25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas {Free Posing Guide}

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I have been having a lot of fun catching our Elf On The Shelf, Peter, doing some wacky things! He really enjoys taking marshmallow baths and is always up to something silly!

25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Free Printable book full of fun ideas for kids at Christmas. LivingLocurto.com

Recently, I asked those of you on my Facebook page to send me your elf photos and in about 5 minutes, my in box was loaded!

Apparently there are a ton of crazy little elves out there watching over little boys and girls. I got so many, that I couldn’t feature them all here, so I chose 25 photos to feature in a “free printable posing guide” e-book.

Here are a few of my favorites little elves…

25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Fun for #Christmas. LivingLocurto.com

Dana’s elf, Bixby, was caught texting in the middle of the night. Shame on him!


25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Fun for #Christmas. LivingLocurto.com

Shannon’s elf, named Shelf, was a good little guy and delivered donuts all the way from The North Pole! Yum!


25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Fun for #Christmas. LivingLocurto.com

Samuel Bernard, Ginger’s elf, tried trapping her kids in their bedrooms! What a prankster!


For more great Elf on the Shelf Ideas from Living Locurto readers, download the free printable book!

Well it’s not really a book, but we’ll just call it that okay? Thanks to everyone who submitted such fun photos!!

25 Elf On The Shelf Ideas! Free Printable Book of Ideas for #Christmas. LivingLocurto.com

Download the free printable file here:

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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More Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Plant “Magical North Pole” seeds and watch cookies grow!

Free printable letter from Santa with seed planting instructions.

Elf on the Shelf Ideas


Your elf might like to party in a photo booth!

Get my Elf’s printable “elf sized” photo props.

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth with Barbie |  Free Party Printable Mini Props by Living Locurto


Lego Ambush

What happens AFTER the photo booth party!

Elf on the Shelf Lego Ambush Idea - Living Locurto


Elf Kissing Booth 

I Love this cute Kissing Booth that my Elf showed up in one day! Click on over for the printable file.

Elf on the Shelf Kissing Booth Printable by LivingLocurto.com

About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. What a wonderful ideas. I will keep them in my mind…as Christmas time approaches. You gave me great ideas for entertaining kids better. Thank u.

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  3. very cute

  4. CUTE!

  5. Melissa Hail says:

    This will be our first year for Elf on the Shelf with our first grandchild and was trying to download the link to your ebook but it is not working for me. HELP

  6. Thanks Lisa. We love Peter our Elf:-)


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