf on the Shelf Ideas That’ll Leave Them Puzzled

Got elves?  Check out these creative elf on the shelf ideas! Don’t forget to check out our Elf on the Shelf alernatives for some other fun elf friends! ElfOnTheShelfCollageThisMamaLoves

It’s that time of the year when the family tradition of your beloved Elf on the Shelf makes his appearance. As tradition continues, the mischief your Elf gets into is becoming uncontrollable! I love the magic that comes alive during this time of year. With Elf on the Shelf it’s like the Toy Story movie coming alive in your own home!


Check out these fun Elf on the Shelf ideas to leave your children puzzled…




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The kids gummies come into play as this little fellow is playing a game of…tumble!

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Rainbow Looms aren’t just for your kids  and used to keep Mr. Elf warm during his travels back to the North Pole to report back to Santa!

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Candy + Coloring = A fun night for one and all {and upset belly for Mr. Elf and his friend}!

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You just can’t go wrong with a little cookies and milk.

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Awww….poor Mr. Elf just isn’t feeling so well. The tissue box sure does feel cozy. Now if only the medicine would start getting in so he can pay Santa a quick visit.

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Utilize your kiddos Skylanders toys that you keep stepping on as they captured the Elf!

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“Can someone let me in? It’s a little cold out here!”

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Someone was in the baking cabinet and spilled the salt. Instead of cleaning it up Mr. Elf created a snow angel!

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Mr. Elf brought back a sweet “Little Kisses” treat from the North Pole. He even decorated the Elf Kisses jar by himself to an added touch!

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A little wrestling match anyone?

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Someone is a little full of themselves! This elf placed his picture in the families picture frames…silly Elf!

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{In my best singing voice} “He’s making his list and checking it twice”. Find out if your child’s name made Santa’s list.

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Did you know that Elfy is an artist is well? What can’t he do?!?

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Just chillin’ with my people drinkin’ milk and cookies!

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Elfy is getting into the holiday spirit and taking it upon himself to decorate the house…what do you think?!?

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Elfy wants to know why he isn’t in any of the family photographs?

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Elfy is helping to decorate the Christmas Tree! Do you think he’s capable of putting the star on top?

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UNO! A little game of Uno Attack or Hungry Hungry Hippos anyone?

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Elfy is up to his shenanigans again by creating a zip line and his own hammock!

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These two sure did create a mess with Mommy’s purse…they ended the night kicking back and admiring their work!

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Tonight Elfy decided to go take the Reindeer to the North Pole, he was feeling a little lazy!

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Surprise! Elfy’s make their appearance in their own little way. Elfy was craving cookies…cookies of himself that is!

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It wouldn’t be winter with out a little s’more making!

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Elfy is just taking a little cat nap waiting on the family to wake up and start breakfast!

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Looks like Elfy created his own little home…don’t light the Firestart!

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Looks like Elfy might be changing her wardrobe to black so that she can stay warm in the winter.

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Just hanging around with the Santa’s.

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Elfy brought the family some donuts back from the North Pole…and himself!

Check out some of these fabulous Elf ideas from some of my blogging friends:

Coupons are GREAT

The Suburban Mom

The Coupon Challenge

Mom on Dealz

The Centsible Family

Madame Deals

Don’t have an elf yet? Check out Elf Magic, Christopher PopinKins and Elf on the Shelf! Do you have another kind of elf?  Tell us! Share your photos, links, pins, etc! 


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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

10 comments… add one
  • Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues. It was truly informative. Your website is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!
  • I love these elves they make the holiday so festive.
  • I love these ideas! Our elf is Sneaky and hasn't shown up yet
  • That is one sneaky little elf! Looks like a lot of fun.

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