Fantastic Elf on the Shelf Ideas You Need to Try

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Are you ready for December? There are so many fun things to do in the run-up to Christmas and one of the ever-increasing popular trends I have seen is the Elf On The Shelf. Today we have some great ideas you may want to try. The Elf on the Shelf is a tradition that a lot of people do during the holidays. The idea is that the kids are good! You can’t touch the Elf though or else that ruins the magic. Each day your kids wake up, they’ll find the elf in a new scenario. 

These are all our own photos and we would love you to try out our ideas and Pin them on Pinterest. Which idea do you like the most?

Angela X

Fantastic Elf on the Shelf Ideas You Need to Try

When it comes to an Elf on the Shelf, there is a lot of fun to be had! An elf can really make this holiday season a lot of fun. If you need a few ideas for the upcoming holiday season, then check out these fantastic Elf on the Shelf ideas you need to try! 


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The Elf on the Shelf With His Pet Dinosaur

Nothing is more fun than a pet dinosaur. Check out this Elf on a Shelf with his pet dino! Can you just imagine waking up and your kids seeing this? It’s so fun! 

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Elf on the Shelf Cutting Scissors

Once an Elf on the Shelf gets ahold of a pair of scissors who knows what he’s capable of! Scissors are a no for kids, but also a NO for elves, especially if they don’t have permission from the parents. 

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Making a cookie is fun for a human, but even more fun for an elf. This Elf on the Shelf is having a ton of fun making cookies. Who doesn’t love making cookies? We do! 

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Elf on the Shelf Shovelling Snow

Who says an Elf on the Shelf can’t shovel snow? You got to love this Elf on the Shelf scenario. This Elf is having a lot of fun. Shoveling snow is so much fun, especially for elves! 

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Elf on the Shelf Snowman Bed

Look at how much fun this Elf on the Shelf is having on his snowman bed! The fun part of the holidays is the snow and this elf knows exactly how to enjoy the holidays. 

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Elf on the Shelf Gluing a Book

Can you imagine an Elf on the Shelf gluing a book? Well, it happens! Let’s hope this Elf learns his lesson. 

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Elf on the Shelf Cutting up a Scarf

Sometimes an Elf on the Shelf can be completely naughty. This Elf needs to learn that he just cannot cut things up, no matter how much fun it is. 

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Elf on the Shelf Promising to Be Good

The Elf on the Shelf is determined to help all boys and girls be good! This Elf on the Shelf is also promising to be good. So, let’s all hope he’s going to be a good elf! 

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Elf on the Shelf Playing With Googly Eyes

How fun is this Elf playing Googly Eyes! I could just have fun with this all day. You will have fun with this one too! 

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I think the Elf on the Shelf is a fun and fantastic idea. It can really get kids excited about Christmas and make December super fun. In our home we are taking part in a campaign called #LightTheWorld. Each day in the lead to Christmas we will be doing a special act of kindness, giving service or offering charity to those around us and I think that too can bring the spirit of Christmas into the home and add to the fun and joy of the season.

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Christmas to me is a special time and one where we can have fun and teach our children at the same time to show love, compassion and care towards others.

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It is a great season for teaching goodwill and good morals and setting an example to our kids of gratitude, thanksgiving and love.

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We hope you have a Merry Christmas this year and that the Elf on the Shelf along with other Christmas traditions brings joy and happiness to your family.

Angela x

Please pin these fun and easy elf on the shelf ideas. 

elf on the shelf and the tomato sauce
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elf on the shelf and the tomato sauce

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. These are such great ideas. And they aren’t difficult, which is a plus. Some people have these elaborate set ups and I’m all, “Who has time for that?!”

  2. I have never done elf on the shelf for our girls. I always thought I wouldn’t have enough ideas but you have some great ones here!

  3. My daughter hasn’t mentioned an elf yet (thank goodness), but when we get one I will definitely look back at this for some ideas! I am definitely not the most creative mom on the block!

  4. I’m personally not a fan of elf of the shelf, and I’m really glad my kids have no interest in it. This is a great post for those looking for simple and quick ideas!

  5. Super fun ideas for Elf of the shelf. I’ve been wanting to buy elf on the shelf for the holidays but I never got the chance to. After seeing this I’ll have to head to the stores this weekend to get it.

  6. I think these are cool ideas! I really want to know more about Elf on the shelf because we do not have that tradition here. But it looks fun!

  7. These are wonderful ideas. I love that you are incorporating discipline and great moral values for this kids during this time of the year. The elf would probably go well with the Santa that we had at home.

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