Straight From The North Pole 66 Places To Put Your Elf On The Shelf

Straight From the North Pole: 66 Places to Put Your Elf on the Shelf

Straight From the North Pole: 66 Places to Put Your Elf on the Shelf

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Kids are crazy for Elf on the Shelf, but for parents it can be equal parts fun and formidable. Who hasn”t spaced out about moving the elf one night only to be met with questions from prying tots in the morning? (One mom recently confessed that she told her kids they were too naughty that day for their elf to make the trip back to the North Pole.)

Even if you do remember, in the middle of such a hectic time, it can be almost impossible to think of a new creative spot to put the lil watcher every single night! But help is here: let these 66 pics we found around the web inspire where your elf will wake up tomorrow morning! Have a great idea you”d like to add? Tag #popsugarmoms on Instagram, and we”ll check it out!

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Instagram user jennycookies” elves snuck into her daughter”s (awesome) vintage gumball machine.

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Instagram user michelebell”s elf went to work excavating marshmallows.

Source: Instagram user michelebell

Instagram user lizbrownlee”s elf showed off a hidden talent: drumming!

Source: Instagram user lizbrownlee

Instagram”s jennycookies” elf went a little crazy with his advent calendar.

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Instagram”s michelebell”s elf went up, up, and away!

Source: Instagram user michelebell

Instagram user jordynns_mommy23 had her elf get crafty with paper snowflakes, which she hung outside of her bedroom door. Source: Instagram user jordynns_mommy23

Instagram user jordynns_mommy23 had her elf get crafty with paper snowflakes, which she hung outside of her bedroom door.

Source: Instagram user jordynns_mommy23

Instagram user michelebell had her elf play with bowling pins!Source: Instagram user michelebell

Instagram user michelebell had her elf play with bowling pins!

Source: Instagram user michelebell

It was holiday shopping time for Instagram user jennycookies

It was holiday shopping time for Instagram user jennycookies” elves, who circled some of their favorite things.

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Instagram user jordynns_mommy23″s elf made some Rice Krispies Treats, and added himself to the cereal box.

Source: Instagram user jordynns_mommy23

It was time to relax by the pool (or bathtub) for Instagram user jordynns_mommy23″s elves.

Source: Instagram user jordynns_mommy23

Instagram user michelebell”s elf took a stove-top soak in marshmallows.

Source: Instagram user michelebell

Instagram user lizbronwlee”s elf had a run in with a creature from the deep.

Source: Instagram user lizbrownlee

Instagram user jordynns_mommy23″s elves set up a photo shoot iwth some of her favorite stuffed toys and dolls.

Source: Instagram user jordynns_mommy23

Instagram user michelebell comes up with some incredibly inventive elf ideas, including this ode to “What Does the Fox Say?”

Source: Instagram user michelebell

Scout Masterson”s elf (one half of the Guncles) got ambitious with some mini cake pops.

Source: Instagram user scoutmasterson

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Instagram user dankellermtg”s elves plotted to steal some Christmas donuts.

Source: Instagram user dankellermtg

Instagram”s michelebell suited up her elf Alfie for college game day.

Source: Instagram user michelebell

Instagram user qdpatooties made a cozy fireside setup for her elf.Source: Instagram user qdpatooties

Instagram user qdpatooties made a cozy fireside setup for her elf.

Source: Instagram user qdpatooties

Instagram user jennycookies had her elves Buddy and Snowflake draw a map from the North Pole to their family”s farmhouse. Of course, they had to pass through a candy cane forest and a sea of gumdrops!

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Living Locurto”s printable elf kissing booth is sure to make your little ones pucker up!

Source: Living Locurto

Instagram user Michele Bell crafted a “s”more sweatshop,” with her elf as the ringleader.

Source: Instagram user michelebell

The elf belonging to Flickr user Melissa Hillier got his own little door to decorate for the holidays. Source: Flickr User Melissa Hillier

The elf belonging to Flickr user Melissa Hillier got his own little door to decorate for the holidays.

Source: Flickr User Melissa Hillier

Instagram user deee_ski put her elf in a very precarious position, thanks to some toy villains. Source: Instagram user deee_ski

Instagram user deee_ski put her elf in a very precarious position, thanks to some toy villains.

Source: Instagram user deee_ski

Instagram”s kyram_007 had her family”s elf make a sugar-filled shopping list.

Source: Instagram user kyram_007

Instagram user goatgal1982 had her elf ride on a caterpillar made of pomegranates. We”re thinking oranges or apples would work, too!

Source: Instagram user goatgal1982

Instagram user tmpark73″s elf had to take a sick day after catching a cold on the trip back from the North Pole.

Source: Instagram user tmpark73

Flickr user beatrice.killam posted this cute pic. Easy, clever, and guaranteed to induce squeals from your little ones. Source: Flickr user beatrice.killam

Flickr user beatrice.killam posted this cute pic. Easy, clever, and guaranteed to induce squeals from your little ones.

Source: Flickr user beatrice.killam

Instagram user jennyanyway took this sweet picture of her elf. Just imagine your kids

Instagram user jennyanyway took this sweet picture of her elf. Just imagine your kids” squeals when you tell them to go check the mail!

Source: Instagram user jennyanyway

Instagram user emi_sky_love had her elf make a self portrait with crayons. Source: Instagram user emi_sky_love

Instagram user emi_sky_love had her elf make a self portrait with crayons.

Source: Instagram user emi_sky_love

Instagram user jennycookies”s elves were busy baking.

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Instagram user xo_christine_ used her elf to remind her kids to brush their teeth! Source: Instagram user xo_christine_

Instagram user xo_christine_ used her elf to remind her kids to brush their teeth!

Source: Instagram user xo_christine_

Instagram”s pearlsnpreschool celebrated her elf”s arrival with a party complete with confetti and a donut cake.

Source: Instagram user pearlsnpreschool

Instagram”s nicolefryer let her elf go for a wild ride!

Source: Instagram user nicolefryer

Instagram user nessarogers1981″s elf found himself in a precarious situation, thanks to an army of little men.

Source: Instagram user nessarogers1981

Instragram”s insta_xmas_elves_ideas gave an elf a cozy place to curl up for a nap — and a tiger toy to cuddle.

Source: Instagram user insta_xmas_elves_ideas

Instagram user myselfanddi posted this picture, a cute way to cap off your elf”s Christmas stay.

Source: Instagram user myselfanddi

Instagram”s lizbrownlee put her elf to work, giving some medical attention to Cookie Monster.

Source: Instagram user lizbrownlee

Instagram user tally_baby made her elf a plate of tiny pancakes. Yum! Source: Instagram user tally_baby

Instagram user tally_baby made her elf a plate of tiny pancakes. Yum!

Source: Instagram user tally_baby

Instragram”s insta_xmas_elves_ideas gave an elf a marshmallow barbell workout.

Source: Instagram user insta_xmas_elves_ideas

Instagram user colleens_aforkandacork had her elf spell out an important message with Rice Krispies. Source: Instagram user colleens_aforkandacork

Instagram user colleens_aforkandacork had her elf spell out an important message with Rice Krispies.

Source: Instagram user colleens_aforkandacork

Instagram user ehamman made a mini scrapbook of her kids and let her elf get the first look. Source: Instagram user ehammann

Instagram user ehamman made a mini scrapbook of her kids and let her elf get the first look.

Source: Instagram user ehammann

Instagram”s lishajae616 let her elf do a little self searching on Facebook.

Source: Instagram user lishajae616

Instagram user jennycookies thought her elf might enjoy redecorating her daughter”s dollhouse one night.

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Instagram”s roxygurl00 let her elf get into a little trouble with the copier.

Source: Instagram user jennycookies

Instagram user overtiredmommy (aren”t we all?!) had her elf take a trip through the stars.

Source: Instagram user overtiredmommy

Your elf can show his non-Christmas colors and support your favorite team on game day, like Twitter user @callmemrscounsins.Source: Twitter user callmemrscounsins

Your elf can show his non-Christmas colors and support your favorite team on game day, like Twitter user @callmemrscounsins.

Source: Twitter user callmemrscounsins

Instagram”s brittblumey let her elf get in a little toilet-paper trouble in her tree.

Source: Instagram user brittblumey

Instagram”s jordynns_mommy23 introduced her elf to another famous Santa”s helper.

Source: Instagram user jordynns_mommy23

Instagram user michelebell”s elf was preparing breakfast for the kiddos overnight.

Source: Instagram user michelebell

Instagram”s insta_xmas_elves_ideas decided to go diving for candy.

Source: Instagram user insta_xmas_elves_ideas

Flickr user Venita Norton came up with this clever setup. Surely the elf is reminding mom it”s time to do some Christmas shopping?

Source: Flickr User Venita Norton

A dry erase marker makes this project, found through Design Dazzle, easy and super adorable. Source: Design Dazzle

A dry erase marker makes this project, found through Design Dazzle, easy and super adorable.

Source: Design Dazzle

The sports theme scored two points with Twitter user @misskate92″s elf.

Source: Twitter user misskate92

Mini marshmallows spelled out a sweet message for Instagram usertaniesave.Source: Instagram user taniesave

Mini marshmallows spelled out a sweet message for Instagram usertaniesave.

Source: Instagram user taniesave

When a Winter cold hit her family, michelebell”s elf took to his bed (with some remedies) as well.

Source: Instagram user michele bell

Instagram”s destiny_mx3 cleverly shaped her elf into a letter “L” to spell out a season”s greeting.

Instagram”s rhi-love put her elf in a Jenga box.

Burgers, brats, and corn was the order of the day for Instagram user its syl”s elf.

Flickr user tubesox_family went for this classic pose with her elf.

Flickr user tubesox_family went for this classic pose with her elf.

Twitter user@sl_istheshiznit showed her family”s elf enjoying a messy meal.

Twitter user @robvescovo put his elf in a classic spot but hung him upside down.

Twitter user @robvescovo put his elf in a classic spot but hung him upside down.

Instagram”s http://instagram.com/p/SLY-P0K8E2/ implored his children to eat some vegetables.

Source: Instagram user insta_xmas_elves_ideas

Flickr user southernsharing lets the elf take a sleigh joy ride with Barbie. Source: Flickr user southernsharing

Flickr user southernsharing lets the elf take a sleigh joy ride with Barbie.

Source: Flickr user southernsharing

Flickr user AngryJulieMonday took her elf to the extreme on a zip line. Source: Flickr user Angry Julie Monday

Flickr user AngryJulieMonday took her elf to the extreme on a zip line.

Source: Flickr user Angry Julie Monday

Instagram user amandadawnbrown propped her elf on the back of a very patient pooch. Source: Instagram user amandadawnbrown

Instagram user amandadawnbrown propped her elf on the back of a very patient pooch.

Source: Instagram user amandadawnbrown

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