Funny Elf On The Shelf Pranks to Try if You Run Out Of Ideas this Year!

These funny Elf on the Shelf pranks and silly elf ideas are great, especially when you’re running out of ideas where to hide your Elf…not that it would ever happen {giggle}! I am always obsessed with the funny Elf on the Shelf jokes and funny pictures because who wants a boring Elf?

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Let’s explore some funny Elf on the Shelf pranks & jokes…

Funny Elf On The Shelf PraNks

Our elf, Snowflake, is always up to no good. But, sometimes, even a master prankster like Snowflake runs out of ideas!

Related: More Elf on the Shelf ideas

Here are some funny elf on the shelf ideas for you to whisper in your elf’s ear if they are stumped and need help creating holiday magic for your little ones!

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Funny Elf On The Shelf Pranks: Redecorating

Chip and Joanna ain’t got nothin’ on nimble fingers from the North Pole! Also, how cute would that be for an elf couple’s names? Since Santa only lets his helpers have so much say in how things are done up North, elves have all sorts of extra energy to expel when it comes to making your home holiday Feng Shui with a twist!

Toilet completely wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper with Elf on the Shelf Scout sitting on top with scissors and tape like he wrapped the toilet himself from Nifty Thrifty and Thriving
Scout was up to no good last night redecorating the toilet!

1. Elf Christmas Wraps the Toilet Prank

Your elf can wrap your toilet in toilet paper with this hilarious idea from Nifty Thrifty & Thriving

Elf on the shelf on the family photo wall with his own personal elf frame as part of the family from A Small Snippet
Elf is part of the family now…

2. Frame Elf on the Family Photo Wall Joke

Nothing ticks our elf, Snowflake, off more than not being included. Don’t make the same mistake with your elf!

Thanks to this idea, from A Small Snippet, you can add them to your family picture wall!

Elf on the Shelf with red nose next to family photo with all the family with red noses too - funny elf prank from A Mommys Adventures
See how Elf really fits into the family this Christmas?

3. Elf Sneaks into the Family Photo Prank

Speaking of which, this elf added red noses to his family’s picture! via A Mommy’s Adventures

Funny Elf On The Shelf Pranks: Kitchen Issues

Nothing says Christmas like the kitchen! This room is the perfect place your for your family’s elf to get into some sticky situations with funny elf on the shelf pranks!

Elf on the Shelf prank gets mixed up in the kitchen aid mixer from Frugal Coupon living
Oh my…what has Elf gotten himself into now?

4. Elf On The Shelf Gets Stuck in a Sticky Situation Prank

Frugal Coupon Living answered the question of what happens when an elf is trusted in the kitchen, alone, to bake cookies. They get all mixed up!

Elf on the Shelf ate all the dessert prank - Scout is sitting on 1/2 eaten cake in the fridge
Uh-oh, what did Elf get into?

5. Elf Ate All The Dessert Joke

So… you your elf pigged out on dessert during the night with this fun idea found on Pinterest. Can you blame them?

This elf on the shelf prank has scout's face popping out of the center of a Rice Krispie cereal box where Crackle normally is from Utah Coupon Deals or Love Bugs and Postcards
Elf is sitting exactly where Crackle might be…

6. Rice Krispie Elf Cereal Box Joke

This elf is incognito as one of the Rice Krispies elves thanks to inspiration via Love Bugs and Post Cards!

Elf on the Shelf adding toothpaste into mini oreos on the bathroom counter top next to toothbrushes from Dr Carter Smiles
Hmmmm…that Oreo filling is unexpected, Elf!

Elf is up to no good filling Oreo cookies with toothpaste in this funny idea from Dr. Carter Smiles. Now I am rethinking all cookie fillings…

Elf on the Shelf holding printable prank sign saying These Cookies taste horrible please don't leave these for Santa from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Maybe dog biscuits are not the best cookies, Elf!

8. A Prank Message From Elf

Haha! Your kids will get a kick out of this message from their elf, thanks to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.

Related: More Elf on the Shelf mischievous ideas

FUnny Elf On The Shelf Pranks: Time Out!

Part of the reason why kids relate to and trust elves as much as they do, is that they are just like kids, themselves. Elves make mistakes, and get into trouble as they learn about the world around them, just like kids do.

Here are some hilariously naughty elf on the shelf prank ideas that your kids will crack up over!

Elf on the Shelf ate too much candy and is laying on the kitchen counter sick from The Daily Meal

9. Elf Gets into Trouble Eating Candy Prank

We can all predict what might happen when Elf on the Shelf gets into the candy stash at home. Check out the hilarious situation from The Daily Meal.

Related: Try Elf on the Shelf zipline idea

Elf writes the sentence "I will not take Santas sleigh on a joy ride" over and over on a white board
Looks like Elf will learn his lesson this year!

10. Naughty Elf Punishment Prank

When your elf is naughty, he just might end up having to write sentences with this idea from Piggies and Paws

Related: Elf on the Shelf snow angels

funny elf on the shelf ideas - potty humor - collage of elf on the shelf in kid-friendly bathroom scenes
Elf and potty jokes go hand in hand…

Funny Elf On The Shelf Pranks: Potty Jokes the NP Way

Potty humor is something that seems to transcend species, from humans to elves, alike! Here are some kid-friendly funny elf on the shelf pranks that are guaranteed to bring on the giggles!

Elf on the Shelf on the toilet in this cute peppermint pooping scene from A Small Snippet
It only makes sense that it is peppermints…

11. Elf On The Shelf Goes Potty Prank

A Small Snippet answers a questions that you might not have realized you wanted an answer to… So THAT’S what happens when an elf goes potty!

Elf on the Shelf wraps a Christmas tree in toilet paper and makes it look like a snowman with a note, "do you want to build a snowman?" prank from Pinterest tried ideas
Oh the cuteness of this Elf prank!

12. Christmas Tree Wrapped In Toilet Paper Joke

This elf wrapped the Christmas tree in toilet paper with this fun idea from Pinterest. Elf makes a snowman out of a toilet paper roll and invites everyone to join in.

Elf on the Shelf in a toilet paper stack snowman with sign, "do you want to build a snowman" from Mummy Ever After
What is Scout up to now?

13. Hide Your Elf In A Toilet Paper Roll Snowman Idea

Mummy Ever After shows how toilet paper rolls are a great place for your elf to hide and play!

Related: Grab our printable Elf on the Shelf snowman template

Toilet paper replaced with wrapping paper with sign, "just roll with it" and Scout sitting on the toilet paper roll from Elf on the Shelf (official)
Wonder if that wrapping paper is 2-ply.

14. Toilet (Wrapping) Paper Joke

This adorable toilet paper switch idea from Elf on the Shelf is super easy and fun and will have the entire family giggling.

Elf on the Shelf takes a bubble bath made of mini marshmallows in the sink under the faucet - Peanut blossom elf on the shelf prank photograph by carey pace
Look at Scout all relaxed in the mini marshmallow bath!

15. Elf Takes a Bubble Bath in the Sink Prank

Scout is relaxing in a sink full of mini marshmallow bubbles for his bubble bath prank from Peanut Blossom written by Carey Pace.

Toilet paper roll countdown to Christmas with Elf on the Shelf from Pinterest
How many days until Christmas, Scout?

16. Count Down until Christmas Scene

Elf is counting down the days until Christmas. This cute idea is from Pinterest.

Funny Elf On The Shelf Pranks: Action!

Our elf, Snowflake, loves to make new friends. The only problem is that she is a tad bit competitive when it comes to vying for my daughter’s attention, against all of her toys. Needless to say, these funny elf pranks below are some of Snowflake’s favorites!

Elf swears "im a cotton headed ninny muggins" in this elf on the shelf prank from Its a moms World
Watch your language, Elf!

17. When Elf the Shelf Swears…Prank!

It’s a Mom’s World clues us in to typical elf swears!

Elf on the Shelf on the train tracks of Thomas the Tank Engine...don't worry there is time! from The Train drivers wife
There is definitely time to get Elf on the Shelf out of this scrape.

18. Tied To The Train Tracks

Don’t worry! There is time to rescue Elf on the train tracks! Thomas the Tank Engine would never keep driving…Elf on the Shelf prank by The Train Drivers Wife.

spiderman and spider web with Elf on the Shelf from Little Bit Funky
Elf the Super hero!

19. Spiderman’s Sidekick Prank

This hilarious elf idea, from Little Bit Funky, is perfect for kids who love Spider-Man.

20. Yarn Snowballs Joke

Make yarn snowballs for an indoor snowball fight with your elf with inspiration from Elf on the Shelf.

21. Elf on the Shelf Riding A T-Rex Prank

Perhaps your elf could catch a ride on a friend? Loving this roar-rific idea from Snippets from Suburbia!

22. The Force Is Strong With Elf

The Force is strong with this funny elf, from  Lisa Stout Photography

Funny Elf On The Shelf Pranks: See You Next Year!

Kids dread saying goodbye to their elves at the end of the season. With some creativity, your elves can give a lasting farewell (and maybe even a giggle or two) that will stick with them until next year.

Here are some ideas to help remind them that magic can be found in the details all year long!

elf on the shelf prank from the nerds wife with see you next yer written in snow
See you next year!

23. Ran Into The Window Prank

Splat! Looks like this elf ran into the window on his way out with this sweet idea from The Nerd’s Wife

24. Elf Scrapbook Idea

My daughter and I take pictures and document the yearly shenanigans of her elf, Snowflake, in an Elf Scrapbook. This way, she can fondly look back on their adventures all year long!

One day, she can share her many completed elf scrapbooks with her own children!

Elf on the Shelf in mermaid costume in snow
Elf as mermaid in the snow!

25. Elf Visits Throughout The Year

Another idea is to have your elf occasionally pop back in for a visit throughout the year, during birthdays or holidays. This past summer, Snowflake stopped by to take a quick rest and eat some cookies during her layover en route to Hawaii for vacation.

My daughter loved the elf-sized mermaid costume that she wore! She even sent a post card once she made it to her destination!

Color the elf sized coloring page and the kid sized coloring page with Elf on the Shelf
Both Elf-size & Kid-size coloring pages!

26. Elf Size Free Printables for Kids

Bookmark fun elf printables to print for your kiddos to color and send to the North Pole whenever they miss their little buddy!

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Do you have any silly Elf on the Shelf pranks? Share them with us! We’d love to hear about them!

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