Elf on the Shelf Ideas your Kids Will Love

Okay – I know that not everyone is an Elf on the Shelf slacker like me.

And that’s okay.

If you’re looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas – I have you covered.

If you're looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas - I have you covered.

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Fabulous Elf on the Shelf Ideas

This elf is swinging from a doorway

Meet Max the elf and see what his owner has done with him! I think my favorites are Max sleeping in a tissue box and being mischievous with dry erase markers!

If you're looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas - I have you covered.

This elf has control of the TV remote.

And this one is messing with the kids’ toothpaste!

See what this elf did for three whole weeks at one house.

If you're looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas - I have you covered.

Here’s another elf that is fishing in the bathroom sink, camping under the Christmas tree, and making off with Barbie!

This elf is hiding out in the pencil sharpener (this is a great idea for school teachers too), snuggling with stuffed animals, and playing with the kids’ toys.

Elves can keep watch over sleeping kids

If you're looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas - I have you covered.

Did you know elves can read? This one is reading to Barbie.

This elf is doing all the things kids aren’t allowed to do: he’s TPing the dollhouse, sliding down the railing, and riding in the car without a seatbelt!

Smarty the Elf is both hungry and mischievous: he’s hiding out in the freezer, eating all the candy in the house, and rallying all the household toys to play board games.

If you're looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas - I have you covered.

See what another family has done for a couple weeks of Elf on the Shelf (I especially like the elf’s not-so-subtle message on day 10).

If you're looking for some really fun Elf on the Shelf ideas - I have you covered.

Looking for more great Elf on the Shelf Ideas? I have you covered!

If you want to have the greatest Elf on the Shelf EVER, then keep reading. Not only will I walk you through how to make your elf more poseable (using wire, velcro and magnets) without sewing a thing, I’m also going to give you ideas for his arrival as well as his goodbye and everything inbetween – including printables, easy and creative ways for him to get into mischief as well as what do do when you just can’t do Elf on the Shelf one more day (we’ve all been there).

If you have toddlers, older kids or are looking for ideas for your classroom, this post is for you!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR ELF ON THE SHELF MORE POSEABLE USING WIRE, VELCRO AND MAGNETS

It is so easy (and fun!) to make your Elf on the Shelf more poseable (and much more likely to get into mischief) using wire, velcro and magnets – and there’s not a bit of sewing required.

How great is that?

FIRST, WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

Click here for the full step-by-step tutorial.

How to Welcome Your Elf on the Shelf (or Say Goodbye)

A special Elf on the Shelf brunch can be a super fun way to kick off your Elf on the Shelf season!

Click here for some fun details on how to make your brunch super special (including my favorite OJ pancake recipe and Grinch Juice!)

Fun Games to Play With Your Elf

While the kids don’t usually get to play with Mr. Elf, that doesn’t mean they can’t still play some Elf on the Shelf games!

How to Decorate a Tree for your Elf on the Shelf

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Mad Libs

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Charades

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Photo Props

Free Printable: Elf on the Shelf Coloring Sheets

Great Ideas for Your (Now Poseable) Elf on the Shelf

Stumped on how to pose your Elf on the Shelf tonight? Have no fear – I have hundreds of ideas for you. (Seriously. Hundreds!)

100 MORE Ideas for your Elf on the Shelf

Are You an Elf on the Shelf Slacker?

It’s okay. We’ve all been there. In fact, I’m usually there often. This post is just for you!

Elf on the Shelf Tips for Slackers