30 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas

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  • The Elf on the Shelf Christmas craze is bigger than ever.

    If you’re not already frantically trying to hide your Elf on the Shelf in a million different places every day, you soon will be. But, it’s OK we have lots of ideas to help – some naughty, some nice!

    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 (kind of like an alternative advent).

    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 27 ideas for how to position your Elf On The Shelf – 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


    The Voice Elf

    Image: Pinterest/Pickleheadsoup

    The cereal Elf

    Image: Pinterest

    The manicure Elf

    Image: Pinterest

    The Elsa meets Elf

    Image: Pinterest

    The ‘What, I’m a fork?’ Elf

    Image: Pinterest/overthebigmoon.com

    The fitness buff Elf

    Image: Pinterest/vitamin-ha.com

    The sleepy Elf

    Image: Pinterest/stillplayingschool.com

    The Elf-ie selfie

    Image: Pinterest/pickleheadsoup.blogspot.co.uk

    The Dino-Elf

    Image: Flickr/Snippets from Suburbia

    The pampered Elf

    Image: Pinterest/Stephanie Hargrove

    The busking Elf

    Image: Pinterest/961wodz.com

    The snapper Elf

    Image: Pinterest/skinnymom.com

    The Harry Potter Elf

    Image: Pinterest/Keisha Robinson

    The thirsty Elf

    Image: Pinterest/Sam Cornwall

    The clean Elf

    Image: Pinterest/hlntv.com

    The chilly Elf

    Image: Pinterest/hisnewmercies.tumblr.com

    The tech-savvy Elf

    Image: Flickr/Jamie Sobczyk

    The sunbathing Elf

    Image: Pinterest/asmallsnippet.com

    The roasting Elf

    Image: Pinterest/pickleheadsoup.blogspot.co.uk

    The storyteller Elf

    Image: Pinterest/kcbd.com

    The angel Elf

    Image: Pinterest/vitamin-ha.com

    The fishing Elf

    Image: Pinterest/ hlntv.com

    The flying pants Elf

    Image: Pinterest/kcbd.com

    The cozy Elf

    Image: Pinterest/Shauna (Nana) Angerbauer

    The hot dog Elf

    Image: Pinterest/Itzy Ritzy

    The chocolate fiend Elf

    Image: Pinterest/eclecticallyvintage.com

    The sack race Elf

    Image: Pinterest/theorganisedhousewife.com.au

    The toilet-trip Elf

    Image: Pinterest/hisugarplum.blogspot.co.uk

    The Santa Elf

    Image: Pinterest/theorganisedhousewife.com.au

    The ‘I’m outta here’ Elf

    Image: Pinterest/wotv4women.com

    See you next year, Mr Elf!


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