Elf on the Shelf is a fun way to countdown to Christmas (and keep the kids behaving). Here are 12 creative ideas to steal to up your elf-game this December
12 creative Elf on the Shelf ideas to steal this Christmas
It’s hard to say whether Elf on the Shelf is more fun for the kids (who get to wake up to find their elf each morning), or for the parents (who get to create humourous elf tableaus each night). It’s a Christmas tradition for most families. Kids are told that the elf’s mission is to report back to Santa on whether the children are being naughty or nice. He leaves each night to deliver his report and returns each morning in a different place in the house. It’s the kids’ task to try and find him.
But, these days elves are not found simply just sitting on a shelf (they’re far too mischevious for such a mundane task). Throughout the month of December, elves have been known to be found in the midst of marshmallow fights with other toys, caught drawing faces on bananas and even spotted performing gymnastic routines with Barbie.
Scroll down to see 12 of the most creative Elf on the Shelf ideas:
Having a sack race with the other toys (looks like he’s winning).
Caught by toy army men.
Even elves have to do chores! That includes cleaning up after the reindeer he brings back from the North Pole.
Marshmallow ‘snow ball’ fight with Woody.
“Help, I’m stuck!”
Don’t let him get his hands on the toilet paper.
They are masters at wrapping presents, and apparently they can wrap anything.
Turning the bananas into Minions.
Frozen by Elsa.
May the force be with you.
Candy cane flying fox to the Christmas tree.
Words by: Bea Taylor.