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Whether your Elf on the Shelf is naughty or nice, you’ll love these fun Elf on the Shelf ideas. Be sure to click through to each author’s blog for even more fun Elf on the Shelf ideas this Christmas season. Happy elfing!

1. Elfie Snow Angels

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

This cute Elf on the Shelf idea comes from A Small Snippet. I love that she not only made the flour snow angel, but added the opened containers of sprinkles to the scene. Totally adorable! Visit A Small Snippet for even more great Elf on the Shelf pictures and ideas.

2. Elf on the Shelf Printable Note Cards

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

Your Elf on the Shelf can’t talk, but who’s to say he can’t leave notes? These printable Elf on the Shelf Notecards from CenterPiecePhoto on Etsy are a great way leave fun messages from the Elf, to your little ones.

3. Make Your Elf Bendable & Grippy

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

Of course, we just had to mention our great Bendable Elf on the Shelf Tutorial! Giving your Elf bendy arms, and velcro hands will definitely make posing him and hiding him much more enjoyable! Find out how easy it is to make your Elf’s arms and legs bendable!

4. Tissue Box Nap Time!

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

Beth from Home Stories A to Z offers several super-cute Elf on the Shelf ideas, including letting your Elf take a nap in a box of tissues! I mean, it really makes perfect sense if you think about it, right? I know I would be napping in a tissue box if it was the right size! Be sure to browse the rest of Beth’s great Elf photos.

5. Miniature Elf Donuts

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

OK, this is brilliant. Six in the Suburbs shares this amazing Miniature Elf Donuts recipe. How cute are these little Elf donuts? I would love to eat a whole handful of them.

6. Elf Snuggle Time

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

Balancing Home has a fantastic list of Elf ideas, including this cute idea to snuggle your Elf on the Shelf in with your child’s teddy bear or stuffed animal. I just think this is so sweet, and I know my son would love waking up to seeing the Elf snuggling with some of his stuffed animals in his bedroom. Check out Balancing Home for more great Elf on the Shelf Ideas.

7. Elf Story Time

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

What better way to show your children the importance of reading, than to stage your Elf on the Shelf with a good book! I love this idea from Rachael Pulver (via SheKnows). Check out the post for more great Elf ideas — you’ll love Rachael’s beautiful Elf pictures.

8. Elf Footprints

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

Ashley over at Lil Blue Boo has offered a wealth of Elf on the Shelf ideas, and these Elf tracks are my favorite. Visit her blog to learn more about how she uses these Elf footprints, and check out her other wonderful Elf pictures and ideas.

9. Marshmallow Bath

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

Amy at Living Locurto (who has the best ideas, right?) offers a few great Elf on the Shelf ideas, including this Elf marshmallow bath! The setup is easy, and it’s such a cute thought — your Elf having a fluffy, puffy, marshmallow soak. Check out Amy’s blog for even more Elf goodies.

10. Wasted on Chocolate

10 Fun Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2012

When I saw this great Elf picture on AllisonWaken.com, I laughed. I am definitely using this idea to put our Elf on the Shelf into a bag of chocolate chips or candy. I know my son would get a real kick out of this!

We hope you enjoyed this round-up of ideas for your Elf on the Shelf!

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