40 Festive, Funny Elf on a Shelf Ideas

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Does your family have an Elf on a Shelf? If so, you may be aware of the tradition with the Elf of putting him in different settings. Remember that the Elf watches your children and reports directly to Santa, to let him know if they are nice or naughty (not-so-nice). So one of the fun things you can do is to give your children unique places to spot the Elf in your home.

We’ve found you 40 fun and festive Elf on the Shelf ideas to inspire you. Whether you would like a classic scene of the Elf with a Letter to Santa on the night before Christmas, or peeking out of a Christmas stocking or something more unique like wrestling an alligator or playing with Mutant Ninja Turtles! There are some great Elf on the Shelf ideas to make every member of your family smile.

One of the best ways to enjoy the Elf on the Shelf tradition is to have the Elf “pop” up in regular places that your family uses in your home often. One Mom created a fun scene where the Elf helps her to make the family Christmas stockings, clearly she is a frequent sewer. Some scenes show the Elf being very active, and if sports are a favorite activity, then this is a great choice too.

Try asking your children “what do you think the Elf would like to do?” Their answers might surprise you and make everyone even more entertained. Let each member of the family take their turn creating Elf on the Shelf scenes. Happy Holidays and Happy DIY-ing!

Elf on the Shelf and his dinosaur

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Elf on the Shelf goes prehistoric for the holidays! He’s still watching who is naughty and nice.

By from suburbia at Flickr.com

Guess Who’s Back

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Here’s a fun Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade scene. Perfect for starting your Elf on the Shelf days out right!

From PickleHeadSoup

Lunch Buddy Elf

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Sometimes when Elf on the Shelf helps, he goes a little overboard. Here he has packed lunch for the kids.

From Natalme

Elf on the Shelf Lifting Weights

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Everyone wants to be fit, including your Elf. Here is Elf, working out with mini marshmallow weights!

From TheTaylor-House

Staying Toasty in the Fridge

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Don’t worry, the Elf is toasty in the fridge with his blanket. Perhaps he wanted some milk for the Christmas cookies?

By HisNewMercies

Christmas Tree Elf

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Someone is ready for Christmas. Now if only he’d close his eyes, Santa Claus would appear….

From LittleBitFunky

Video Game Playing Elf

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Elves are playful and fun. Here is Elf on the Shelf, playing a video game.

From RachaelSwartley

A Date with Barbie

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Here are Elf on the Shelf and Barbie, out on the town! Or at least, cruising through the kitchen!

From LilBlueBoo.com

Drummer Elf

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Some Elf on the Shelf toys are musical. Look at this one on the drums!

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Elf on the Shelf Air Hockey

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Elves like to play games. Here is an Elf on the Shelf setting playing air hockey.

From RachelSwartley

Elf on the Shelf and Advent Calendar

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Here’s a fun Elf on the Shelf theme. Try this one with an Advent calendar.

By PickleHeadSoup

Chef Elf

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Look! Here’s Elf on the Shelf, baking in the kitchen. He’ll be sure you get something tasty to eat.

From peapodsquadmom at Flickr

The Elf is In

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If you are a Charlie Brown & Snoopy fan, then this is an Elf on the Shelf theme to pick. Its perfect to make everyone smile!

From PickleHeadSoup

Teacher Elf

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Here is Elf on the Shelf, teaching stuffed animals and toys. Let’s hope everyone is nice and not naughty!

Source

Syrup is a Food Group

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Remember the movie Elf? He liked maple syrup too!

From LilBlueBoo

Elf on the Shelf North Pole Air Express

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Helping Santa deliver the presents, here comes Elf on the Shelf! With his own airplane!

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed

Merry Christmas

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A fun way to set up your Elf on the Shelf is with your Nativity scene. Look at how this scene is created.

At PickleHeadSoup

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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What a good Elf! He’s reading storybooks to your children.

At Flickr by Mark Baylor

Gone to the Beach

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Now who wouldn’t like a nice holiday at the beach? We know Elf on the Shelf certainly would enjoy one!

From PickleheadSoup

Hip Hop Elf on the Shelf

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Here’s an active and fun Elf on the Shelf idea. Try this if your kids like dancing.

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas.com

Attack of the LEGO People

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What happens when toys don’t get along? Probably things like this….

At PickleHeadSoup

Elf on the Shelf Bungee Jumping

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Here’s a super adventurous Elf on the Shelf! Bungee jumping to celebrate the holidays.

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed

Cheerio Donuts

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Who doesn’t like sweets, especially during the holidays? Even Elf on the Shelf likes a few treats too.

From LilBlueBoo 

Sugarplums

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Here is Elf on the Shelf, eagerly waiting for Christmas morning. Just like a lot of little ones that we know!

From PickleHeadSoup

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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Guess who is peeking at the Christmas gifts? Why, it is Elf on the Shelf!

Located at Flickr by Mark Baylor 

Elf on the Shelf Alligator Wrestling

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Here’s an Elf on the Shelf who is having an adventure! A creative setting for your Elf.

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed

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Here is Elf on the Shelf with a Letter to Santa, and some food for the reindeer. He’s all ready for Christmas Eve!

By Flickr by Mark Baylor 

Elf on the Shelf Sleigh Ride

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Here’s an active Elf on the Shelf. Taking a ride on freshly covered trail.

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed 

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Look at who is peeking from up high in the Christmas tree? Its Elf on the Shelf!

From Flickr by Mark Baylor 

Elf on the Shelf Mutant Ninja Turtles

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What could be better than Elf on the Shelf and Turtle Power? Here’s a fun Elf on the Shelf setting.

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed 

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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Look at who is hanging out! Its Elf on the Shelf!

From Flickr by Mark Baylor

Elf on the Shelf Candy

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Oh, it looks like Elf on the Shelf has a sweet tooth! Wonder if he’ll get into the Christmas cookies too?

At ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed

Gumball Billiards

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Elf on the Shelf is playful and fun. Here he is, playing billiards.

From PickleheadSoup 

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Elf on the Shelf is helping to sew that last family Christmas stocking. Every stitch needs to be perfect.

From Flickr by Mark Baylor

Elf on the Shelf Reindeer

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Someone’s ready to deliver presents on Christmas Eve! This reindeer will help a lot too!

From ElfOnTheShelfIdeas, no credit attributed

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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Look at who is checking out the family Christmas stockings! Just in time for the holidays!

By Flickr by Mark Baylor

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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Elf on the Shelf loves to play games with the children. Look at how well he puts together this puzzle!

From Flickr by Mark Baylor 

Elf Doctor’s Note

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Did your Elf come down with a cold at Christmas? Here’s how to make them feel better!

From LivingLocurto

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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Elf on the Shelf loves holiday crafts and decorating. He’s a very good helper too!

From Flickr by Mark Baylor 

2012 Elf on the Shelf – Snowy

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Sweet treats! Elf on the Shelf may be tempted by the candy canes in your house too!

At Flickr by Mark Baylor 

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