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8 Elf on the Shelf Ideas That Are Simple and Genius

Silly and fun ideas to bring the holiday magic to life

Published on: November 21, 2022


That mischievous but charming elf

It’s just about time for that fuzzy red-felt elf to start landing in houses around the country. Elf on the Shelf has become a phenomenon in its own right in the last several years, and parents in all corners of the nation have shown their incredible creativity with ways Elf on the Shelf can be sweet, silly, festive and even sometimes a bit naughty. 

The arrival of the mischievous elf can be a bit daunting, however, with the requirement that he or she move every night into a new and impressive display designed to wow your kids. If you are lacking in the elf creativity department, fear not. Parents have gone before you and shared their ideas for creating a little magic at home with their kids during the holiday season. 

The internet is bursting with inspiration for your resident elf, and we’ve put together some of the best ideas that are still simple and doable. 

Scroll through the arrows above to find some fun ideas.

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