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

    Enjoy!

    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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