Make your own special Elf with this free pattern. Strong magnets in the arms and legs opens up a new world of whimsy. Alternately, you can stuff the arms and legs with extra fluffy pipe cleaners, to aide in bending and positioning.
I did something similar to this one but had the elf sitting on the couch with the music blaring (Christmas songs of course) and lights on after the kids got back from visiting their grandmother. The kids ran through the house yelling "I told you he was real"
40 plus easy elf on the shelf ideas for Christmas! Most of these activities take just a few minutes to pull together and are sure to leave your kids in fits of giggles. Love the grand entrance suggestions!