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New Elf on the Shelf Ideas to Try This Christmas

Today we're bringing you a selection of our best Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Kids love this fun Christmas tradition and it wouldn't be the festive season without it... But we know that coming up with a brand new idea every day can be a challenge! 

The good news is that there are loads of quick and easy Elf on the Shelf ideas that will delight your kids when they find him in the morning (usually causing mischief!) Read on for inspiration. 

7 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Stuck on the wall

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

One of our favourite Elf on the Shelf idea is sticking the elf to the wall with VELCRO® Brand Dots and making it look like another toy has done it! Those naughty VELCRO® Brand Blocks toys are always causing mischief! 

Making paper chains

Elf on the Shelf Idea - Paper Chain

Photo: Michelle Rogers

Feeling creative? How about making a paper chain out of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Reusable Ties? Drape it across the branches of your Christmas tree, attach your elf and when the children wake up in the morning, they'll find a cheeky monkey swinging from the Christmas tree!

Leaving a note 

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Stuck for new ideas? An easy one is to leave a note from your elf! Ours spelt out 'Be Good' in VELCRO® Brand Dots (and he's ready to report back to Santa if you're not!)

Broken leg

Elf on the Shelf - Broken Leg

Feel like a few days off? Wrap your elf's leg up with white VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Ties to make it look like it's in a plaster cast and leave a note from the doctor! 

Building a den 

Elf on the Shelf Idea

Ever wondered what your Elf on the Shelf gets up to while you're asleep? Ours built himself a den with a VELCRO® Brand Blocks Construction Set

Walking on stilts

Elf on the Shelf Idea - Stilts

Photo: Jennifer Brookes

If you've got loads of wrapping paper lying around the house, turn them into a pair of stilts for your elf! And to stop the wrapping paper unravelling, wrap a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tie around each roll (this is also a great way to store your wrapping paper after Christmas!)

Having a snowball fight 

Elf on the Shelf Snowball Fight

Looking for the ultimate mischievous Elf on the Shelf Idea? How about setting up a snowball fight between your elf and some other toys? To make it look like they're holding a snowball, just stick a cotton wool ball to their hand with a VELCRO® Brand Dot

Hot air balloon

Elf on the Shelf Hot Air Balloon

If you're feeling adventurous, how about making a hot air balloon for your elf with a balloon, a plastic cup and a pack of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Ties?  

Elf on the Shelf Hot Air Balloon

Source: Misty Boettcher

Have fun if you're taking part in Elf on the Shelf this year! Tag @VELCROBrandUK in your Instagram pics if you use any of our products and stay on our blog for more Christmas ideas! 

PS. If you need an elf, you can pick up the one we used at Poundland.

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