From trapeze to campfires and roasting marshmallows with friends, some Elves on the Shelf are finding themselves in all kinds of situations this Christmas.
We've collected all the best ideas and hacks posted by parents from around the world, and some of them are truly incredible.
So whether it be for inspiration, for simple shortcuts or merely to marvel, we implore you to take a flick through.
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O?ne mum here to make all of our lives a little easier is Melody Peralta.
And requiring just one common household item, it quickly went viral. ?
In a reel shared to her Instagram, Melody shows how a paperclip transforms her elf.
"First grab a large paperclip, then you're going to unwind it, find a hole in the seam and poke it all the way up the arm," she instructs.
"Cut off the excess with wire cutters and tuck in anything extra. Do the same thing for the legs and you have your very own elf on the shelf.?"
Her hack was well received, with a fellow mum declaring it 'pure genius'.
?"Oh this is a great idea! It will definitely me get more creative," added one fan.
"I've never thought of doing this. So good!," agreed another.?
E?ven Kim Kardashian is getting in on the fun this year.
The reality star shared photos of the displays her daughter North?, nine, set up for her younger siblings.
"North got creative with the elves this year. They will wake up so happy!," the proud mum shared.
Her youngest brother, three-year-old Psalm, was ?treated to a fire-fighter elf, suspended over a stove and with signs warning of the danger.
While Kim's second youngest child Chicago, four, was? treated to a 'make-up artist' elf, busy getting his elf hands into an eye shadow palate and pots of lipstick.
While the elf for Saint, who turns seven this month, was busy living his best life in a hoodie, surrounded by lollies and with the TV remote at hand.
For her own elf, North arranged a halo of candy canes around a basketball.?
She wasn't done there. Another elf was also captured climbing the walls of their house, while another was leaning backwards over a can of soft drink.
Mum-of-three Mindy Carney has pulled off the ultimate prank on her kids with the help of the three family Elves - Cutie Pie, Hot Dog and Sprinkles.
A prank that did however result in a disaster haircut for the mum.
Carney posted photos on Facebook of the dramatic scene her three children woke up to the other morning which saw the three cheeky Elves sitting on the side of mum's bedhead after cutting her hair overnight.
The mum was left with a lopsided haircut after the elves decided to only cut off half of her hair, on a rather mischievous December night.
Though, there was no need to panic as Carney ended up using the opportunity to cut the rest of her hair to length and donate it the Children with Hair Loss organisation. A charity that makes wigs for kids experiencing medically-related hair loss.
The Carney family Elves have been teaming up on some very cheeky adventures since they joined the family in 2016.
This year already they have turned the sinks into candy fountains and strung the Christmas tree from a banister.
Clare Tawell wanted to buy her daughter Matilda a doll she could relate to. Unfortunately she was unable to find anything that represented the little girl, who is deaf and wears a hearing aid.
So the determined UK mum decided to make them. Tawell started a business making dolls customising dolls to feature disabilities - now she has turned her talents to Elf on the Shelf.
Tawell's company Bright Ears makes dolls (and elves) that come with insulin pumps, limb differences, hearing aids and cleft palates.
"I became really disheartened when I couldn't find a doll or any toy with hearing aids," the mum told US Today. "It felt to me that society didn't deem her important and therefore she shouldn't be 'acknowledged'."
It seems others felt the same way - with orders flooding in for the dolls and elves. Tawell says the elves are so popular she has to stop taking orders in early October in order to have all the dolls ready for December 1.
The customised elves come with insulin pumps, limb differences, hearing aids and cleft palates.
Have musically inclined kids? Use it to your advantage and get those elves in on the hobby too.
This drumkit provides and easy option and the kids will love that the elves love the same things they do.
A?nother hack of sorts. If the kids won't listen to you, try speaking to them via the elf.
Sure, he can't talk but they don't need to know that. And with the help of some pens and paper they may finally start on that list of chores.?
Mum-of-two Claudia shared her impressive efforts for Elf on the Shelf with 9Honey Parenting.
And yes, she really did wrap everything in her fridge individually.
"This is my sixth year doing Elf on the Shelf, always starting the 17th of November, unlike the traditional December 1st," Claudia says.
"I love the joy and excitement that the Elf brings to Christmas! Most nights are more simple, but the almost 3 hours it took to wrap every individual item in my fridge was absolutely worth the laughter from not only the kids but the adults too!"
Claudia certainly didn't skimp out on any of the wrapping. Everything from the milk to the tomato sauce was carefully and individually wrapped this year.
"I buy props and plan each day months in advance, and I just follow my list. I switch it with an easier night if I've had a really big day and I have 'Week 1, Week 2' etc etc in bags ready to go!!!" she says.
Another fridge captive you may not have spotted...
If you're anything like us you're overstocked with wrapping paper.
Put it to good use in helping the elf climb up to adjust the air con.?
Some parents have had hilarious, and incredibly creative ideas.
Check these two elves on the shelf caught in the middle of a workout.
Better yet it can be recreated using just marshmallows, coloured paper and marshmallows.?
For the Frozen lovers (which is really, everybody), this elf has a familiar question.
A winner for its simplicity!?
Running short on time? Grab some kitchen appliances and another of the kids' toys and they can be the hero who resuces elf come morning.
Elf caught with his catch of the day!
Quick, easy and a great way to use up any mesh packaging you have laying around. ?
It's a Christmas heist!
Many a parent has cursed the teeny tiny toys that take over their living spaces.
Not this time of year, however, as they can transform into instant props for an elf set up. ?
Nothing better than roasting marshmallows 'round the campfire with Spidey and Woody.
And for mum or dad, who only had to spend 10 minutes making this happen.?