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10 Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Is Elf on the Shelf one of your family's holiday traditions? Here are 10 fun ideas for your little helper.
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Syrup Stealer

Start the elf mischief off by hiding your elf (quite literally) on a shelf. And since everyone knows syrup is one of the elf's four favorite food groups (thanks, Buddy the Elf!), give him a straw to sip it straight out of the bottle.

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