25 Naughty Elf On The Shelf Ideas

With Christmas almost here, it is time to start thinking about the fun Elf On The Shelf ideas you will want to use.  It’s always fun to see the things your Elf might do that are a bit on the naughty side.  Your kids will get a kick out of seeing their Elf doing things he should get in trouble for, and you’ll have fun creating these magical moments.  Check out our favorite 25 Naughty Elf On The Shelf Ideas and add a few new tricks to your list for this holiday season.


  •  Elfie Cleans The Toilet With Your Toothbrush
  • Elfie Drinks All The Syrup
  • Elfie Uses All The Bubble Bath
  • Elfie Plays Your Favorite Video Game
  • Elfie Colors Your Coloring Books
  • Elfie Gets Chocolate Wasted On Hershey’s Kisses
  • Elfie Gets Stuck In The Cheese Puffs
  • Elfie Makes A Bed Using Toilet Paper
  • Elfie Goes Fishing In The Fish Tank
  • Elfie Hosts Poker Night With The Kids Action Figures
  • Elfie Puts Mustache Stickers On All The Family Photos
  • Elfie Draws On Dad’s Face While He Sleeps
  • Elfie Wraps The Toilet With Christmas Paper
  • Elfie Gets Into The Pudding Cups
  • Elfie Wrecks Barbie’s Car
  • Elfie Roasts Marshmallows Over Candles
  • Elfie Toilet Papers The Christmas Tree
  • Elfie Makes Snow Angels In Sugar
  • Elfie Uses Dad’s Shaving Cream & Razor
  • Elfie Hides All The Presents
  • Elfie Turns The Milk Green
  • Elfie Draws Faces On The Fruit
  • Elfie Hides In Kids Lunchbox
  • Elfie Falls Asleep On The Job
  • Elfie Uses Lipstick To Leave A Note On The Mirror


No matter what you choose to do with your Elf On The Shelf, this year will be a ton of fun when you include these fun ideas.  Having a fun new idea every morning to surprise your kids with is a great way to keep them excited about the holiday.  These 25 naughty Elf On The Shelf ideas are just a few of the many out there that are perfect for doing this year!

Is your Elf on the Shelf  naughty or nice?

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    Kristy as Giftie Etcetera
    December 3, 2015 at 9:56 am

    John Henry (our elf) is neither naughty nor nice. He’s fun, so sometimes he is also both. 🙂

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    December 4, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Not sure the reaction I would get from my daughter with some of the ones on the list. She might be one of those who cries instead of thinking it’s funny. I’ll wait another year when she’s older. This would definitely be a funny list to attempt – thanks for sharing #homemattersparty

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