elf on the shelf ideas
Blogmas 2018

Blogmas Day Nine: Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Yesterday’s post gave some ideas for gift ideas for your loved ones. If you missed it then you can check it out here!

Today I am going to be giving you a few Elf on the Shelf ideas that you can do with around the house. Some of them are child friendly. I have included a few that you may not want to share with your children though. Just a few for fun for all the adults out there. Most of my ideas came from Pinterest. There’s so many cool ideas on there if you want to take part.

If you are reading this and you aren’t familiar with the concept of Elf on the Shelf then let me explain. The idea is that a naughty toy elf comes to your house and turns up in a different place everyday. Sometimes they can come with a message for your kids, or a game to play. It’s really up to you how you organise it. One thing that it is useful for is getting your kids to behave. For a whole month you have the threat of “the elf is watching you!” Make the most of it!

elf on the shelf ideas

This first one involves the naughty elf having a photo shoot with some toys. I stole some of Austin’s toys for this one and positioned them in front of the camera. This was really easy and quick to set up and doesn’t take up a lot of your time.

elf on the shelf ideas

If you are looking for a risky but imaginative idea then why not attempt to balance the elf in a tub in the sink. Add a few bubbles and give the little guy a spoon to use as an oar. You will need to find a boat that is big enough to fit the elf in, but not so heavy that it sinks, otherwise you’ll end up with a very wet elf. 

elf on the shelf ideas

Here the naughty elf is helping himself to a little snack in a giant Nutella jar. I made sure to get some round his mouth for a greater effect. 

elf on the shelf ideas

This is one of the adult themed ideas that I referred to at the beginning. Just a naughty elf taking a few swigs of a Budweiser. I probably wouldn’t encourage your kids to offer alcohol to stuffed toys, or even to be playing with alcohol for that matter. 

elf on the shelf ideas

Just the elf casually taking a poop in Amy’s wine glass. Amy had no idea that I used her glass for this…until now of course! Obviously I only used chocolate to represent poo. I’m not that disgusting. However if you are that disgusting and you want to use something else, I won’t judge. 

I hope that I have inspired you to take part in Elf on the Shelf. You are welcome to use some of my ideas or you can find hundreds online which are also good. 

In tomorrow’s post I will be sharing the story of when Austin met Santa Claus for the first time. 

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