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The Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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Get Some Elfspiration with These Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Start a Christmas tradition with your family by ‘adopting’ an Elf on the Shelf. Your special Elf arrives with a beautiful picture book which explains the story behind your new scout Elf, and explains how he receives his special magic powers when he joins your family.

After your Elf has moved in, he travels back to the North Pole every night to report back to Santa if you have been naughty or nice. He then returns back to your home and likes to have some fun before you wake up. Watch your kids eyes light up as they discover the mischief your Elf has gotten up to whilst they have been asleep.

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some great ideas to help give you some ‘elfspiration’!!

elf on the shelf breakfast


Many families ‘adopt’ their elves at the beginning of December. Why not kick off your Elf on the Shelf adventures and enjoy a family breakfast whilst reading a note from Santa that your elf has bought back from the North Pole.

elf on the shelf calendar

Create a Christmas countdown especially for your elf!

elf on the shelf sugar angel

This cheeky Elf has sure been getting into mischief creating his very own Elf Angels!

elf on the shelf barbie

After another busy night travelling to and from the North Pole, Elf likes to relax with his friends.

elf on the shelf lights

Uh oh – it looks like someone has gotten themselves into a bit of a tangle!

elf on the shelf marshmallows

Who wouldn’t want to have a Marshmallow bath?

elf on the shelf green tape

Uh oh, this Elf means business!

elf on the shelf tied up

The other toys are determined to put a stop to your Elf’s mischief with a Lego ambush!

elf on the shelf swing

What a very clever elf!

elf on the shelf superman

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super Elf!

elf on the shelf reading

Just relaxing with a book.

elf on the shelf sack race

This elf loves to have fun with his friends. Who do you think will win?

elf on the shelf toothpaste

This Elf likes to encourage the kids to brush their teeth!


Has your family adopted an elf on the shelf? What kind of mischief does your elf get up to? We’d love to hear (and see) where you’ve found your elf in the morning!


Lauren Matheson

Lauren Matheson

Lauren founded her website Create Bake Make as a way to justify the ridiculous amount of baking she loves to do. She has a super sweet tooth and enjoying a slice of cake (or two) is one of her guilty indulgences. As a Mum of two little boys, when she isn't creating fun activities for the kids or breaking up arguments over toy trucks and cars, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm - or hiding in the pantry with the latest cooking magazine and a hot cup of coffee!

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