27 ingenious Elf On The Shelf ideas

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26 ingenious Elf on The Shelf ideas
Have you heard of the Elf On The Shelf Christmas tradition? If you're not already frantically trying to hide your Elf in a million different places every day, you soon will be...

What is Elf On The Shelf?

The tradition has been building momentum in America for a few years now and is making its way to the UK, with each year seeing more parents getting obsessed with the little cheeky-faced character.

The Elf On The Shelf tradition was started by a book which comes with a small Elf character. You read your children the story about the naughty elf, then each day you position your elf figurine in a different, humorous pose for your children to find.

The Americans traditionally start their Elf On The Shelf the day after Thanksgiving but over in the UK we tend to start around the 1st of December (let's not start Christmas too early!).

December is a tough enough time as it is for a mum without having to try and think of new idea for the blimmin' elf every morning.

With that in mind, we thought we'd make things a little easier for you and give you 26 ideas for how to position your Elf - one for each day in the run-up to Christmas and even one to announce his exit from your house.

We've even got a homemade elf craft so you can make your own little army of cheeky elfs


Psst... Scroll to the bottom to find out how you could win a fantastic Cadbury hamper with your own Elf On The Shelf pics!


The Elsa meets Elf

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The 'What, I'm a fork?' Elf

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The fitness buff Elf

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The sleepy Elf

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The Elf-ie selfie

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The Dino-Elf

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The pampered Elf

Image: Pinterest/Stephanie Hargrove

The busking Elf

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The snapper Elf

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The Harry Potter Elf

Image: Pinterest/Keisha Robinson

The thirsty Elf

Image: Pinterest/Sam Cornwall

The clean Elf

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The chilly Elf

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The tech-savvy Elf

Image: Flickr/Jamie Sobczyk

The sunbathing Elf

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The roasting Elf

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The storyteller Elf

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The angel Elf

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The fishing Elf

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The flying pants Elf

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The cozy Elf

Image: Pinterest/Shauna (Nana) Angerbauer

The hot dog Elf

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The chocolate fiend Elf

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The sack race Elf

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The toilet-trip Elf

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The Santa Elf

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The 'I'm outta here' Elf

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See you next year, Mr Elf!

WIN an amazing bundle of Cadbury treats with YOUR Elf On The Shelf pics!

We've loved seeing your creative Elf On The Shelf scenarios, so much so we've teamed up with the lovely people at Cadbury to give you the chance to win something delicious! Simply post your best elf picture that's really wowed the kids to our Facebook page and you could win a tasty selection of chocolate treats. Make sure you do it by 23:59 on Sunday 20th December - we'll be announcing the winner on our Facebook page on Monday 21st December.

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Click here for full terms and conditions. And don't forget to check back to see your entry in our picture album. Good luck!

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