Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Week two of our Elf on the Shelf didn’t disappoint. Our funny elf Lily Cute started to show her hilarious personality and kept us guessing on what shenanigans she would pull overnight. But first, check out what Week One of Elf on the Shelf looked like in our home.
Day 7: Laundry Elf
When we found Lily in the laundry room cleaning and hanging clothes on a clothesline I was under the impression she would help with the ongoing loads of laundry. Nope. She only washed and hung the Barbies’ clothes for one day.
Magic supplies: Bubbles (tiny “snowballs” from The Dollar Tree, string or ribbon, and mini clothes pins.
Day 8: A String of Snowflakes
Obviously this Elf on the Shelf didn’t get the message that toilet paper is a rare commodity this year. Regardless, she did a nice job creating a long string of snowflakes from the downstairs powder room. Maisie’s giggle was unforgettable as she said, “I wasn’t expecting this!”
Magic Supplies: Toilet paper and scissors
Day 9: Candy Cane Sledding
Sledding seems to be a favorite Elf on the Shelf activity. Lily obviously loved racing down our stairs dodging snowballs.
Magic Supplies: Candy canes (these were Nerds flavored), tape (clear packing table is best for steep inclines), and cotton balls
Day 10: Hide and Seek
Remember those candy canes from the day before? They were perfect props for Day 10’s Hide and Seek theme. Lily Cute left a note: “Do you want to play hide-and-seek? Can you find me and 6 candy canes?”
Magic supplies: Candy canes
Day 11: Trees for Sale
Decretive trees are plentiful in our boxes of Christmas decorations. Apparently, our elf thought we have too many and tried to sell them. She also had some Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes that luckily didn’t sell so the kids gobbled them up.
Magic Supplies: Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes and all the trees in the house
Day 12: Elf’s Gone Fishing
Maisie faced a challeng time finding Lily this morning. All she left was a note that said, “Gone Fishing”. Maisie looking up and down and all around until finally taking a peek in the fridge. There she was showing off her latest catch on her fishing pole, and orange fish.
Magic Supplies: A clear or blue glass container, blue jello, Swedish Fish (these are the mini), a shish-kabob stick, wire or ribbon, paperclip for the hook
Day 13: Giant Lucky Charms
The same morning our funny elf was hiding in the fridge she also left a note with a ziplock of Lucky Charms :
Place these Lucky Charms in a bowl tonight and I will do some magic
The next morning Maisie found a bowl of Lucky Charms but the marshmallows were GIANT. No mini marshmallows to be found.
Magic supplies: Lucky Charm Cereal and Lucky Charm Large and Fluffy Marshmallows
Day 14: Cleaning out the Couch
I was mortified to come downstairs to see our silly elf cleaning out the couch. She dug up hair ties, a marker, a pen and, coins. Well, to Maisie’s delight they were chocolate coins.
Magic Supplies: Chocolate coins and any small household items that might fall into a couch
Day 15: Selfie in the Sand
Our elf was obviously ready for a vacation after housekeeping the day before. Selfies in the sand with her BFF Barbies looked like fun! Her attire included a lei and glam sunglasses.
Magic supplies: Barbies and accessories
Day 16: Bungee Jumping Fail
Poor Lily. She must have been embarrassed to have us find her tangled up in her bungee jumping cord.
Magic Supplies: Bungee cord – any stretchy cord will do
Day 17: Pringle Bell Rock
Happily, Lily recovered from her bungee debacle. This morning the party included having a ball in a Pringles can. Pringles happen to be Maisie’s favorite chips, too.
Magic supplies: Pringles