I wanted to share these Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas today because our kids have been asking when our Elf, Gilbert, will be back… they started asking October 1st! They are ready to take funny Elf on the Shelf pictures! Yes, sometimes our elf forgets to move… but when he remembers, he sure makes the kids laugh!
25 Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Most of these easy elf on the shelf ideas are geared towards our sons, because our daughter wasn’t old enough to “get it” until after I put these ideas together. Oh- if you don’t have an elf, you can get one with my affiliate link on Amazon here. Once you get your Elf, it’s time to start letting your elf have fun. Our kids LOVED waking up each morning to find their elf and to see what he was doing that day! Our elf even left some kid stocking stuffers this year!
This year is going to be really fun with these Elf on the Shelf ideas that my husband and I have found! I hope our Elf does one or two of these…
- Have him eating pancakes (our Elf likes to make mini green pancakes)
- Have a ball pit (from Homeschooling Fun with Lynda)
- Have him change the oil in the car: (Check out what the oil & spill are REALLY made of here)
- Give him a lightsaber and have him light up the room!
- Let the Elf announce his return with M&M’s spelling out I’m Back
- Sully’s food truck from Homeschooling Fun with Lynda.
- Or he could make a grand entrance in an airplane with a note about his flight from the North Pole (or bring a note straight from Santa himself!)
- Let him swing on his elf-made swing in the door frame using a toilet paper roll & string.
- Our boys love cars- our Elf loves to ride around at night, like this elf, on the kid’s cars and toy trucks!
- Or why not ride around on the dog’s back? The elf can hold tight (with his velcro hands) onto the dog’s collar and be there all day long!
- Let him shave like Daddy… that’s always funny to see (& to clean!) A little shaving cream on his face and a razor without the blade will do the trick nicely for an elf!
- Does your elf ride around on toy Dinosaurs? Ours does!
- Let him Fish for Cookies (our elf likes to hang from our light fixture in our kitchen after my cookie exchange every year)
- Is your Elf the Hero that catches the Grinch & changes his heart? Such a cute idea to have the stuffed grinch caught in a glass jar!
- Help your Elf make this adorable car & tree ornament for your kids!
- Let him have a snowball fight with another toy- mini marshmallows to the rescue!
- They can be so mischievous, even making an awesome family photo look silly with little mustaches!
- They can even draw on Dad while he is asleep!
- Let your Elf become a pirate! Find out what the hat & patch are made of here.
- Let him build a snowman in your freezer out of crushed ice and use felt as a scarf for the snowman & himself! (Keep it on a plate so you can bring it to kid-level in the morning)
- Watch out that the Army Guys don’t tape him to the wall with painter’s tape!
- Elves love to play instruments… did you know that they are awesome guitar players? Yep- they can play the drums, too.
- Sometimes they like to hide… they hide in Silverware drawers and you don’t even find them until you get your silverware for breakfast!
- Let Elsa freeze your Elf, like this photo posted to Imgur.
- They hide in Legos (they can build a lego fort and be inside with just their head, arms & legs sticking out!) …
- They even hide in Toilet Paper rolls! Be sure that you can see their heads and tell your elf to write a little message on the toilet paper roll “I like to play Hide & Seek”
- Make your elf a spiderman!
- Let your elf use your son’s car slipper like a real car (who knows … maybe it becomes a real car at night?)
- Let them be one of the Ninja Turtles. A friend recently saw this on Facebook & sent it to me … and I think it fits right in!
- Our elf, like this one, likes to read a Bible verse before bed, using the mini Bible that I used to carry down the isle.
- Is your son a mine craft Fan – make him a mask!
- Or maybe your Elf is a Star Wars fan and carries around a LightSaber made out of a glow-stick?
- One of my favorites is the full-grown elf AKA: Dad in an Elf Costume.
- Before our elf leaves, he always has Santa take a picture of how he flies around our living room. It is the thing that our kids ask for every year on Christmas Eve. Find that post here (with directions)
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We will be posting our Elf’s ideas every night starting in December.
~Becky Mansfield 🙂
Ps- Do you want more ideas? Click the pictures below…