Hilarious elf on the shelf ideas for your lodge

Returning soon to a home near you: Santa’s right hand Elf!

In many homes the festive season this means that a special Elf will soon be making a comeback. The pressure will be back for parents to dream up new adventures for their child’s cheeky Elf but fear not, mums and dads!

As Pembrokeshire’s experts in all things Christmas and relaxation, we thought we’d show you these simple and hilarious “Elf on the Shelf” ideas, so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying the festive season with your family.

Snow Angels


All it requires is a jar of hundreds and thousands (but beware - this one can be a little messy to clear up!)




There are always a few rolls of wrapping paper rattling around at Christmas. Did you know that they make excellent Elf stilts?


Self Portrait


Make your Elf a part of the family! “Cheeky Elf” Dry wipe marker pen can be easily removed from the glass afterwards.




The trickiest part is making an Elf-sized mask.


Panto Elf


If you don’t have a Bluestone Panto poster handy at home, a wall poster or magazine cover will work just as well!


Picasso Elf


These mini canvases can be used again and again, just cover the old design with white paint first.


Elf Den


Jenga blocks are great for building Elf dens. If you don’t have them at home, why not try Lego?


Sailor Elf


A plastic bowl should float in water and make the perfect Elf Boat. “Camp Smokey Elf” Toasted marshmallows anyone? A synthetic candle can be left on safely over night for your child to find it in the morning.


Mini Pool Table


Mini pool tables are ideally sized for an “Elf on the Shelf”. Here is our Elf, playing pool with Dasher from this year’s Santa’s Workshop.


Do you want to build a snowman?


A Pyrex dish with googley eyes, a carrot nose, twigs for arms and marshmallows for buttons. “Minions”