Your Elf on the Shelf, that quirky little guy in red who watches over your family for the month of December and reports back to Santa at the North Pole each night, is back for more fun. And sometimes he’s up to no good (though the kids must remain good, hmm, is this fair?). Boston.com Moms brings you the following 20 ideas from our readers for how to keep your elf occupied and your kids entertained. Warning: Shenanigans aplenty to follow. Next
Clark, an elf in Hopkinton, fishing in the toilet bowl. Next
This Boston elf re-enacted a scene from “Sixteen Candles.” Next
TP’ing the bathroom
Soupy, an elf from Tewksbury, toilet papered the bathroom.
“My 2 and 4 year old thought it was the coolest thing ever! He left a note on the mirror saying ‘It wasn’t me, Soupy’” writes Tara, who sent us the photo. Next
Scout, an elf in Mansfield, is having a snowball fight with Buzz Lightyear using miniature marshmallows. We wonder who won? Next
Magic, an elf in Wrentham, is ziplining between the Christmas tree and TV. Weeeeeee! Next
Nic, an elf from Saugus, is feeling the wear and tear from trekking back and forth to the North Pole each night. Time for a spa day! Next
This idea is not for the faint of heart.
“Our elf gives free haircuts,” writes Jessica from Scituate, who sent us this photo.
Yikes! Doesn’t this land him on the naughty list? Next
Magic from Wrentham has a little fun with the scanner. Next
Typing naughty/nice reports
Alfie from Arlington is a practical and efficient elf, typing up nice/naughty reports for Santa on a toy computer. Next
Making a snowman
This Lynnfield elf is really using his elf muscles to make a snowman for the kids. Where’s the magic when you need it? Next
Setting free the elves
“Nic found out there were elves trapped in our cookie jar (the elf-shaped cookies made by Keebler) so he set them free,” writes Maryanne Chappell from Saugus, who sent us this photo. Next
Flirting in the Barbie Dream House
“Elfey made his move in the dark last night. Thought the Barbie Dream House would be a good stop. Didn’t realize ‘til the light of day that Barbie was enjoying the hot tub too. Sure put a smile on Elfey’s face!” writes Maureen from Wakefield, who sent us this photo. Next
Sneak the elf is flying around this Cambridge home on a toy airplane.
“The whole thing seemed a little creepy to me but seeing the look on my son’s face is so worth it!” writes Melissa from Cambridge, who sent us this photo. Next
Hot Wheels parade
Soupy from Tewksbury lined up a little boy’s toy cars (to his delight).
“This was a favorite!” writes Tara, who sent us the photo. Next
Cookie the elf from Medway is house hunting. Should he go with the two-story gingerbread or the two-story gingerbread? Next
One lump or two? This elf from Methuen is enjoying a spot of tea with good friends Barbie and “Puddy” the cow. Next
Elfie takes Draculaura from Monster High for a ride. Next
This elf from North Attleborough is “planking with magic.” Next
This Massachusetts elf named Piper is putting a puzzle together. Next
This Lancaster elf named Steve is busy cooking spaghetti sauce. Back to the beginning
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