Awesome Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Kids

Christmas is fast approaching and you will be wracking your brain for creative elf on the shelf ideas. Check out these brilliant ideas that are sure to delight your kids.

1. Balloon Landing


Welcome the elf back home with festive colored balloons.

2. Candy Cane Heart


Make a sweet note using candy canes. You could also use other candy such as M&Ms or jelly beans for example.


3. Candy Cane Sleds


Candy canes make the perfect little sleds for your elf. The best thing is – they can be enjoyed afterwards as a delicious treat.

4. Climbing Bow Wall


Bows aren’t just for wrapping with this super cute climbing wall idea.

5. Egg Faces


Hasn’t this elf been naughty ? Using his sharpie to make faces all over the breakfast eggs.

6. Elf in a Jar


Oh dear – looks like the elf has squeezed himself into a tight spot – at least he has a letter to explain his intentions!

7. Messages on the Mirror


Write a cute little poem on the mirror to encourage kids to do chores and to be nice to each other.

8. Snowball Fight


Crunch up balls of paper and make a little snowball fight!

9. Snowman


Create a melted snowman with a dish of water, carrots and some twigs.


10. Sunbathing


With a dish of play sand and a cocktail umbrella, the elf is perfectly situated on holiday. You could also make a little post card for this idea – hand written by the elf of course!

11. Wrapping Paper Stilts


Two roles of wrapping paper really prop this elf up! You could also have a little wrapped present as an extra touch.

12. Deer Feeding


Set up a little station using cardboard for the elf and rudolph – and set up little deer figures to show how they’ve been feeding the deer candy corn. Hopefully this hasn’t made Santa too mad!

13. Sticky Situation


The toilet roll must have run out – but look at what that naughty elf has replaced it with.

14. Astronaut


Wrap the elf in aluminum foil to make him into a space man.

15. Peppermint Climbing Wall


Peppermint sweets make a great climbing wall for the elf.

16. Rolling Elf


No wonder the other elf had to use sticky tape – this elf wasted all the toilet roll!

17. Rootbeer Reindeers


An adorable arrangement out of root beer – you’ll need pipe cleaners, a red pom-pom and goggly eyes.

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