The one thing to remember is that you can never go wrong with humor, so make sure you weave in some funny Elf on the Shelf ideas this holiday season.
The Elf on a Shelf is a fun tradition to start if you haven’t already. Some are easy and take little to no time to complete, and others may take a few days.
Make sure to add some of these funny Elf on the Shelf ideas into your Elf on the Shelf fun this holiday season!
Funny Elf on a Shelf Ideas
If you haven’t started yet, here are some supplies to get started with Elf on the Shelf:
- Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Elf on the Shelf Kit
- Elf Outfits for Boys and Girls
- The Elf Story (In case the book gets lost!!)
- Elf Sized Suitcase
- Elf on the Shelf Pet Reindeer
- The Elf Story DVD
- Elf on the Shelf Pet St. Bernard
- Baking Set with Elf on the Shelf Kit
- Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar Countdown
- Naughty or Nice Elf on the Shelf Board Game
What says fun better than repelling? String your elf up on the blinds, over the edge of the cabinets, and have your elf repel down.
Disney’s Frozen is still a Disney favorite for many. Let your elf get in on the fun, set your elf up with the Elsa and Anna dolls, and have them be in the middle of building a snowman.
If you’re really talented, try making the snowman out of real ice shavings and make it look as close to Olaf as possible.
The movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, is having a meal. A spaghetti meal…elf style. Instead of meatballs, fix your elf a plate of spaghetti with marshmallows and candy.
Use maple syrup as sauce and set it upright in front of your elf.
Funny Elf Ideas Pop-Up Shop
The iconic scene in Charlie Brown is when Lucy puts up an advice stand. Set up the same scene using cardboard, and instead of Lucy, you can place your elf in the shop.
You can also use Lucy and have your elf get the advice.
Take an Elfie
“But first, let me take an elfie.”
Create a costume for your elf. Use Legends of Zelda for inspiration or a doctor. Your elf wants to fill the big guy’s shoes. There are so many DIY Elf on the Shelf outfits!
Put some Goldfish in your bathroom sink (the crackers, not real ones). Then, create a makeshift fishing pole from whatever you can find around the house.
Tie floss around the tail of a Goldfish cracker and the other end of the floss to the pole. Set your elf up as if he/she was fishing.
This one requires you to have some Angry Birds plush. Set up a version of the game Angry Birds, with your elf being the slingshot holder and Legos as the bricks.
Print out some pig images and use them in the Legos.
Use some Lego blocks to create walls. Then, use tiny marshmallows as snowballs and have your elf behind one wall and another toy behind the other.
If your elf is a he, you can have him shaving in the morning.
Sexiest Man Alive Elf on the Shelf (or Woman)
This is pretty brilliant and the perfect funny Elf on a Shelf idea to keep those tweens and teens involved in the fun!
More Funny Elf Ideas Fit Elf
Set your elf up doing Yoga or maybe lifting marshmallow weights.
The Artist Elf
If you are capable with a pencil, then set up the scene from Titanic. Have a doll lying on a “bench” and the elf drawing the scene.
If you can, draw as much as possible first, but have your elf finish it.
Funny Elf on a Shelf Supplies
Here are some must-have supplies for staging your elf and carrying out these funny Elf on the Shelf ideas. They’ll all come in handy during his stay this holiday season!
Hey, we all have those moments. Sit your Elf on the Shelf on the edge of your sink with his little Elf Booty hanging into the sink and lay some chocolate chips in a trail.
Beer Bong Elf
Remember how we said these funny Elf on the Shelf ideas were perfect for all ages? Well, this one is best for those 21 and over. But OMG is this FUNNY!
- Rainbow Sprinkles
- Food Markers
- Fishing Line
- Shaving Cream
- Snow in a Can
- Masking Tape
- Plastic Army Men
- Clear Plastic Wrap
- Pipe Cleaners
Don’t forget there are TONS of options for tricking out your elf now as well. If your friendly Elf on the Shelf has been around for a few years, it can be fun to add an outfit or a pet to keep the “magic” alive and flowing year after year!
- Puffy Coat
- Pet St. Bernard
- Merry Magical Elf Notes
- Pet Reindeer
- Fancy Outfit
- Pet Reindeer Coat and Boots
- Sports Jersey
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