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Funny Elf Ideas That’ll Make Kids Laugh

Get ready for a “LOL” moment—kids will certainly laugh out loud when their Scout Elf creates one of these funny elf ideas. If your Scout Elf has a good sense of humor, show them these hilarious Elf on the Shelf ideas with easy instructions, so they can set up a scene that will leave little ones giggling!

The Floor Is Ice!

Elves on present boxes avoiding the 'ice' floor

In this cool elf caper, your Scout Elf must watch their step because the floor is made entirely of ice! How fast can they move around the ice?

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Boxes or presents

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the ice background (as many as needed).
  2. They will tape them on the floor to create an ice floor.
  3. Then, your elf will set up boxes or presents on the ice to use as stepping-stones so they make it across without touching the freezing floor!

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Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!

Elf and reindeer with decorated toast

Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.

Materials:

  • Toast
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!


Peekaboo!

Elves popping out of toilet paper snowmen

Oh dear! This toilet paper snowman is hiding a surprise…your Scout Elf!

Materials:

  • 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Black, orange and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single hole punch
  • Gift bow (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will create a snowman they can hide in! First, they will stack three rolls of toilet paper on top of one another.
  2. Then, they will glue two googly eyes on the top roll of toilet paper.
  3. They will cut a nose, arms and buttons out of construction paper and glue them onto the toilet paper.
  4. Using a single hole punch, they will punch small circles out of construction paper and arrange them for a mouth.
  5. As an option, they will glue a gift bow on top of the snowman.
  6. Finally, they will climb inside the middle of the toilet paper rolls and pop out to surprise you!


Baking “Brown-E’s”

Elf with baking sheet of brown E's

This is the easiest batch of brownies ever! Your punny Scout Elf isn’t gathering flour, sugar and cocoa; they’re crafting “Brown-E’s,” sure to get laughs from little ones!

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Bowl

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they will whip up the batch of Brown-E’s, by displaying the printable brown letters on a baking sheet. Yummy? Funny!

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How to Floss

Elf tied up in floss

Your Scout Elf heard about a dance called the “floss,” so they decided to try it out. No toothbrush or toothpaste required!

Materials:

  • Dental floss
  • Note

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will find themselves twisted and tangled in dental floss.
  2. They’ll leave you a note asking, “Is this how you do the ‘FLOSS’?”


Knock, Knock! Who’s There?

Elves on shelf with joke books

Both you and your Scout Elf will be laughing all the way to Christmas with the jokes featured in this bitty book! This book will make it hard not to LOL!

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the joke book according to the printable instructions and sit down to read some jokes, trying not to laugh out loud!

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All Wrapped Up

Elves wrapped up in wrapping paper

Your Scout Elf is wrapped up in their newest idea! With some festive Christmas wrapping paper and a gift bow, your elf will turn themselves into a perfectly wrapped present.

Materials:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Gift bow
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will wrap themself up with wrapping paper.
  2. They will add a gift bow to their hat for a finishing touch!


Cereal Box Surprise

Elf Popping out of cereal box

While enjoying the yummy, official cereal of the North Pole, you’ll be met with a surprise visitor…your Scout Elf!

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will bring a box of The Elf on the Shelf® Vanilla Candy Cane Cookie Cereal for you.
  2. Then, they’ll pop out of the box to surprise you!


I’m Stuck in the TV!

Screenshot of elf stuck inside tv

Psst…it’s me! I’ve found myself inside the screen. Can you help?

Materials:

  • YouTube video
  • Smart TV, computer monitor, laptop or another device

Instructions:

  1. While experimenting with technology, your Scout Elf clicked on a YouTube link that got them stuck inside the screen!

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More laughable elf moments on the blog!

Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!