Elf on the Shelf Ideas to try this year

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Are you looking for some Elf on the Shelf ideas, crafts, and costumes?

Elf on the Shelf has become so popular in the last few years that it is hard not to participate in all the Elf on the Shelf craziness.

My son came home from school last year and asked why we don’t have an elf. I tried to avoid it as long as possible, but this year our little elf is going to make his appearance.

It is a nice reminder that Santa is watching and can help with discipline at least for the month of December. -maybe I should leave it out all year! hehe

So since I’m going to join in on this “Elf on the Shelf” craze, I along with you, need some ideas because I like to plan ahead.

My fellow bloggers have come up with some super cute and creative ideas in this roundup post.

Many of these ideas are simple and cute. They will have your little ones talking about their elf all day and give them something to look forward to each morning.

Just remember to keep it simple and have fun with it! Don’t let this little elf stress you out this year and use these Elf on the Shelf ideas to make your life easier.

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Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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Glitter on a Dime

Get ready for your Elf on the Shelf arrival with Heather over at Glitter on a Dime.

She suggests keeping it simple and using what you have on-hand as to not create more stress in your life before the Holidays.

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Paper Heart Family

This Post from Paper Heart Families has some fun, creative Elf on the Shelf ideas your kids will find hilarious! It even includes an Elf on the Shelf Planner!

These ideas are also from Paper Heart Family but are more toddler-friendly.

The Soccer Mom Blog

You have got to check out these amazing and funny ideas from Stacy at The Soccer Mom Blog. She has over 20 new ideas this year.

Whether you're looking for inspiration, or just a laugh, this is an awesome collection of over 500 bizarre Elf on the Shelf hiding spots!

Equipping Godly Woman

You can find some amazing Christian Elf on the Shelf ideas over at Equipping Godly Woman. She has listed eight ideas including a letter to baby Jesus himself. Adorable!

Love these Christian Elf on the Shelf ideas! Especially the printable letter to Baby Jesus! So cute!

A Day in Our Shoes

Since I used to be special education teaching, I had to include this post by A Day in Our Shoes including ideas for children with disabilities. Thank you for thinking of the special needs students! LOVE!

Elf on the Shelf Costumes

For your Rock n’ Roll Elf on the Shelf click here

For your Gingerbread man Elf on the Shelf click here

For your lumberjack Elf on the Shelf click here

For your Elf on the Shelf ugly Christmas sweater click here

For your Elf on the Shelf Jingle Jam Sweatshirt click here

For your Elf on the Shelf Slumber Set click here

For your Elf on the Shelf Twirling in the Snow Skirt click here

For your Elf on the Shelf Sugar Plum costume click here

For your Elf on the Shelf Bathrobe click here

Elf on the Shelf Crafts

Inspiration Edit

Oh my goodness! I am totally going to make this super cute Elf on the Shelf craft from Inspiration Edit with my kids this year!

elf on the shelf craft for kids using a paper plate

This Worthy Life

If you feel like getting crafty, this is such a cute idea for your Elf. You could even let your little ones build their own the next day. Check it out for directions:

Elf Builds A Gingerbread House

Elf on the Shelf Printables

Parties Made Personal

Check out this super cute elf on the shelf printables you can use with your elf or for more elf on the shelf fun with your kids from Parties Made Personal.

Skip to my Lou

These are super cute Elf on the shelf notes you can print out and use with your curious little elf! Check them out!

elf with letter to santa

The Monday Box

Lastly, if you are just looking to have a little elf on the shelf fun, why not try these super cute cookies from Wendy over at The Monday Box.

Your little ones will really get a kick out of these super cute cookies I’m obsessed with!

Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookies

Elf on the Shelf Ideas Conclusion:

If you choose to have your little elf visit this year, I hope you found these ideas from my fellow bloggers and myself super helpful. Enjoy the season and try not to stress yourself out with your elf on the shelf. Try to keep an easy backup plan in case you forget to set it up and need something last minute. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas to try this year



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