If you’ve come here looking for Elf on the Shelf ideas, then hopefully these 12 Elf setups can help.
I’m totally cheating because I have been sent a box FULL of amazing Elf setups and Christmassy activities for kids from my favourite people at DesignBundles.net.
I am going to share the Elf sets ups with you as I play them out over the next 12 days, so hold onto your santa hats!
My Elf On The Shelf History… Or Lack Thereof
I’ve been a parent for 9 Christmases now and this is my first attempt at Elf On The Shelf!
I don’t know whether to be ashamed or smug!
It also just so happens that my poor eldest, Fin, is isolating at home due to a classmate testing positive for Coronavirus.
So I’m hoping the Elf thing can actually bring a little joy to his isolating self at the moment.
Sending get well fast vibes to Fin’s friends suffering with Coronavirus currently.
Thank goodness for Design Bundles, who have lovingly curated this box full of Christmas joy.
12 Brilliant Elf On The Shelf Ideas
I’m going to do this post a little differently to normal in the hope I can share my children’s ACTUAL JOY as I navigate my way through the next 12 days of Christmassy fun.
If you’ve come here on day one looking for the full 12 Elf on the Shelf ideas, then I urge you to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified of each day’s activities.
Here we go…
Day 1: Elf In Isolation
Welcome Elvis The Elf!
This has got to be THE EASIEST Elf on the Shelf idea ever. Am I right?
It’s a very fitting integration into a family’s household during a pandemic at Christmas, and works for the days you lose your mind and can’t think of anything fun!
Just shove the elf back in the jar.
If you’re looking for similar graphics to use to personalise your own jar or do something similar to this, you can have a look here at all the ‘elf isolation’ designs on Design Bundles.
Day 2: Elf’s Been In The Baking Cupboard
What a mess!
Elvis has been messing in the baking cupboard and has managed to spill the flour all over the kitchen island.
(To be fair, it’s not a dissimilar situation than usual to have to deal with!)
He’s then tried to tip-toe away from the scene but has forgotten to cover his tracks.
Here we simply threw a bit of flour on the kitchen worktop and then used an elf footprint stencil that helped immensely!
As a brilliant twist to today’s tale, Elf left a beautiful baking kit and festive oven glove for a sweet gingerbread making session with the kids.
We failed to get the dough quite right, so I ended up baking balls of the dough and then cutting out the gingerbread man shapes from the cooked biscuit.
What a win!
Day 3: Elvis Is Wearing A Teeny Mask
Today we found Elvis on top of the kid’s teepee, wearing a tiny elf mask!
Safety first, Elvis! Get one here.
He was hanging out by a couple of pieces of Christmassy material, some string and a tiny bottle of PVA glue.
We could make tiny clothes for Elvis, a scarf, or a little blanket. We decided to make a sack to put his tiny presents in!