Well, no matter how much we try to describe the festivals like Christmas there is always sometime more left to say and describe an occasion which is simply not an ordinary day but an emotion for us. An amalgam of feelings where we choose to let go of the whole year and whatever incidents that went downhill and bid a farewell to the year on a good note. You may not have the most amazing or fancy Christmas celebration but it never lacks the warmth of love and life.
The entire house swings to the mood of the season and welcome the cheerful presence of the giant Christmas tree or the mistletoe! Festivals bring us together and give us the opportunity to forget. To forget the regret of the past and embrace the new possibilities of the future. We wish to end the season on a good note and so goes for the year. Gather your friends, family, neighbors, and maybe even the nosy colleague at work too! After all, we have chosen the greater road and that brings us to the fact that you might be looking for ideas that can escalate both the beauty and the spirits of the house.
Elves are perfect when you wish to establish a sprightly ambiance at your place and encourage the little ones to help you out with the decorations. Elf decorations are the cutest and as we call them Elf on the shelf ideas that are certainly more naturalistic and quick to acquire. Probably you can set up your kid's room with different scenarios played by the elves. After all, they have come all the way from the Poles to help you out with the chores during the holidays and you may allow them a space with your kids.
They are certainly busy throughout the day and assisting you with work so you can get the house in order. While some of them are quite mischievous, some will really cooperate with you!
Let us find out what these elves are doing around your home. It is true that you have got rather interesting and intriguing guests for the season who are also helpers in the house. Let us wait no more and discover the ruscus that is going inside the house with the elves assigned with duties!
Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas to Try
1. Elf Igloo
The elf here has made up an igloo with marshmallows and the effort is worth a display! He is planning to live inside the igloo for the time being and has packed his bedding too. Perhaps we feel that he had a fight with the kids at home and then decided to go for the igloo.
Pic source: Elf on the Shelf
2. Candy Cane Lock Up
The candy cane lock-up booth is where the elf in the house is stuck! Perhaps you can let him be in the booth for a while partly because he looks cute there and partly for the reason that it will gain you some peace from the mischief of the little elf.
Pic source: This Mama Loves
3. Elf Door
The elf has made a mini door and decorated it with tinsel lights! The elf is right here and he is quite excited to welcome his toy friends through the door. Look at him playing the perfect host at the party.
Pic source: Melissa Hillier / Flickr
4. Crossfit Elves
The elves are lifting weight and they have invested in a good habit during the holidays. You should take inspiration from the little elves and start exercising as soon as you can! Do not waste the holidays and learn to pick up dumbbells like the elf friends in the house.
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5. Drag Racing
The elves are busy racing with the toy cars and look even if your kids have joined hands. The drag race ceremony is being held with excitement and thrill by all the toys and the elves could not miss out on this opportunity.
Pic source: A Small Snippet
6. Elf Treehouse
This one has gone another step ahead and designed the tree house on the Christmas tree! This can be considered as a decoration for the tree as the visitors will certainly marvel at this display as they come across them.
Pic source: The Sway
7. Elf Cookies
This elf here is a baker and he is busy making the cookies for the holiday season. The batch of cookies will be finished in no time with the elf displaying them on the tray. What a brilliant elf display it is for the season!
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8. Elf Circus
The elf has designed a circus for the entertainment of the host in the house. Even the visitors and the toys have sat circling the stage and watching the show that is being hosted. The elf circus looks so exciting and vibrant. Check it out today!
Pic source: A Little This and That
9. Ice Skating in the Freezer
The elf has taken his girlfriend out on a date but inside the refrigerator! As you open the door of the fridge to bring out milk, you spot them having a great time. These are spectacular decorations for the house with the scarves wrapped around their neck.
Pic source: Christi Young
10. Elf Mechanic
This elf here is taking care of the cars of the house. The kid must have broken the toy car while playing and then the elf has taken up the initiative to repair the vehicle. Here is another brilliant choice to indulge in for the decoration of the house.
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11. Find the Hidden Treats
The elves have designed a game where they have placed cups in an upside down fashion on the floor and one of them contains a gift! It is now a task for the player to find out the present and win it! So are you ready for it?
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12. Elf Graffiti
This one here has rather proven to be very mischievous and he has picked up a lipstick from the dressing table and landed right into the bathroom where we scribbled his creativity on the mirror. And now he is smirking at everyone!
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13. Making Gingerbread Family Friends
The elf has designed gingerbread family friends for himself! He is now dancing with his friends and enjoying the mood of the holiday season. Watch how happy he is to find a bunch of friends in the holidays to play with along with other toys.
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14. Matrix Elf
Here is another elf decoration for the house that you will surely find interesting! The matrix elf is a great choice to adorn the house in magnificence for the holiday season. So what are you waiting for? Get them home today with Christmas just around the corner.
Pic source: Jenny Onsager / Flickr
15. Make Paper Snowflakes
The elf is decorating the house with paper snowflake designs! The garlands and the decorations are turning out to be great with such amazing snowflakes art that you make in the house look brilliant and attractive during the holidays. This is such an amazing idea, isn't it?
Pic source: Rachel Swartley
16. Santa Lookout Elf
This elf is sitting on the roof waiting for Santa to show up! These elves are super excited for the season after they left the poles to visit you and help you out in the house. Here is another fabulous idea that you can indulge in.
Pic source: Christi Young
17. Snowball Fight
The elves have engaged in a snowball fight and they are really enjoying the competition. They have teamed up in two and the toys are also present there! Well, you might find your kid sitting as a judge and supporting the winners. Things are getting pretty heated up in the kid's playroom, you might have to go and take a look!
Pic source: Christi Young
18. Elf Cornhole
Here is another game that the elves have started playing! They are enjoying a wonderful match and the elf cornhole is a brilliant idea for the decoration of the house. If you are up for something cheerful and exciting then go for it right away!
Pic source: A Little of This and That
19. Sleeping In
This elf has decided to sleep in the afternoon! He is resting with his eye mask on and wishes to spend the holidays peacefully. Yeah, he is indeed a sloth bear of all and now he has set up his bed.
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20. Locked Out!
This elf sneaked out of the house at night and then locked himself outside by mistake. He is waiting at the door calling out for help and that's why you might hear a knock-knock-knock at the door. Go rescue him now!
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21. Bath Time Via Elf-Style
It is time for the elves to enjoy their warm shower but instead of water in the bathtub we have placed candies and sprinkles and loaded the entire tub up to the brim. This is a fabulous idea for elf decoration that you can have for your house.
Pic source: Jessie Daye
22. Battleship Showdown
The elf is a wonderful astronaut and he has made this spaceship that can take him to the moon. Book your seat right now or they will be full. A battleship showdown is a great option for decorating the tables and making them the launching station.
Pic source: Jedi Craft Girl
23. Shooting a Quick Game of Pool
The game of pool is rather an interesting idea that you can explore in the holidays. The elf is very happy to play pool and he is intrigued to teach the kids so that they can all enjoy a match together.
Pic source: Jessie Daye
24. Elf punishing Grinch
The elf here is punishing the grinch for his evilness! Every toy looks up to him and that is rather a great idea that you can opt for! We are thrilled to initiate this decoration for the house as a door decor range. Try it out for sure!
25. Elf being a cat
The elf got dressed up like a cat and it is rather an intriguing display. He is enjoying his new costume and the visitors will marvel at such creativity. The elves are extremely adorable as they look like tiny cats with whiskers on either side of their nose.
26. Elf hiding from Star Wars
Elf is hiding inside a bell jar as he is stuck between the Star War army. He is innocent and rather scared that they will attack you! So you must save him from the clutches of the army before they chase him out of the house.
27. Elf is stuck in a glass while trying to make Eggnog
This tiny little elf was trying to make eggnog and in his attempt, he got stuck in the glass jar. Although he is smiling at you so it seems he is not angry but might have given up on the idea of preparing eggnog for the season.
28. Elf is wearing a Cute Gown
This one here is rather conscious about his outfits and hence he is wearing a long gown which makes him look even more flawless and charming at the party.
29. Elf making Smores
Mr. Elf is busy making smores! He is excited about decorating the house and taking care of everything. As long as you have him around there is nothing that can go wrong with the arrangement. Check out this idea today for an elf of the shelf decoration.
30. Elf is being Naughty
This elf here is trying to sneak some drink from the kitchen and trying to pull it away without making any noise at night. He is rather mischievous and you should ground him for the week for making this mistake so he does not repeat it again.
31. Elf reading Fifty Shades of Grey
What can we say? Kids are getting rather mischievous this season and they have dragged the elves into it. He was asking for a bedtime tale to read and the little ones handed him the book Fifty Shades of Grey.
32. Elves are Sick
Maybe these elves were out there in the garden for a long time and they caught a very bad cold. These elves are resting at home and covered in blankets! Perhaps you should not disturb them and let them relax quietly alone for tonight.
33. Elf is hungry and Naughty
Well, he was hungry and so we decided to get some corn from the kitchen. You can't blame him as he was working hard the whole day and then it is natural that he left very hungry and almost starved. This is a healthy option indeed.
34. Elf taking out her printouts
This elf was interested in a photo shoot and he got into a skirt and then he decided to get some of the printouts clicked. This idea for placing elves near the printer and then having them pose for the printouts is a fantastic elf on the shelf design.
35. Elf has got an Invitation for You
The elf is planning to host a party and he is inviting you over. The invitation card is ready and he wants everyone in the house to join him. This is a great plan for the holidays and you must help him to prepare.
36. Elf is making a mess of tissue papers
We had to scold the elf because he was messing up with all the tissue paper in the house. You have to stop them or they will litter the entire house.
37. Elf playing the Sack game
Here is an elf who is ready to embark on the experience of enjoying the sack race. He has also convinced the other toys to get into the paper bags and start the race on the table. This is another elf playing the sack game and lifting the mood of the house.
38. The Toys Have Tied down Elf
The toys were being cold to the poor elf for a while now and then things just got out of hand. They tied him to the wall and you must intervene to save this little friend of yours. Perhaps you can send your kids to do the job.
39. Elf being a Groom
This elf was pretty excited about getting married in winter and hence he got ready in his best suit and waited hopefully for his potential bride. Perhaps one of the Barbies in the house is ready to take a chance.
40. ELF is trying to help his friend
The toy got hurt in the house and he is being tended to by the elf who is rather a helpful one. He is really kind and has decided to be there for his friend as he is hurting.
41. Elf is in a Binging Mode
The elf is busy watching his favorite series and we suggest that you do not disturb them or they will be very annoyed with your intervention. This is a great idea for the elf of the shelf decoration for the house.
42. Elf playing Playstation
This elf is sitting in the room and he is enjoying the match on the PlayStation. This is a fantastic idea that you can opt for which will also make the little friends happy! What a fantastic elf decoration it is! Check it out, right away!
43. Elves couldn't play with Tape and stuck themselves
These elves were rather having a different plan with tapes but now it seems that they just got themselves stuck in the strips and can't find their way out. Check them out once in case they need help.
44. Elves need you to do these things
These wives have watched how lazy you have been in the holidays and hence they decided to make this list for you. It contains all the things that you have to get done before the celebration begins and there are guests in the house.
45. Elf is playing with your family photograph
These bunch of elves is balancing on the family photograph and they are on the mission to destroy the family photo! You must save it before the mess is already done. Perhaps it is time for them to get scolded by the elders of the house.
46. Elf stuck in Pretzel Box
How adorable it is to see that the elf is stuck in a box that is made with pretzel. They managed to construct it by themselves and now they are resting inside the box and quietly nibbling on them.
47. Elf is learning Ice Skating in the Freezer
Imagine yourself opening the door to the freezer in the refrigerator and there you find an elf sitting in it! Well, that is exactly what is happening here. He is learning ice skating in the freezer and you must be in awe to find them there.
48. Elves are angry and they want to take away your toys
The kids had initially tortured them a lot and now they are quite angry while the kids were sleeping, they seized the toys from the kids and won't return them easily to them.
49. Elf has got a Warning Note From Santa
Santa sends a warning card through the elf and he wants the kids to be kind to each other. They have fought over small things in the holidays and that must surely change. The kids are asked to apologize to each other or they will not be handed any presents.
50. Elf and Ninja Drinking Up Hot Chocolate
The elf and the ninja have opened a small cafe with hot chocolate and coffee dispensers. They simply love the taste of these warm drinks for the winter and are gulping down everything.
51. Elves have some Surprises for you
The elves have planned a game and now they wish to give treats and yummy surprises to the kids if they win the game. This is indeed a fantastic game that the kids will love to play and they will surely enjoy it with the little ones.
52. Elf has got Donuts from the North Pole
The elves when they came to your house all the way from the North Pole, they brought doughnuts that Santa gave them to distribute to the kids who have been exceptionally good this season. The kids are in their best manners now!
53. Elf brought Christmas Ornaments
These elves love decorating the house with brilliance and beauty! The Christmas ornaments brought by the elves are fabulous and they will escalate the beauty of the house manifold. How adorably have they decorated the house with magnificence and beauty in the holidays?
54. Elf making faces on the Eggs
Mr. Elf was getting bored and hence he decided to open the egg container and then draw faces on the eggs. You can perhaps forgive them for their mischief this season. You must opt for this idea of elf on-the-shelf decoration.
55. Elf learns Elfabet in School
The elves had some free time in the holidays after finishing the work and the chores around the house and so they thought they might learn some alphabet! The kids are tutoring them every day and soon they will be experts in a few days.
56. Elf is again making a Mess
Here we have another mischievous elf in the house and he is playing around in the house and even messing up in the kitchen. All the rainbow sprinkles are on the floor and the elves have sneaked out of the house lest they receive a scolding.
57. Elf has made a smiley on the mandarin
The elves are playing with the bowl of oranges and using a marker to draw a smile on their face. These will surely escalate the beauty of the house even further. What a fantastic idea it is!
58. Gingerbread Elf scaring away other elves
This elf has put on the costume of gingerbread and he is scaring off all the other elves in the house. He is almost unrecognizable with the costume that he has designed for himself. You may even get tricked with the outfit.
59. Elf climbing up the cupboard to grab candies
This is a game for the elves! The candies are stuck to the wall and the door at levels and the elves are trying their best to get hold of the candies. This is a fantastic idea for keeping the elves busy in the holidays.
60. Elf is hanging around by the sink
This elf has designed the swing right above the sink and they are just having a fabulous time. This elf on the shelf design is brilliant. He is using tissue paper to design this arrangement and have a fun time.
61. Elf is upset coz the milk has gone bad
The bottle of milk has turned into a scary bottle and now the elf is caught up with him. He is quite afraid and the moment you open the refrigerator the elf is waiting to seek help from you.
62. Elf is Upset with your Behavior
The elf does not like anyone fighting and shouting in the house. He is upset and will not do a single chore or help you out until you stop the chaos and apologize to the little one who is so sad.
63. Elf is Upset with the Cookies
They are not very pleased with the taste of the cookies and he wants you to treat him with better and tastier ones. He has certified the cookies to be the worst and does not wish for you to offer them to Santa Claus when he comes over.
64. Elf is being nice He has written I love you with candy canes for you
This elf is rather a very sweet one and he might have a tiny crush on you! He has written I Love You with the candy cane sticks on the floor.
65. Elf has applied band-aids all over himself
Here is a rather naughty elf who got hold of the first-aid boxes and now he is using all the band-aids on himself. There is a great idea to use the elf on the shelf decoration which allows you to have such an amazing setup in the house.
66. Poor little ELF Has tripped on toys
This elf was super busy taking care of the house and in the meanwhile, the poop elf tripped accidentally on the toys. Now he is suffering from a broken leg and taking rest! You must take extra care of him.
67. Elf hiding in a Glass so you can carry him around
This elf is acting rather mischievous and lazy! He is hiding inside the glass and now he wants you to carry him around everywhere you go. Try out this awesome elf on the shelf idea for the season.
68. Elf has hidden Candy Cane and Wants you to find them
The elves have yet again hidden the candy canes and now it is challenging you to find the candies which are so difficult to trace given that they are excellent in hiding stuff and objects around the house.
69. Elf helping Potty Train
This elf is very helpful and he is encouraging everyone to go for the potty train. We find this decoration truly amazing with the elves sitting inside the glass goblets. We are extremely thrilled to bring them home during the holidays.
70. Elf writing letters to Santa
This elf is here as Santa's messenger and he is keeping a note that everyone behaves properly in the house. If the kids are naughty even then the elf is informing Santa and also about the good kids in the house and their kind demeanor.
71. Elf is angry coz the kids were being naughty
This elf was initially naught and he is now injured and sitting with a band-aid. He is warning the other kids to prevent themselves from indulging in naughtiness or they will end up like him on the bed.
72. Elf Made Lunch for all
The elves have volunteered to make lunch for the day! They are ready with the packages and the lunch is served to the kids as well as the adults. Sumptuous and exciting are these lunch bags that the elves have made with much effort.
73. Elf being batman
This elf wishes to embark on a heroic journey and he has decided from now on he will be the Batman of the locality and help to protect the good from the evil. Perhaps the neighborhood is free of burglars in the holidays because the elves are on watch the entire night! Good job indeed!
74. Elf sharing Free Elf Kisses with Good Kids
How adorable are these elves who are sharing a free kiss with the good kids? They are generous this season and will not let anyone feel lonely and left out! The kids are happy to have them in the house.
75. Elf playing with Christmas Ornaments
This elf is smitten by the beauty of the Christmas decorations and hence he is waiting here in the room and enjoying playing with the ornaments and Christmas shiny balls! You can ask them for help and they will readily join you in the arrangements.
76. Elf reading a book
Here is an interesting elf who is very studious and wishes to spend his time reading books during the holidays. The kids will be certainly influenced by this demeanour and ask you to hand them books as well.
77. Poor Elf trying to Work Out
This elf has decided to give up on being lazy and start working out every day! You should encourage him to continue this resolve and maybe you can take inspiration from him too! If a tiny elf-like him can exercise so can you invest some time in the same!
78. Elf hiding in TP ROll
These elves were playing hide and seek with the kids and they are such an expert in hiding. One of the elves is sitting inside the rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom and the kids have given up after frantically searching for them.
79. Elf enjoying a Cupcake
Mr. Elf here is enjoying the most delectable cupcakes ever! They are great at baking and you can also try a few of them for the crumbly taste of the cupcakes which leaves you white impressed with their skills.
80. Elf being Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
The elf sitting on the bench has decided to dress up like Rudolph, the rednosed reindeer, and believe us he is looking so adorable. He has a candy cane in hand which is shaped like a heart made for the kids.
81. Elf eating up Donuts
The elves are hogging down doughnuts and soon you will not find any left in the jar. Well, what can we say, if the doughnuts are so tasty, no one can keep their hands off them. The mischief of the elves is proof that you are a great baker.
82. Minion Bananas from Fancy Shanty
The elf here is having a fun time with the bunch of bananas that are brought from the store. However, you may not be able to eat them since the bananas are all now decorated with marker pens as cute minions.
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83. Elf Sipping on Syrup
The elf is sipping on syrup and he is rather enjoying the drink! He got so tempted that we ended up drinking so much that now he is full to have anything else at the party. You just remove the syrups from the reach of the elves next time or they will surely have a sugar rush.
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84. Cold in the Fridge from New Mercies
This elf got stuck in the fridge and now he is having a tough time unless someone saves him on time. Thank God, he was carrying a blanket or he would have got completely frozen.
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The elf is swinging from the edge of the door and he is enjoying his time there. He is rather an adventurous one and the game is a great idea to keep them busy and away from messing around in the house.
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86. Napping in the Tissue Box
The elf has designed a bed on the tissue box and now he is enjoying a session of nap in the afternoon. You might have assigned him to work, but he thought napping a little would not be of any harm to the task.
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87. Elf Leaves Message
The elf has left a message for you to follow! Perhaps he had something to convey to the host but you were busy and the message was urgent! Maybe a nosy relative of an annoying neighbor is at the door and the alerts need to be high.
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88. Rocking Baby Jesus
The elf has volunteered to act as a cradle for baby Jesus. He is happy to do the job and you must appreciate him for what he is doing. Check out the elf on the shelf decoration that is perfect for the Christmas season. So let's go!
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89. Elf Tire Swing
The elf has designed a mini tire swing which is wonderful to explore. The elf tire is fabulous as all the elves in the house are taking chances at a time. What a fabulous idea it is to opt for the classic elf of the shelf design.
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90. Hungry Elf from Mommy Mafia
The elf is very hungry and he is hogging down all the elves that are placed on the tray for the guests to relish. The hungry elf from Mommy Mafia in the house and you can't save any snacks from their hand.
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91. Christmas lights around the toilet
The elves decorated the toilet with tinsel lights. We don't know if that is a beneficial job or inconvenient when there is an emergency, only time shall say! However, one thing is for sure, that the toilet looks so bright and fantastic though!
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92. Spider Elf!
Mr elf has taken up a strange obsession with the comic hero, Spiderman. He is swinging upside down from the web and enjoying his time, exactly the way he has seen Peter Parker in the movies. Now he wants to save the neighborhood from the Green Goblin and is already on his mission.
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93. Runway with Lights
The elf has designed a brightly lit runway with tinsel thread of lights! We are quite impressed with their idea! The helicopter and the planes are ready to take off with the elf acting as a pilot for one of the flights.
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94. Stuck in the Blinds
The elf got stuck in the blind and he is waiting for someone to come and rescue him. Maybe he was trying to help by cleaning them or he was up to some mischief, now we can't tell! But all you have to do is save them before they hurt themselves.
Pic source: Raya Marie
95. Elf Snowman Nose Rejection Center
The elf will not approve of the nose of a carrot for the snowman unless he feels it is perfect. He is grinding them into shredded carrots until he finds the perfect nose for his friend.
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96. Elf In Toilet Paper
This elf wanted to roll down the stairs but he was careful and so got himself wrapped in the toilet paper and then took the leap. This way he will not hurt himself however you might be surprised to find a mini mummy in the house at the end of the staircase.
Pic source: Elf on the Shelf Adventures
97. Please Don’t Feed The Dinosaurs!
Everyone has warned the lever to not feed the dinosaurs but he has struck a bond with them and hence he stole some marshmallows from the kitchen and took them to his secret spot. You will find him feeding the dinosaurs generously every day as long as he is at your place.
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98. Elf In The Bath
This elf was feeling tired the whole day after conducting the chores of the house and thus he decided that he will take a shower in the kitchen. He got into the bathtub with the other toys and tubes and now they are all having a fun time.
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99. Elf In The Fridge
Here is another elf who was perhaps playing hide and seek and then he got stuck inside the refrigerator and no one came to look for him. Thank God he was carrying a spare blanket with him!
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100. Ice Fishing Elf
The elf took his spot on the seat of the commode and he is having a fun time. The elf is truly enjoying himself and if you look into the bucket! He must have caught so many fishes! Check out this fantastic elf on the shelf idea.
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101. Elf On The Potty
The elf is teaching potty training to the kids. He is certainly a great teacher because it seems that the kids are learning fast. They are kind-hearted and the moment you asked them to do the job, they accepted in a jiffy.
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