Elf on the Shelf Departure Ideas

Your Scout Elf can end the season on a high note by recreating one of these fun elf departure ideas. Using Christmas décor, free printable items or things from the Claus Couture Collection®, elves can plan the perfect final surprise of the season! Pass this list along to your elf to inspire their final farewell of the season! Read More

The Quickest Elf on the Shelf Ideas

There’s no quicker elf idea than your Scout Elf flying into an outfit to set a mood and scene in your home. See how the elves below are rocking items from Mrs. Claus’ signature Claus Couture Collection® this year, and glean ideas on all the ways your elf may use these outfits to make a real snazzy entrance—and fashion statement—this season! Read More

Top Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Get ready for another fabulous season with your Scout Elf with these top Elf on the Shelf ideas! These ideas range from extra impressive to super simple, with enough elf ideas to last your red-suited visitor throughout the season. Read More

Easy Elf Ideas with Household Items

For inspiration for all their innovative ideas, your Scout Elf needs to look no further than the items you already have in your home! With their active imaginations and enterprising spirit, the Scout Elves know just how to put everyday items to use when creating fun ideas in your home. Read More

11 Epic Scout Elf Return Ideas

In preparation for Scout Elf Return Week™ (starting Nov. 23!), the Scout Elves have compiled some of their favorite—and most creative— elf returns of all time. Each idea is unique, but they all have two things in common: they're definitely epic, and can easily be recreated by your Scout Elf! Read More

Delectable Elf Ideas Featuring Pillsbury™ Cookies!

The Scout Elves are getting creative this season with one of their favorite delicious desserts: cookies! Using the scrumptious Place and Bake Cookies™ from Pillsbury™, elves can create cool ideas that can be eaten once complete. Leave out the instructions so your elf can begin baking up fun in your home today! Read More

7 Printable Crafts for your Scout Elf

Many Scout Elves are saying goodbye to elaborate props and opting for colorful printable crafts to create spectacular scenes in their families’ homes. In no time at all, your scout elf can start rolling out exciting new surprises, too, with these easy printable crafts. All your scout elf will need is your help gathering a few key items: Read More

Time Saving Ideas for Scout Elves

More creative in less time. That’s the Scout Elves’ goal this holiday season when it comes to creating unique hiding spots! To reach their goal, the Scout Elves have come prepared with some great time-saving tools and tips from the Scout Elves at Play® line! Read More

15 Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2017

The votes are in, and the Scout Elves have decided upon the best Elf on the Shelf® ideas for 2017! From cute and clever to crafty and even funny, these ideas are the ones elves are most hoping to recreate in their families’ homes this year. Read More

Ideas for Busy Elves

Between flying to the North Pole each night and keeping track of your family’s adventures, Scout Elves are always on the go! So it’s no wonder that sometimes your elf could use some ideas for quick and effortless hiding spots. Read More

Cool Ideas for Creative Elves

If your Scout Elf is keen on crafts and loves adding a touch of flair to everything they do, we’ve got the perfect elf ideas for them! For creative elves, these impressive projects won’t take long to pull off, and they’ll be sure to leave little ones wowed in the morning! Read More

Ideas for Elves with Reindeer Pets

Many elves have just been reunited with their Elf Pets® Reindeer at their families’ homes and they’re already enjoying spending time together in NEW ways this season. Check out their fun adventures below (Helpful hint: Click the “learn more” buttons to see the items you can leave out for your elves and reindeer so they can create similar scenes in your home with ease!) Read More

Ideas for Crafty Elves

Some of your scout elf’s favorite hiding spots are ones that are crafty and quick! Ease and efficiency are both a part of these adorable ideas for elves who like to get in touch with their inner artist. All you need to do is leave out the supplies and watch the magic unfold! Read More

Ideas for Fashionable Elves

Does your family have special traditions that make the season bright? Most do! At the North Pole, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a fresh batch of Mrs. Claus’ cookies and a daily check-in from Santa in the toy workshop. We know your family has a whole list of things that make the season special—from caroling, to getting creative in the kitchen, to just kicking back and being cozy. Whatever makes your season bright, scout elves love to celebrate with you! Here are some inspirational photos showing the ways elves love to celebrate with their families during the season! Read More

Scout Elf Return Week™ Idea: Make a Landing Net!

Scout Elf Return Week™ (Nov. 27–Dec. 4) begins in just a few days! This week marks the most common timeframe in which scout elves return to their families, or are adopted and arrive for the very first time. In honor of this wonderful week, we’re dishing out some fun ideas over the next few days for how you and your family can welcome your scout elf home from the North Pole for the holidays! Read More

Scout Elf Return Week™ Idea: Red Carpet Rollout

Welcome your Scout Elf home during Scout Elf Return Week™ (Nov. 27–Dec. 4) with a grand entryway. Involve your little ones in the creation of this easy craft project that will glamorously guide your elf to his or her landing spot. To create this simple yet stylish idea, follow the instructions below. Read More