Top 10 Mischievous Elf on The Shelf Bathroom Ideas

If you’re looking for some mischievous elf on the shelf bathroom ideas, then you have come to the right place. Get ready for some brilliantly wicked ideas this holiday season.

Parents, it’s that time of year again to drag the naughty Elf on the shelf out of the attack and start to plan his mischievous shenanigans.

For some, thinking of ideas comes naturally but for most after a week or so, you may find yourself running out of ideas. Do not fear, we are here to help you devise the most brilliantly naughty elf on the shelf activities that your little ones will love.

Where Can I Get An Elf On A Shelf?

If you’re new to Elf on a shelf and are ready to take on the almighty challenge (and have some mega fun), you can purchase an elf from many UK retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Ebay or Smyth’s Toy Store’s, for as little as £16.99.

Choose between a girl or boy (or get both) and give them a great name. Buddy & Elfie are our personal favourites!

Top Tip For Parents

Being a parent means you’re extremely busy and I think it’s safe to say it’s easy to forget to move your Elf. Consider setting an alarm on your phone to remind yourself to move your Elf-just in case life gets busy.

Make sure you don’t label the alarm anything too obvious and spoil it for the children.

1. Starting with the classic, Elf Wraps the Toilet

Kicking off with a tame one, wrapping up your entire toilet seat and pop your Elf proudly on the cistern. This should only take around 5-10 mins (if that) and your children will love it in the morning!

wrapped up toilet seat

2. Elf’s Toilet Tissue Turmoil

If you really want to shock the kids, purchase the cheapest loo roll you can find and let the tissue turmoil unfold. Cover as much as the room as you can, drape it from the lights, cover the floor and loo until no piece of furniture is left untouched.

Toilet tissue turmoil
Photo Credit: bollingwith5

3. Toothpaste Graffiti

Use toothpaste and leave a naughty or nice message on the bathroom mirror. Frame your Elf by leaving them sat on your basin holding the toothpaste tube. You can use this trick to encourage your little ones to brush their teeth, or just use it as an opportunity to make them laugh early in the morning.

Here are some message ideas

‘Hey ______ remember to brush your teeth! Love Elfie!’

‘Good morning ___ & ___!’

‘Sorry about the mess – I was bored, Love Elfie!’

‘Elves Rule!’

Elf with toothpaste
Photo Credit – Michelle Rowan

4. Buddy the Elf Goes Fishing

 Moving back to the tamer ideas, fill up your basin sink with water and makeshift a little fishing rod with a toothpick and a piece of string. Add in some plastic fish/ fish toys to make it look like he’s had a fun fishing trip during the night.

elf goes fishing in basin
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5. Elf Goes to The Toilet

We now go on to abhorrent territory with the ultimate shock factor… Elf uses the toilet! (DU DU DUUU!) Take your Elf and place him/her on the toilet seat. Use paper and chocolate chips to stage a graphic toilet incident.

Elf goes to the toilet
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6. Elf Has a Shave

Use existing shaving foam or purchase a cheap one from your local supermarket and amuse the kids with a staged Buddy/Eflie attempting to shave. Cover Elf’s lower face with cream/foam and leave the razor in the hands of your naughty house Elf.  

Elf has a shave
Photo credit: Buzzfeed

7. Elf Takes a Balloon Bath

Hygiene is something Elf’s take very seriously. So why not run him a lovely, calm, and soothing balloon bath? Blow up as many balloons as you can and fill the entire tub. Leave buddy/Elfie with him arms behind his head, in the ultimate ‘chill’ position, laid on top of one of the balloons.

Not only will the kids love the idea, but they’ll also have plenty of fun playing with all the balloons!

Elf balloon bath
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8. Elf Tries to Floss

This is an idea for the evenings when you can’t bring yourself to mess up the house.

Get some teeth floss, tangle It around your Elf and leave it on the basin sink for your children to discover!

Leave a little note from your Elf stating that he/she attempted to floss – simple but very effective!

Elf does the floss
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9. Tissue Flakes

You’ll need to leave this one until you have some spare time and the energy to be creative…

Use some cheap rolls of toilet tissue to create tissue flakes and leave them around the bathroom, you can create as many as you like. Go wild and cover the room or take the less messy approach and create a chain of them running from the toilet holder to the floor.

Place your Elf on the toilet roll holder with the scissors nearby, framing him/ her for the mess!

Photo Credit – Diana Duenwald

10. The Elf on Shelf Bathroom Swing Idea

Welcome your Elf back with a bang on the 1st of December by creating your own Elf swing. Create a swing in the doorway of your bathroom, with an empty loo roll as the seat. Place the Elf on the swing seat with a note saying, ‘I’m back!’

Elf on a swing
Photo Credit – wordtoyourmotherblog

There we have it! 10 mischievous Elf on the Shelf Ideas for the bathroom. We hope you enjoy the festive season and have a wonderful Christmas!

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