This list of 25 funny Elf on the Shelf ideas are all easy to put together quickly and most don’t require any complicated accessories.
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The Elf on the Shelf tradition is a fun one that has taken off in these last few years. It’s definitely super fun for the kids and most parents want to to make it a fun morning surprise.
And since you don’t want to stress out every night about where to move the elf, you may want to first download my FREE printable Elf on the Shelf planner to write down all your ideas for the month.
1- Put Your Elf in Quarantine
If you want a great excuse to not move your elf for a while, just put in in Quarantine 😂. Found on Pinterest.
2 – Twister Elf
Get this fun free printable Elf Twister game from Frugal Coupon Living and set up a game with your kids’ favorite figurines.
3 – Naughty Elf
Kids will love this naughty elf drawing mustaches on their pictures. Use a dry erase marker to make sure you don’t do any permanent damage. Found on Simple as That Blog.
4 – Frozen Elf
If you have an Elsa figurine, surprise your kids with this frozen elf to make them smile. Origin Unknown.
5 – Elf eating elf spaghetti
If you’re planning on watching the movie Elf, surprise your kids and duplicate the iconic scene from the movie by having your Elf on the Shelf eating sugary spaghetti. But be warned—-Your kids might want to try it! Found on Pinterest.
6 – Elf Conducting a Fruit Choir
I loved this fruit choir idea from the official Elf on the Shelf website.
7 – Elf Melting a Snowman
A little spilled milk and some well placed cookies and you too can have a naughty elf melting a snowman. Found on Pink Peony Home.
8 – Elf Ice Fishing on Toilet Seat
This ice fishing Elf is easy to set up and sure to get the kids to giggle in the morning. Found on I Think We Could Be Friends.
9 – Trickster Elf changing Oreo
This funny Elf on the Shelf is being a little trickster changing the insides of the Oreos with toothpaste. Found on Pinterest.
10 – Elf Candy Cane Treasure Hunt
Kids will be entertained for a while looking for all 12 candy canes that the elf has hidden. Found on KA Inspired.
11 – Elf caught Red Handed in the Nutella Jar
Who wouldn’t want to get their hands into the Nutella jar? This elf just got caught red handed. Found on Instagram.
12 – Elves in a Balloon Bubble Bath
These elves are sure having a good time in their balloon bubble bath! You’ll find more ideas like this on Secrets of a Supermom.
13 – Climbing Elf
Set up a bunch of bows on a wall or window like a Christmas climbing wall. Found on Newsday.
14 – Doctor Elf Performing an Operation
The Elf on the Shelf will start the operation but the kids will sure want to finish it. Found on Frugal Coupon Living.
15 – Kidnapped Elf
This kidnapped elf idea from Recipe Magik is just hilarious.
16 – Elf makes Sprinkle Angel
I’ve seen a lot of elves making snow angel with flour but if you don’t want your Elf on the Shelf all floured up, sprinkles with work great and are a lot more colorful. Found on Flickr.
17 – Car Wash Elf
What little boy wouldn’t want this elf to wash all of his toy cars? Found of Pinterest.
18 – Elf’s day at the Spa
Every Elf on the Shelf needs a little quiet time sometimes. Found on Pinterest.
19 – Elf Roasting S’mores
If you set up with s’more eating elf, be ready to make some for your kids too. Found on Flickr.
20 – Kissing Booth Elf
This kissing booth from DIY Inspired is fun and easy to set up.
21 – Elf in Candy Cane Jail
This funny Elf on the Shelf may be in candy cane lockup but he can still see you! Get the free printable on This Mama Loves.
22 – Toy Snow Ball Fight
How fun is this marshmallow snow ball fight between Mr Potato Head and Efl! Origin Unknown.
23 – Elf building a Snowman Tree
This elf came to build a snowman with toilet paper on the tree! Found on Pinterest.
24 – The End is Here
This elf makes a fun exit on his last day in the house with an empty toilet paper roll. Found on Flickr.
25 – Fun Elf Goodbye
It’s Christmas day and the Elf is gone until next year! Give your elf a fun send off. Found on Pinterest.
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