27 Creative & Unique Elf Ideas


Elf on the Shelf – 27 Creative & Unique Elf Ideas

I’m always looking for new and fresh ideas for our little elf. Last year I compiled 28 unique elf ideas to use and I LOVE them!!

We had a rough time last Christmas. My husband was in a motorcycle accident & my grandfather (my adoptive father) was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Both these events were extremely tragic news for us. I didn’t want to dull the excitement and fun of Christmas for our son, so I kept all our traditions going. We ended up spending the first several days of December at the hospital with my husband, but I would come home every night and move our elf for the different ideas I had put together a couple of months before. I was able to pull all these awesome unique elf ideas off by using a free elf planner, calendar, and idea list like this one here.

I apologize for these pictures not being great quality, these were taken with my phone and not my DSLR camera.

You can view my other Elf on the Shelf ideas here.

Day 1

North Pole Breakfast – View more here.

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Day 2

Miniature Elf Countdown Advent Chain

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Day 3

Monster truck reindeer. Rudolph is lighting the way with his nose!

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Day 4

Lego minifigure take over! the Legos captured him! Uh oh!

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Day 5

Hot cocoa stand

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Day 6

Rock climbing on St. Nick Heights

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Day 7

Magic candy cane seeds & Elf on the Shelf gingerbread house. Ralphie brought some magic seeds and magic soil. The soil is sugar with glitter & the seeds are candy dots.

You can purchase the gingerbread house here.

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Day 8

Ralphie is moving marshmallows with his tractor, excavator, dump truck and four-wheeler! Grading time!

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Day 9

Ralphie decided to do a bit of big game hunting with his AK rifle last night in his box stand. He better watch out for the game warden elf though. Hunting over corn is illegal in Georgia!

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Day 10

Ralphie came and brought a shower curtain map of the North Pole! It’s got Santa’s House, reindeer stables, toy shop, Jack Frost’s house, and much more!

*This is my favorite unique elf idea yet!

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Elf training camp

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The toy shop, reindeer stables, & Polar Express

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North Pole circle and the Sleigh House  elf on the shelf ideas, Creative & unique elf ideas, shower curtain of the north pole

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Ice fishing pond next to Zip Line Avenue and Candy Cane Lane  elf on the shelf ideas, Creative & unique elf ideas, shower curtain of the north pole

Day 11

Ralphie decided he wanted to be Captain America and fight with the little elf.

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Day 12

Ralphie built an igloo (out of packing S’s) and sleep in there next to a warm fire!

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Day 13

“I’ve hidden 5 candy canes… Betcha can’t find em….”

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Day 14

We’re having a Minion party with Minion bananas!

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Day 15

Ralphie Van Gogh is painting a Christmas picture! elf on the shelf ideas, Creative & unique elf ideas, Painting a picture

Day 16

I’ve got my eyes on you!

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Day 17

I will not feed marshmallows to Rudolph… I will not feed…. UH OH! Ralphie must have gotten into some trouble last night at the North Pole! This must be punishment. elf on the shelf ideas, Creative & unique elf ideas, feeding marshmallow reindeer

Day 18

Is Ralphie copying a scene from Charlie Brown Christmas? I think so! He must have heard Hunter quoting lines from the movie!

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Day 19

YUCK! These new snacks are GROSS! Don’t eat them Hunter! Oh, I brought you some new PJ’s.

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Day 20

Our sweet elf brought Hunter a matching apron to bake cookies! He even brought an elf cookie cutter and cookie mix! You can get this here.

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Day 21

Raphie left Hunter some elf poo…

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Day 22

Ralphie decided to hang with Saphera, our bearded dragon!

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Day 23

Our elf went zip lining! Just like on his map of the North Pole shower curtain he brought! Candy Cane Zip Lines! #adventurous

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Day 24

Chugga, Chugga, shoe shoe!

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Day 25

Just a swingin’

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Day 26

My name’s not Ralphie, it’s Kevin! elf on the shelf ideas, Creative & unique elf ideas, Home alone

 

Day 27

On the last night Ralphie always leaves a note from Santa lifting the magic and letting Hunter hug him one last time until next year!

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