01/12/2016 11:18 GMT | Updated 07/12/2018 13:30 GMT

Elf On The Shelf Ideas: 9 Impressive Creations That Are Worth The Effort

The elf in an ice cube is pretty great.

While it’s tempting to boot your elf a few steps further along the mantelpiece and call it a day, some parents take it very seriously. 

Here are 11 parents who flung themselves into the Christmas spirit (probably after consuming a lot of other spirits).

(Alternatively, these quick and easy ideas are just as great).

1. An elf empire in the fridge

2. An elf that brings all the presents

A photo posted by Bella the Elf (@bellatheelf) on

3. An elf and dinosaur stand-off

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4. An elf dressing room

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5. An elf meeting with friends

6. An elf making a mess in the kitchen

7. An elf having a campfire

8. An elf just making a lot of mess

9. An elf in an ice cube

A photo posted by J Hickey (@jeanhickey20) on

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