If you’re familiar with Elf on the Shelf, get ready for 55 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas. The 55 best elf on the shelf concepts you can try that are cute and hilarious.

Get ready for 55 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas. The 55 best elf on the shelf concepts that are quick and easy while being so funny and awesome. These hilarious ideas will be a hit this holiday season. #onecrazymom #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf

Best Fun and Interactive Elf on the Shelf Ideas

The long-awaited visit of Santa and his reindeer is just around the corner. These clever and funny Elf on the Shelf ideas are the best this holiday season.

Start this fun Christmas tradition with your family with easy elf ideas. Hang your Christmas stockings and get out your elf!

Get ready for 55 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas. The 55 best elf on the shelf concepts that are quick and easy while being so funny and awesome. These hilarious ideas will be a hit. #onecrazymom #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf

1. Spiderman Elf on the Shelf

The itsy bitsy spider came up your kitchen shelf. Say hello to your friendly neighborhood Spiderman elf for festive Christmas decorations.

Spiderman Elf on the Shelf
Well, today she surprised us while using her Spider-Man moves and came decked out in Spider-Man! 
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2. Rock Climbing Elf on the Shelf

A rock climbing elf would be the perfect companion to New York’s beloved web slinger for a fun elf idea.

Rock Climbing Elf on the Shelf
The rock climbing elf is not my original idea but certainly a favorite in our home this year.
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3. Marshmallow Catapult Elf on the Shelf

Make way for mini marshmallows catapult elf, or get hit! Perfect for Hot Chocolate night with chocolate chips.

Marshmallow Catapult Elf on the Shelf
If you are looking for new elf on the shelf ideas you are going to LOVE this marshmallow catapult craft.
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4. Foosball Elf on the Shelf

Foosball elf on the shelf is a quick elf idea and so much fun.

Foosball Elf on the Shelf
These elves loved playing foosball with the mini tv and popcorn.
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5. Parachute for Elf on the Shelf

You can suspend this tiny daredevil from anywhere around the house with ribbon. Try hanging from a ceiling fan or laundry.

Parachute for the Elf on the Shelf
Our elf arrived in style this year attached to a parachute. 
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6. Elf on the Shelf Uses Facemask for Hammock 

Catch your elf chilling in quarantine with this elf using a facemask for a hammock!

Elf on the Shelf uses a Face Mask as a Hommock
Let your Elf use one of your face masks as a hammock.
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7. Elf on the Shelf in the Cereal Box

There’s just something about seeing an elf in a box that feels so surreal for a cute idea.

Elf on the Shelf in a Cereal Box
It’s an Elf on the Shelf cereal box idea with a little hide and seek.
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8. Elf on the Shelfie

There’s nothing more surreal than an elf on the shelf taking a selfie with you.

Elf on the Shelfies
One of my favourite was the naughty Elf on the Shelf selfies we did last year. Which was really easy to set up.
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9. Elf on the Shelf to the Wall

Whatever trouble got him there, it’s probably best not to speak about it.

Elf on the Wall
This is another easy Elf on the Shelf idea for a night where it’s hard to get much else together!
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10. Party Time Elf on the Shelf

This jolly fellow thrives well in loud music and good vibrations.

Party Time Elf
When your Scout Elf wants to cut loose, she slips into her favorite party outfit, pulled straight from the pages of a fashion magazine!
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11. Wrecking Ball Elf on the Shelf

If you’re looking for someone to crash a party and make a mess, I know a guy who knows scout elves.

Wrecking Ball Elf on the Shelf
Yesterday, she came in like a wrecking ball. Everyone has a wild side when they’re young.
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12. Elf on the Swing

The elf on the swing is always here to keep an eye on you. 

Elf on the Swing
One her most memorable tricks was when she made her own Elf on the shelf swing from an empty toilet paper roll.
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13.  Elf on the Shelf under the Sea

What other kinds of creatures can you see under the sea? Only one way to find out: ask the elf on the shelf under the sea. 

Elf on the Shelf under the sea
Dive into Christmas joy!
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14. Nativity Advent Calendar with Elf on the Shelf

This elf brings a reminder about what we’re celebrating Christmas for. Bring attention to your manger with this nativity advent elf on the shelf.

Nativity Advent Elf on the Shelf
You can either have the bag set up with/near/”from” the Elf, or you can do a scavenger hunt them and Scout Elf can be holding their clue!
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15. Elf on the Shelf Miniature Golf 

Give those muscles a good stretch with this elf on the shelf miniature golf set!

Elf on the Shelf Miniature Golf
This easy Elf on the Shelf ideas is a free printable golf prop set that you can set up and use to display your Elf on the Shelf.
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16. Elf on the Shelf Gone Fishing

Kick back, relax, and let the lake fish do the work for your elf.

Elf on the Shelf Gone Fishing
This is a great and easy idea for any night leading up to Christmas.
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17. Elf on the Shelf Jingle Bell Rock

This elf is here to let those jingle bells swing and ring.

Elf on the Shelf Jingle Bell Rock
Our elf siblings, Pepper and Winter, found my daughter’s keyboard and decided to rock out as well.
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18. Elf and the Stuffed Animals Karaoke Party

Let the elf flex those vocal pipes and watch the audience echo in harmony. The audience can include barbies, legos, dolls, stuffed animals and more.

Elf and the Stuffed Animals Karaoke Party
This is a fun thing to do with toddlers because it seems to make it even more magical
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19. Elf on the Shelf Baking Cookies

Nothing reeks of a warm Christmas morning than an elf on the shelf baking cookies for Christmas movies. Just add hot cocoa for movie night and have a last minute party.

Elf on the Shelf Baking Cookies
Kids will be so excited when they wake up and find their elf on the shelf ready to do a bit of baking. 
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20. Elf Craft

Start by getting them to do this adorable elf on the shelf craft design for a last-minute elf idea.

Elf on the Shelf Elf Craft
Get into the Christmas spirit with this adorable elf on the shelf craft!
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21. Elf on the Shelf in the Fridge

While having an elf on the shelf in the fridge sounds terrible, it works. The kids won’t eat all the Christmas cookies.

Elf on the Shelf in the Fridge
The idea of the Elf on the Shelf is that it is supposed to sit on a shelf or other visible spot as a way to help children get into the holiday spirit, and to also help remind them of the importance of good behaviour during the holidays.
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22. Car Wash

No magic beats the elves when it comes to cleaning and tidying up.

Elf on the Shelf Car Wash
Looking for a fun and easy Elf on the Shelf idea? Try this super cute Elf on the Shelf Car Wash scene!
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23. Elf on the Shelf Postcard

Elf on the shelf is not exclusive to having an extra eye in your household.

Elf on the Shelf Postcard
This cute wood postcard is engraved with your childs name and the name of their elf
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24. Broken Leg

This pool elf has a broken leg.

Elf on the Shelf with a Broken Leg
Cause some concern with the elf coming back with a broken leg.
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25. New Car

This elf’s been running on low the past few months, depressed from constant solitude.

Elf on the Shelf Got a New Car
Our elf actually brought a new car for both kids so they didn’t fight over a new one.
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26. Christmas Tree Outfit

Watch this elf turn the outfit of the day into the fashion statement of the year.

Elf in a Christmas Tree Outfit
As much as I hate remembering to move the elf, I love making creative little scenes and my kids think it so magical!
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27. Elf in the Igloo

Find yourself an empty milk jug plus extra cotton balls for accessories to bring white Christmas home!

Elf in the Igloo
He’s helped us clean, brought the kids cookies and even built an igloo.
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28. Picnic Grill

Even an elf deserves a lovely afternoon in the backyard, surrounded by good food and company.

Elf on a Picnic Grill
This is the perfect elf on the shelf idea for your kids to love!
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29. Chessboard

Test the sharpness of your mind by playing chess with one of Santa’s followers.

Elf on the Chessboard
I love using every opportunity to make my kids’ education fun and exciting.
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30. Relaxing Elf Bubble Bath

Double the fun with an elf chilling in a playful bubble bath.

Relaxing Elf in the Bubble Bath
Plus, it’s an easy one— plenty of time will be left after for you to indulge in a little self-care of your own.
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31. Elf in the Washer

If you ever feel like you’re drowning in problems, learn from this guy.

Elf in the Washer
He wanted to wash his sweater, but he didn’t realize he needed to take it off first. 
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32. Playing the Guitar

Music touches not only the lives of humans but of elves as well.

Elf on the Shelf Playing the Guitar
This is an awesome idea if your kids love music!
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33. Beach Scene

If there were one place to find peace, it would be by the shore for sure.

Elf on the Shelf Beach Scene
Who says the elves don’t need a beachy escape every once in awhile?
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34. Elf Wrapping Gifts

You can’t wrap up the season of giving without wrapping gifts.

Elf on the Shelf Wrapping Gifts
This is such a cute idea to get the kids excited about opening presents.
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35. Elf Makes Breakfast

This elf wants to make sure you follow the habit of always eating a hearty breakfast.

Elf on the Shelf Makes Breakfast
Have a special Elf on the Shelf breakfast! These Christmas bagels are so easy to make the kids will love them!
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36. Minecraft Elf

Kids these days have all sorts of new gimmicks, and Minecraft is one of the most famous.

Minecraft Elf on the Shelf
My boys love Minecraft, so I knew I wanted to do a few different Minecraft things with our elf on the shelf this year.
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37. Banana Elf

This banana elf in a fruit bowl is here to make sure your family gets the right amount of potassium daily! 

Banana Elf
Banana Elf is a perfect way to get your kids interested in fruit.
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38. Elf on the Slime

Don’t be alarmed to see an elf riding a jar of slime.

Elf on the Slime
I don't know about you, but our holiday elf loves all things slimy, crazy and fun!
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39. Secret Message Elf

Go and decipher for yourself the secrets hidden by this secret message elf!

Secret Message Elf
For those participating in the Elf on the Shelf phenomenon this season, this would be a great activity for their elf to leave your child in the morning.
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40. Chain Countdown

This concept is a fun craft activity kids could also participate in with theire buddy.

Elf on a Paper Chain Countdown
To put the timeline into visual perspective, create a fun paper plate paper chain countdown to count down the days until Christmas!
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41. St. Bernard Cupcakes

Your holiday elf is hungry for action, while your kids are hungry for treats like candy canes.

Elf on the Shelf Making St. Bernard Cupcakes
I was gearing-up to welcome Elf on the Shelf back and decided to do a fun Elf on the Shelf activity of making St. Bernard puppy cupcakes.
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42. Cup Edition

Help this elf score the most crucial goal of the series!

Elf on the Shelf Elf Cup Edition
This is a great way to incorporate sports in with the Elf if you kids love soccer.
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43. Peppermint Balloon Ride

Come hitch a ride with this elf on a peppermint balloon ride! 

Elf on a Peppermint Balloon Ride
How cute is this balloon ride for the elf?
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44. Doctor’s Note

Give this elf with a doctor’s note the break it deserves and grab some tissues.

Elf with a Doctor’s Note
A clever idea for your Elf on the Shelf when you need a break from it all or need to travel out of town.
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45. Christmas Pox

Keep your distance from this elf on the shelf sick with Christmas pox!

Elf on the Shelf has Christmas Pox
Such a cute idea for any day!
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46. Photoshoot

Our little scout elf has come a long way from being a mere lookout.

Elf in a Photoshoot
A fun Elf Photo Booth idea! Printable Elf photo props include a Mini Santa Beard, Lips and Mustache.
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47. Cries Over Melted Snowman 

Don’t underestimate the bond between snowman and elf and make snow angels.

Elf Cries over Melted Snowman
This is a perfect idea that you can do in a hurry.
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48. Gets a Massage

After a long day of mourning, every elf needs a relaxing massage.

Elf on the Shelf gets a Massage
Here’s a fun Massage Table – a printable Elf on the Shelf idea- for your overworked scout elf.
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49. Shop for a Christmas Tree

Your holiday elf is here to help you have one less Christmas problem to worry about.

Elf on the Shelf Shop for a Christmas Tree
How cute is this Elf shopping for his Christmas tree?
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50. Elf Cuterie Board

Grab a plate or two of the finger food delights on this elf cuterie board!

Elf Cuterie Board
They will arrange the food around the hummus to create a Scout Elf face!
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51. Peppermint Poop

If you wonder how Elves do their business, this model gives you a peek into that with toilet paper.

Elf on the Shelf Peppermint Poop
Take the fun to the potty with these Elf on the Shelf Bathroom Antics.
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52. Chugging Red Bull

If you think you’re a sucker for energy drinks, this Elf will give you a run for your money this December.

Elf Chugging an Energy Drink
Want a silly Elf on the Shelf idea? Put together this quick crazy eyes Elf on the Shelf Drinking Red Bull Idea.
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53. Elf on the Utensil Drawer

Before you prepare the kitchen table, keep yourself alert and ready.

Elf on the Utensil Drawer
Did you find Elf yet? Place in the utensil drawer in place of the knives.
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54. Elf on the Shelf Making Reindeer Sliders

Nothing else needs explaining from having a bite out of these north pole delicacies!

Elf on the Shelf making Reindeer Sliders
Such a cute idea for the elf to make in no time.
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55. Elf On the Shelf Back to the North Pole

Pay homage to all those memories with our house elf on the shelf ideas.

Elf On the Shelf Back to the North Pole
On the last day, make the elf a cute way to get back to the North Pole.
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Get ready for 55 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas. The 55 best elf on the shelf concepts that are so easy while being funny and awesome. These hilarious ideas will be a hit this holiday season. #onecrazymom #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf

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