Every year Elf On The Shelf is a thing is a year parents lose. How on Earth are we supposed to be so creative for a solid month of the year? It's not fair.
Although, seeing you child's face every morning when they hunt for the Elf and truly believe in that magic almost makes it worth it.
Here are some creative ideas for your Elf On The Shelf this year so you can make sure you win Christmas (and, y'know, so that your kids are happy.)
1. Elf Kisses
Someone has been getting into the candy, I see!
2. Laundry Elf
I would love if the Elf actually did my laundry! But maybe you can convince the kids to do it once they see the Elf doing it.
3. Snowman Elf
It's easy, it's clean, and it's super cute!
4. Barbie Date
How cute is this syrup date between Barbie and Elf? It doesn't have to be syrup, whatever you have in the fridge will work!
5. Baking Elf
Include your children's favorite recipe and you can even make them the next day!
6. Elf Twister
If you've got a creative side, you can even pick other board games!
7. Hot Air Balloon Elf
How cool is it that Eddie’s grand entrance last year got a mention in a blog post over at @mumsgrapevine Facebook page🎅🏻🌲 . Can’t believe he’s already planning his next entrance...where the fruit cake did that year go 🤷🏼♀️ #peachyparadexmas2017 #elfontheshelf #theadventuresofEddieourelf #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf2017 #elfontheshelfarrival
This one is a little more elaborate, but definitely worth the excitement in the morning!
8. Pea'd Elf
If you have some older kids in your brood, this is a fun way to include them in the whole process.
9. Sleepy Elf
After all that Elf'ing, now it's time for a little snooze!
10. Pizza Elf
If you've got leftover pizza (or even just the box), this is the perfect way to recycle.
11. Frozen Elf
It's the battle of the popular characters! In this one Elsa wins, but it's possible that Elf wins tomorrow!
12. Wrapping Elf
This is so cute!! Kind of like a formal suit of sorts.
13. Cereal Elf
Breakfast has never been so festive!
14. Map Elf
Whether it's a map to your house or to the North Pole, it's perfect!
15. "Elf" Elf
A classic scene from a classic movie!