1. Gushing Gummies
This is an adorable little scene where instead of water coming out of the faucet you can make it look like gummy bears are gushing out! All you need to do is glue the gummy bears to a skewer or shish kebab stick and that's it!
2. Snowman Nose Rejection Center
Here's a hilarious setup for your elf. All you need to do is grate a carrot to halfway then draw a face on the carrot. Then simply assemble the situation as below and print out the sign "Snowman Nose Rejection Center."
3. Snowman Surprise
This is a super quick snowman surprise you can make with just a few dots, as long as you don't mind losing a few sheets of toilet roll.
4. Skittles Breakfast
Only magical elves can eat skittles for breakfast and still stay super slim and healthy. This isn't advisable for humans, though!
5. Find the Hidden Treat
Here's a great game you can play with your kids. Simply place the plastic cups like in the photo below and hide a few treats under some of the cups. Then let your kids guess where the treats are!
6. Amazon Delivery
If you feel like crafting some mini Amazon boxes with an elf delivery service, then just check out the awesome image below!
7. Ice Fishing
There's nothing like some ice fishing for an ol' friend of Santa! Simply spread some caster sugar on a tray add some little plastic fish and off he goes!
8. Rubber Duck Jacuzzi
Add some cotton balls to a large bowl or crockpot and create a winter wonderland jacuzzi for a few ducks and our favorite elf! If they need any refreshments (like eggnog), make sure it's nonalcoholic!
9. Shaving Foam Snowmen
Here's a great Christmas wonderland artwork you can make with shaving foam—just squirt some snowmen with some shaving foam and add in little dots of snow. The clean-up later might be a pain, but trust me—your children will absolutely love this!
10. Christmas Foosball
Stick some gummy bears on some toothpicks, put them through a mini cardboard box (you can check on youtube how to make them—they're very easy), then pose your elf versus a minion or any other toy you can find. You can use Legos to make their heights equal.
11. Elf vs. Snowman
This might be a funny elf-on-the-shelf idea for older children. The elf might enjoy grating any number of dolls or figures. If you had a Liam Neeson doll, maybe you could add him to the mix!
12. Rice Krispies in Sneakers
When you run out of bowls for breakfast, who you gonna call? Mr. Elf. . . but unfortunately, his solution may not be the best! (Pro tip: Stop your kids before they pour the milk in!)
13. Elf Style iPads
When you can't afford top end technology, let the elf sort it out for you. Want an iPad? Or an Eye-Pad?
14. Christmas Make-Up Time
Please warn your children coming up to the festive season. If you leave an elf near any Barbies, totally random makeovers can happen.
15. Life's a Beach
All you need for this is some blue food dye, some sand, and Christmas toys. Your children will love this, especially the ones who miss swimming during the summer!
16. Spider Elf
Even Spderman can't believe all the silly tricks an elf can do! Hang upside down from a ceiling? No problem!
17. Twinkles Clubhouse
This is such a cool place for your Elf to hang out over the holidays—in his own little clubhouse! All you need to do is glue some craft lollipop sticks together and then place them into a really cozy place on your Christmas tree!
18. Giant Elf
Take a couple of rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, place them in a pair of shoes, and put your elf at the top of the wrapping paper.
19. Elf Twister
We all know elves love to play games, so grab some markers, draw some red, yellow, blue, and green circles onto a page, then let the games begin!
20. Elf Go Pee-Pee!
Use some green food coloring and write a little sign for your elf so he can admit how bold he was to take a pee in your potty!
21. Roasting Frosty
Oh no, the Elf is being really bold this time! All you need to create the snowman is to put a toothpick through some marshmallows. Then upturn some wine glasses and attach them with twine. To create the fire, use a battery-powered tealight and some orange candy wrappers.
22. Elf Spa Day
After a long day playing tricks, our elves need a little time to chill! So grab some egg cups, fill them with mini marshmallows, and then sit the elves in some relaxing mini cardboard boxes.
23. Gon' Fishing!
Grab some mini fish crackers or snacks and fill up a bowl and let your elf while away the hours fishing and whistling his favorite tunes!
24. Pretty as a Picture!
Oh how sweet—one of the elves is painting one of his elf friends. Oh wait. . . he's not painting the face of a pig, is he!? Okay, someone's definitely going on the naughty list for this!
25. Super Mario Elves
Use some craft paper and gold foil to create a Super Mario wall display that your elves can have great fun trying to complete!
More Fun Ideas
Here's a quick list of some more ideas that you might want to try over the holidays - they're all very straight forward ideas and will help you when you're trying to be a little bit more creative with your elf over the Christmas holidays!