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7 Fun Things to Do with Your Elf on the Shelf

Run out of clever poses for that elf about a week after he arrives? Here are some you can do with stuff you have around the house.


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Already out of creative ideas for your Elf on the Shelf? No worries. We've got seven great ideas to keep the kids surprised until Santa delivers their presents. Don't forget to sneak a couple photos of your mischievous little helper!

Snowball Fight

Courtesy of A Small Snippet

Your little Elf’s been listening to “Let it Snow” and may have started a snowball fight with the other toys. (Even better, the snowballs don’t melt!)

From: A Small Snippet

Elf and Minions

Courtesy of Fancy Shanty

Minions. Elves. What more could your kid want? Plus, the bananas are a great snack (and still edible after you draw on them).  

From: Fancy Shanty

Elf with a Cold

Courtesy of Pigskins and Pigtails

If you know you can’t place your elf for a couple days, this idea shows that elves can get sick too (and may need some time off).

From: Pigskins and Pigtails

Bandit Elf

Courtesy of Nelly Cole Photography

Catch your Elf in the act as he steals the family's stocking stuffers.

From: Nelly Cole Photography

Elf in the pit

Courtesy of Homeschooling Fun with Lynda

Elves just want to have fun! This particular elf threw a party while the family was asleep.

From: Homeschooling Fun with Lynda

Elf on the Run

Courtesy of A Small Snippet

This sneaky elf tried to hit the road with your wallet but couldn’t squeeze under the door. Phew!

From: A Small Snippet

Cookie Stealer

Courtesy of Nelly Cole Photography

Continue your Elf’s mischievous streak with an empty plate. Who stole Santa’s cookies?

From: Nelly Cole Photography

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