#elftakeover: ideas (shenanagins) for your elf on the shelf

by Barb on December 10, 2013

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Our Elf on the Shelf has been oh, so busy for the first week of our Elf on the Shelf Countdown I wrote about on Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom. Pulling together a list of activities ahead of time has made this year’s Elf on the Shelf fun much easier to do each morning.

Elf on the Shelf Countdown

Our Buddy the Elf may not be as mischievous as other Elves; I’ve seen some wild stuff. Whew! Buddy can get himself into some shenanagins like getting stuck inside the fridge during his midnight snack. Some of us were happy to see him go on vacation last December. Read more about Buddy the Elf’s ideas for our Elf on the Shelf Countdown at Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom.

6 Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

#elftakeover : rainbow looming Elf #holiday2013daily Elf on the ShelfElf on the Shelf: Rainbow Looming

#elftakeover : making snowflakes #holiday2013daily Elf on the ShelfElf on the Shelf: Make a Snowflake out of q-tips

#elftakeover : toilet paper fun! #holiday2013daily Elf on the ShelfElf on the Shelf: Toilet Paper Fun

#elftakeover : play date with Lego guys #holiday2013daily Elf on the ShelfElf on the Shelf: Nintendo DS Playdate with Lego Guys

#elftakeover : Buddy got into the Christmas cookies #holiday2013daily Elf on the ShelfElf on the Shelf: Elf got into the holiday cookies

#elftakeover : Toasting marshmallows on a #snowday . #holiday2013daily Elf on the ShelfElf on the Shelf: Toasting Marshmallows

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What’s your favorite Elf on the Shelf idea?

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Barb Hoyer has written 3846 posts.

After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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Sara (@mumturnedmom) December 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Love the toasting marshmallow one, going to have to do that :) #ElfTakeover
Sara (@mumturnedmom) recently posted..Elf on the Shelf: Update


Life With Munchers December 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for linking up to elftakeover! Great pics! I actually used your DS idea a few days ago. I love the toasting marshmallows idea too :)
Life With Munchers recently posted..Elf on the Shelf Blog Hop #Elftakeover | 10th December


Barb December 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thank you! You should have seen me hiding the Lego guys in my pocket so I could hide them upstairs to surprise the kids the next day. The things we do for our elves!


Clare Nicholas November 30, 2014 at 7:16 am

Love the toasting marshmallow… Genius

Can’t wait to see all your funny adventures
Thanks for linking up #ElfEscapades


Ickle Pickle November 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

I LOVE him toasting marshmallows! My first Elf arrives tomorrow – I am SO excited. Idon’t think he is like Buddy – he looks a bit scary for me! Thankyou for linking upto #ElfEscapades x


Barb December 1, 2014 at 10:52 am

LOL! I received the outfit from the ElfOutfitters.com about 2 years ago.


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