[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Tuesday July 05, 2022    
[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.


Crock Pot Candy

[Crock Pot Candy]

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds dry-roasted peanuts
2 pounds almond bark* (I used chocolate; however vanilla will also work.)
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
4-ounce German chocolate bar*
Mini paper baking cups
Sprinkles, optional


PROCEDURE:
Put all of the ingredients in a crock pot. Cover and set the temperature to warm.

Let sit for 1 hour; then stir the mixture.

Continue to heat for another hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes for an additional hour or until the chocolate is completely melted.

Once everything is melted, portion out the candy into mini paper baking cups. (I found it helpful to place the cups in a mini muffin pan before filling them with the candy to help them keep their shape. This isn't required, just helpful.)

Top with sprinkles and allow to cool until set.

Pack and store in an airtight container.

*Michael found these ingredients at his local Wal-mart in the baking section. He assumes that most well-stocked grocery stores / Wal-mart (with grocery section) will carry them. As far as he knows, these ingredients can not be replaced with something else to yield the same results.

Inspired by Charm


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[The North Pole Times News Team]