[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Monday August 15, 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.


Applesauce Cake

[Applesauce Cake]

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups applesauce
2 cups light raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons nutmeg
Pinch of salt


PROCEDURE:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together; flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into nuts and raisins. Set both aside.

Cream butter until whipped soft. Add sugar a little at a time until mixture is smooth. Beat in eggs vigorously.

Alternately stir in the flour mixture and applesauce.

When all is mixed together, add nuts and raisins and mix well.

Pour batter into greased and lightly floured cake mold. Bake for one hour.

Cool ten minutes then turn out onto cake rack. When completely cool, frost as you'd like and add sprinkles or other festive candies. Or simply add a spoon of whipped cream on each slice.

Michele's Little This and Thats


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]