When it comes to the Elf on the Shelf tradition, part of the fun is thinking of ideas for silly elf mischief. The funnier and the naughtier, the better! Here are some ideas and photos of elves getting into mischief that our readers have shared with us. Thanks to them and their elves Benny, Bob, Reggie and Regina, Snowflake and Mary.
Be sure to add your own comments, too – and add your photos in our Elf on the Shelf Ideas Gallery.
25 Ideas for Elf on the Shelf Mischief
- Toilet papering the Christmas
- Rolling down the stairs in a TP roll
- Hanging underwear from a clothesline
- Playing with Barbie
- Turning the milk in the refrigerator green
- Turning the ice cubes in the freezer red or green
- Turning the toilet water green
- Hanging from the Mistletoe
- Eating Peanut butter, frosting, nutella, or any other messy food
- Playing with Silly String
- Using up all the Post-it Notes
- Copying himself in your copier/printer
- Doodling on cereal boxes, writing on food packaging
- Doodling on family photos with a dry-erase marker
- Getting stuck outside a window (see the photo below)
- Writing on the bathroom mirror with toothpaste
- Leaving something behind on the toilet (see the photo below)
- Making snow angels in flour spilled on a cutting board
- Replacing family photos with pics of himself
- Taking toys hostage (write a ransom note to the kids)
- Stacking cans of veggies and fruit
- Wrapping the toilet with Christmas wrapping paper
- Barricading the kids’ bedroom doors with streamers
- Buying expensive things online (see photo below)
- Building a snowman and keeping it in the freezer
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Elf “Toilet Paper Rolls”
Elf Panty Parade
Doodling on the Cereal Box
Um, Extreme Elf Makeover?
Elves LOVE syrup!
Oops! This elf spilled the baby powder.
Elves often make messes.
Uh oh. Better open the lid next time!
Elves got locked outside!
Fun with Post-It Notes
Riding the Mistletoe
Barricading kids’ rooms with streamers
Elves have expensive taste!
Elves getting down to business
Elves like Nutella, too!