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Updated on Nov 10, 2018. Posted on Dec 2, 2013

33 Genius Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Because just sitting on a shelf is so 2012.

1. The Voice

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No one can hit a high note like an elf. From Picklehead Soup.

2. The Sketch Artist

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Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic has nothing on this elf. From Say It, Don't Spray It.

3. Playing Connect Four

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Someone should warn Lalaloopsy that elves totally cheat. From Lil Blue Boo.

4. Elf

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Enjoying Buddy the Elf's famous spaghetti recipe. From I Heart Nap Time.

5. Teaching

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Elves are known to be short with their students. From A Small Snippet.

6. Sack Race

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Losing to an elf? Spiderman should be ashamed of himself. From Picklehead Soup.

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas

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His advice is almost always "Drink more syrup." From Picklehead Soup.

8. Nap Time

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This elf likes his marshmallow firm. Find more Elf on the Shelf ideas using marshmallows at Bombshell Bling.

9. The Legend of Zelda

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He's just a Wii little elf.

10. Playing Twister

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This elf suggested playing naked Twister, but thankfully the rest shot him down. From She Knows.

11. E(lf)mail

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He's kidding himself if he thinks Santa isn't going to write him up. From Lil Blue Boo.

12. Gone Fishing

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This elf is affectionately known at the North Pole as "Seabass." From Rocking My 365 Project.

13. Leg Lamp

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If the dad from A Christmas Story were an elf. From Picklehead Soup.

14. Captured by the Confederacy

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Help is on the way from the North. The North Pole, that is. From Jennifer Saintz Photography.

15. Downhill Skiing

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Don't worry, his hat is actually a top-of-the-line elf helmet. From Picklehead Soup.

16. Cooking

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This elf is the definition of a short-order cook. From The Elf on the Shelf.

17. Making Pancakes

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How cute are those tiny pancakes? From Home Stories A to Z.

18. Super Elf

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...an elf? From Busy Kids, Happy Mom.

19. Angry Birds

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Even elves are hooked on Angry Birds. From Rocking My 365 Project.

20. Elf Crime

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There are some bad elves out there, man. From Momma Melly.

21. Jailbird

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He'll be spending his days and nights in a 6-by-8-inch cell. From Santa's Little Spy.

22. Date Night

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Barbie insisted on the "lite" syrup. From Elf on the Shelf Ideas.

23. Playing Hoops

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Clearly, the three wise men suck at basketball. From A Small Snippet.

24. Catching Some Rays

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The scary thing is he's not wearing his suit... He's just really sunburned. From A Small Snippet.

25. Snowball Fight

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Even Buzz is doomed against an elf. From Nelly Cole Photography.

26. Swinger

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You can also make a little wrecking ball for a Miley elf. From A Small Snippet.

27. Candy Crazed

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This poor elf is caught in a shame spiral. From A Life Examined.

28. Time Zones

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This elf is totally on time. From The Elf on the Shelf.

29. Post Shower

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Elves don't naturally smell sugary sweet, you know. From She Knows.

30. Shaving

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Little-known elf fact: They all participate in Movember. From A Small Snippet.

31. Spin the Bottle

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This elf was hoping for Elmo but got Winnie. Awkward. From Homes in Alaska.

32. Cookies for One

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That's just cold, elf. From Homes in Alaska.

33. Harry Potter

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I know, I know. This one totally wins the internet. From Shelf the Elf.

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