[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday December 01, 2021    
[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.


Tiny Tim's Holiday Pudding

[Tiny Tim's Holiday Pudding]

INGREDIENTS:
8 oz chopped suet
1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 oz self raising flour
1 lb soft brown sugar
8 oz white breadcrumbs
8 oz sultanas
8 oz raisins
20 oz currants
2 oz chopped almonds
2 oz mixed chopped peel
zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
1 apple peeled. cored, and finely chopped
4 standard eggs
10 fl.oz stout (eg Guiness, or use a porter type stout)
4 tablespoons rum (use a dark, well flavoured one)


PROCEDURE:
Mix thoroughly the suet, flour, breadcrumbs, spices, and sugar.

Mix in the fruit, mixed peel, nuts, chopped apple then the zest.

In a new bowl beat the eggs and add the stout and rum. Add to the dry ingredients, and stir VERY well ( it is best to use a very large bowl).

Cover the bowl and leave overnight.

Grease 2, 2 pint pudding basins and pack the mixture into them.

Cover with greasproof paper and pudding cloths, tied on with string.

Steam for 8 hours. Cool, and store in a dark, cool, dry cupboard.

To reheat for eating, steam for 2 hours

Serve with..
Cumberland Rum Butter

6 oz unsalted butter
6oz soft dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons dark rum

Blend butter and sugar, add rum slowly, and mix well.
Pack into moulds for serving and chill. Remove from 'fridge just before serving.


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[Ice Cream Snowman Surprise]

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[Old Fashioned Christmas Popcorn]

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[Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce]

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[Papa’s Peanut Brittle]

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[Tiny Tim's Holiday Pudding]

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[The North Pole Times News Team]