It’s Blogmas day 15! Today I’m sharing 10 ideas for Elf on the Shelf. For those who may not know, my Maltese Aysia has quite the social media following and I am doing 25 days of “Elfmas” on her accounts. Basically, I pose her with her elf friend Ella each day and share a photo. It’s been fun and her followers are really enjoying it. I thought I’d share some of the ideas that I’ve used with everyone here on my blog just in case you need some ideas the closer to Christmas it gets.
Let your elf take a ‘Bubble’ bath in bubblegum
I actually came up with this idea tonight after coming home late and having no idea what I was going to do for her photo tonight. I saw this bubblegum tub sitting underneath my desk and decided to put the elf in it and the caption idea came after I had already taken the photo!
Have your elf play a game
I found this mini pool table at Macy’s on Black Friday and immediately thought it would make a cute photo prop. You could do a photo like this with board games, cards, or even a video game.
Play Elf hide and go seek
Have your elf play hide and go seek! Obviously, they are in a different position each day but have your elf leave a note for your child that he/she is playing hide and go seek. I’d make this one more challenging than and everyday elf search. Maybe put the elf peeking out of the Christmas tree or beneath it hiding between presents. You could even give a clue on the note as to which room the elf is hiding in.
Send your elf on a sleigh ride
I found this cute little sleigh in the dollar section at Target and filled it with Hershey kisses. I captioned this photo “Sleighing the day” but you could simply have your elf taking a sleigh ride somewhere in the house. Bonus points if your kiddos have toy horses that you could tie to the sleigh!
Have your elf enjoy ‘Elf’ food
I love the movie ‘Elf’ so there was no question that I would pull inspiration for photos from the movie. In this photo, I used the quote from Buddy the elf that elves enjoy four main food groups “candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup”. I found the Christmas colored candy corn at TJMaxx in a little box for $2.99!
Let your elf go candy climbing
I purchased this kit a few weeks ago and used the string and the candy cane hooks to create this photo. I also taped Hershey kisses to the wall to make it look as if the elf was rock climbing. The elf flex kit is what I used to modify my elf so that it has bendable arms and legs so that I can pose it more easily.
Make elf glitter angels
This photo is an easy one for the elf. Simply lay it down and sprinkle glitter around it to make a glitter angel. You could also use fake snow or even kitchen ingredients such as flour or sugar.
Let your elf wrap gifts
I’m sure you are already wrapping gifts anyway so why not use what you already have out and let your
Let your elf make cookies
This would be really cute if the cookies were left out with a note for the kids to enjoy! I used a few props from an Our Generation doll set and the ‘cookies’ that the elf made are actually peppermint drops from Trader Joe’s.
Have your elf roast marshmallows over a candle
I used a few fake lit candles for this photo along with a mini marshmallow on a toothpick! This is another easy set up that you can throw together quickly if you need a fast idea.