These 43 Ideas For Elf On The Shelf Will Keep You Smiling Until Christmas.


1. “The Voice” Contestant Elf. 

Picklehead Soup

After all, no one sings like an elf. From Picklehead Soup.

2. The Artist Elf. 

Say It, Don’t Spray It

Your kids might not get the “Titanic” reference, but the adults will get a good laugh. From Say It, Don’t Spray It.

3. “Frozen” Elf. 

My Mommy Style

Who doesn’t love that movie? From My Mommy Style.

4. Gaming Elf. 

Lil Blue Boo

I think Lalaloopsy is winning this round.From Lil Blue Boo.

5. “Elf” the Movie. 

I Heart Nap Time

The famous spaghetti recipe is a great scene to re-create. From I Heart Nap Time.

6. Teacher Elf. 

A Small Snippet

The Mr. Potato Head glasses are a fantastic touch. From A Small Snippet.

7. Sack Race Elf. 

Picklehead Soup

Is that Spiderman coming in for the win? From Picklehead Soup.

8. Spider-Elf


They both have red suits. 

9. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Elf. 

Picklehead Soup

Although his advice will almost certainly include candy and syrup. From Picklehead Soup.

10. Sleepy Elf. 

Bombshell Bling

Luckily marshmallows make the perfect mattress. Find more Elf on the Shelf ideas using marshmallows at Bombshell Bling.

11. Wii Elf. 


Even elves like video games. 

12. Twister elf. 

She Knows

My Little Pony has this one in the bag. From She Knows.

13. Party Elf. 

The Leggy Files

I can hear the techno music now. From The Leggy Files.

14. E(lf)mail. 

Lil Blue Boo

Obviously he’s writing Santa, who else? From Lil Blue Boo.


15. Fishing Elf. 

Rocking My 365 Project

That’s one fish I would never throw back. From Rocking My 365 Project.

16. Leg Lamp Elf. 

Picklehead Soup

It’s like the dad from “A Christmas Story” just turned into an elf. From Picklehead Soup.

17. Captured Elf. 

Jennifer Saintz Photography

These small soldiers run a tight ship. From Jennifer Saintz Photography.

18. Ninja Elf. 

Lemons And Laughs

Of course, he lives in the ninja-bread house. 

19. Skiing Elf. 

Picklehead Soup

Popsicle sticks and candy canes are all he needs to take off. From Picklehead Soup.

20. Cooking Elf. 

The Elf on the Shelf

I’m guessing that whatever he’s making has lots of sugar. From The Elf on the Shelf.

21. Breakfast Elf. 

Home Stories A to Z

Tiny pancakes from a tiny friend. From Home Stories A to Z.

22. Air Balloon Elf. 

Peanut Blossom

Maybe he’s trying to find his way back to the North Pole. From Peanut Blossom.

23. Super Elf. 

Busy Kids Happy Mom

On the way to save the day. From Busy Kids, Happy Mom.

24. Angry Birds Elf. 

Rocking My 365 Project

Even the North Pole is hooked on this popular game. From Rocking My 365 Project.

25. “Despicable Me” Elf. 


After all, an elf is Santa’s minion. 

26. Prankster Elf. 

Momma Melly

Check with dad before you do this one. From Momma Melly.

27. Criminal Elf. 

Santa’s Little Spy

I told you dad might not like it if you drew on his face. From Santa’s Little Spy.

28. Date Night Elf. 

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

At least it’s light syrup. From Elf on the Shelf Ideas.

29. Basketball Elf.  

A Small Snippet

The three wise men aren’t the greatest competition. From A Small Snippet.


30. Elf In A Bubble

Little Housewife

How did he get in there? Magic, of course. Oh, and these directions

31. Sunbather Elf. 

A Small Snippet

Even elves need a break from the cold. From A Small Snippet.

32. Snowball Elf. 

Nelly Cole Photography

Buzz Lightyear is doomed. From Nelly Cole Photography.

33. Swinging Elf. 

A Small Snippet

It’s all fun and games when you come from the North Pole. From A Small Snippet.

34. Taste Test Elf. 


I have some bad news for Jack…

35. Sugar Rush Elf. 

A Life Examined

He’s crazy for candy. From A Life Examined.

36. Time Zone Elf. 

The Elf on the Shelf.

He’ll know EXACTLY the moment Christmas arrives. From The Elf on the Shelf.

37. Shower Elf.

She Knows

So fresh and so clean. From She Knows.

38. “Minecraft” Elf. 


Now he’s super distracted. See you never, Elf. 

39. Shaving Elf. 

A Small Snippet

Elves have to work to keep their baby faces soft.  From A Small Snippet.

40. Spin the Bottle Elf. 

Homes in Alaska

Your move Winnie the Pooh. From Homes in Alaska.

41. Cookie Elf. 

Homes in Alaska

He should really learn to share. From Homes in Alaska.

42. Yoga Elf. 


A great way to relieve holiday stress. 

43. “Harry Potter” Elf. 

Shelf the Elf

This elf brings a little extra magic to Christmas. From Shelf the Elf.

What Elf on the Shelf ideas do you have? Share them with us in the comments. 

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