[The North Pole Times]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday Apr 17, 2024    
[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

These Christmas Elf puppets are so cute and even more fun to make. A perfect Christmas craft activity to keep you and your own little elves entertained during the Holidays.

Share the love this Christmas with this easy-to-make Christmas Heart Ornament Craft that requires only a few items you’re likely to already have on hand. Use them as a tree ornament or as a loving extra touch to your gift wrapping.

These adorable North Pole Times Elves are the perfect DIY ornament for kids to make and hang on the Christmas tree!

These DIY Christmas Pop Up Cards are fun and simple to make. Choose from a variety of elves and characters direct from the North Pole to make a unique gift that is loads of fun to share with friends and family.

This fun little Clothespin Snowman craft is super easy to make and just as versatile. Glue them to presents to make a cute gift tag holder. Clip them to your tree for a fun kid-made ornament. Or hide them around the house and have your very own Christmas Snowman Hunt just like you would for an Easter egg hunt.

This colorful paper Elf Hat is super easy to make with our printable elf hat pattern. A fun way to keep kids occupied during the season.

A wonderful DIY Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers. This easy-to-make Hand Print Christmas Wreath is super cute and makes a beautiful decoration, keepsake, or gift to keep the house festive all season.

The Holly Elf Binoculars Craft is a perfect way for kids to keep busy during the holidays. Not only will they enjoy making these “Holly Elf Approved” binoculars, they can also assist her in spotting Santa, or other elves, when duty calls!

Recreate the magic of Santa’s secret village with this North Pole Times Christmas Village Craft. Complete with the Toy Factory, Post Office and the North Pole Times Newsroom, among others, this project is sure to keep everyone busy.

More fun than just looking at a calendar each day, this Paper Chain Christmas Countdown craft is so easy to make and takes no time at all. And, as an added bonus, you’re more than likely have everything you need at home already.

This fun DIY paper cone Christmas Tree craft is super easy to make and a perfect holiday decoration to show off.

This adorable Paper Tube Santa Claus Craft for kids is great for preschool and older kids! The best part is that toilet paper rolls can be recycled into a wonderful Christmas craft.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

[Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread]

- 1.5c sugar
- 1c brown sugar
- 1c olive oil
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/3c flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1.5 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2/3c water
- 1 - 15oz can of pumpkin

Grease bottom of pan and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 9x5x3 inch, three 8x4x2 inch, or four 7.5x3.5x2 inch loaf pans; set aside. Preheat oven to 350°.

In a very large mixing bowl, beat sugar and oil with electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and beat well; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flower, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Alternately add flour mixture and water to sugar mixture beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

Beat in pumpkin then spoon batter into prepared pans.

Bake in oven at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. *oven performance may vary so be sure to check on bread occasionally while it’s baking

Cool in pans for 10 minutes then cool completely outside of pans. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

*Or if you’re like me, throw some butter on it and eat it while it’s warm. Just remember the pans, and bread will be hot.

***To add nuts, dried berries, or chocolate chips, add up to 1.5c of desired addition into the batter after the pumpkin has been added.

More Cakes & Pies

[Applesauce Cake]

Applesauce Cake

A truly old fashioned flavored cake that is a moist, tender, spice cake with applesauce, nuts and raisins. Delicious!

[Banana Bread]

Banana Bread

A moist and delicious banana bread recipe that your 'lil elves will go nuts over. Santa just loves it served warm with a pat of butter.  

[Cherry Pie]

Cherry Pie

An easy cherry pie recipe that is certain to put smiles on the faces of all the elves in your family - young or old.

[Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread]

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

It's not the holidays without Danielle Elf's wonderful Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread. The reduced sugar and little extra kick of cinnamon is a Santa favorite.

[Figgy Pudding]

Figgy Pudding

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, And bring it right here.

[Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie]

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

This classic homemade fresh pumpkin pie recipe has been a favorite at the North Pole. This is the pie Mrs. Claus serves at Thanksgiving and Christmas day feasts.

[Pumpkin Roll]

Pumpkin Roll

This wonderful pumpkin roll recipe is sure to delight your family and holiday guests this season. Dad's in particular will welcome a slice to top off their holiday feast.

[The North Pole Times News Team]