A HUGE collection of #elfontheshelf inspiration
Written 15th November 2022 | Subscribe to our Christmas newsletter
To those people who go above and beyond for Elf on the Shelf we applaud you. Here a collection of Elf on the shelf that took ages to set up and ages to clear up
These Elf on the Shelf photos are sure to give you some giggles and inspiration. Look what these cheeky elves have been up to in a collection of hilarious, clever and cute photos. Have you named your elves?
If these ideas are too complicated (which they are for most) We also have an 'under 1 minute ideas' Elf on the Shelf which may suit you better.
Or are you one of those people who do things like this to your elf - shocking and inappropriate elf-on-the-shelf ideas.
Gummy Bears as Water
This looks really effective but is really easy. The gummy bears are held together via a skewer or any kind of kebab stick. The remaining gummy bears are placed in the sink.
Using a bit of cobweb left over for Halloween make a web around the elves.
Credit: Happy Toddler Playtime
Family of Elves
Create an elf out of red felt or red paper. Stick a photo of each family member to each elf.
Credit: Diana Duenwald
Place skittles in a circle on a place and add a tiny amount of water
Credit: Mummy of Four
Elsa's magical powers freeze the elf. Pop the Elf in a bowl full of water and put in the freezer. Take out in the morning, but not too early otherwise the ice will have melted
Hang the elf upside down and pretend he has been captured by the toys.
Credit: Diane Marie
Place the elf as if he has created the book on these classic buscuits.
Credit: From mashley to awesome
Using string wrap the elf up and hang him form the ceiling, place a large spider as if he has been caught in a web.
Credit: Tracey Atkin
Create a melted snowman but using milk, Maltesers as eyes, a carrot nose, and cookies as buttons. Add a hat to the top. Carefully place the hair dryer above as if the elf has melted him.
Paint the child's nails and write a note saying 'I left you a funny treat, take a look at your feet'
Credit: Dani Nicoleee
Make a banana out of yellow paper, stick one of the banana sticks on it and use brown to tape for a tail.
Simple but effective. Lay some cling film under the toilet seat. Poke a hole through and arrange some sugar to look like cracked ice.
Credit: Tara Kush - Facebook
The fridge comes to life
Add stick on eyes to every item in the fridge.
Credit: Catherine Golding - Facebook
Don't swallow the bubblegum
Blow up a balloon and attach to the elf's bottom, place bubblegum infront of him as if he has eaten it.
Credit: Tara Kush
Do you want to build a snowman
Blow up a balloon and write "Do you want to build a snowman". Add flour to look like snow and draw buttons on marshmallows. Place Elsa and the Elf on either side.
Credit: Gail Coleman
Tape to a clock with the words "Is this how you tik tok"
Credit: Lizette Childsmith - Facebook
This fantastic grocery store puts their elves out each year.
Credit: Angie Criss - facebook
Using candy canes and ribbon hang the elf from the ceiling.
Credit: Guðrún Drífa Egilsdóttir - facebook
Hannah Jayne Howes
Snowball fight using flour as snow and large snowballs
Credit: Hannah Jayne Howes - Facebook
Your elf on the shelf is pinned down by little figures
Credit: Theresa Cowan - facebook
Fill the bath with brown water and use straws to make the elves look like they are drinking chocolate milk or hot chocolate.
Credit: Emma Milne
Turn the toilet water brown and add some marshmallows, join straws together to make extra long.
Wrapping the kitchen cupboards
Wrap up each cupboard in the kitchen with wrapping paper. This takes time and dedication.
All you need is a can of silly string
Decorate the Milk bottle
Decorate the milk bottle in the Christmas fridge to look like a wrapped present.
By making a guitar and some orange hair you can make Egg Sheeran
Credit: Sara Francesca Savo
Reindeer & Sleigh
Make out of chocolate yogurt pots and googly eyes, you can create the elf and his reindeer.
Credit: We have kids
Elf Christmas Carolers
Using googly eyes and some cans a Christmas choir has been made.
Trapped in the vacuum
The elves are sucked up by the vacuum. Using green and red m&ms the word HELP has been written.
Credit: Lindsay Gourneau
Feeding the Ducks
Using duck muscle and some bread the naughty elves can be feeding the ducks.
Credit: Emma Jenkins
Using clear baubles and tin foil you can make these fantastic astronauts.