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.
But in the North Pole April brings a lot of fun and festive times for the elves. With holidays that celebrate their love of fun and faith, April has it all.
April Fools Day
Most of the elves here at the North Pole love a good joke, so you can imagine the chaos that could ensue if they all played tricks on one day. But the elves have been around a long time. They have heard many stories of the beginning of this holiday. The origin story of April Fool’s Day was a little mean spirited. It is thought to begin back in the late 1500s! France had switched from the Julian calendar (as in Julius Caesar) to the Gregorian calendar (which was first introduced by Pope Gregory XIII). This made New Year's Day the January 1st day we celebrate today. News did not travel fast in those days, so people that weren’t aware of the calendar change celebrated in the last week of March (since the Julian calendar placed the new year around the Spring Equinox). People would make fun of them and refer to them as April Fools. Thankfully, it is much more playful now. So the elves like to monitor the jokes around the world (Remember, they help determine if you are naughty or nice). Good spirited pranks make them laugh!! Some of the elves like to collect, or write down, their favorite pranks, so they can save them to try later.
Easter is a special time at the North Pole. The elves work so hard to honor Jesus Christ on the day we celebrate his birth as part of their devotion to him. So they take time to rest and reflect on Easter, the time to celebrate His resurrection. Like many other cultures and religions, at Easter time we use eggs to symbolize the promise of a new life. The elves love to paint eggs and hide them around the North Pole. Even in the toy workshop!
St George’s Day
St. George is the Patron Saint of Bulgaria, England, Georgia, Portugal, and Spain and because the elves are citizens of the world, they love to celebrate St. George’s Feast Day! St George was an early Christian warrior and martyr. In the 15th century it is said that St. George’s Day was a huge day of celebration, almost on par with Christmas. Some simple ways the elves honor St. George is to wear blue, his favorite color. Wearing a rose in their lapels is also customary, as it is in the countries that celebrate this day. The elves also like to make a traditional English feast such as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding on this day!
Dolores gets a lesson in reindeer from an elf.
Dolores Flemspackle takes an interest in Santa's reindeer.
There's more to being Santa's reindeer than just pulling a sleigh...and there's more reindeer than just the nine you might know!
Although the Elves aren't that fond of Dolores, there's someone at the North Pole who really likes her...
We know what Dolores Flemspackle wants--now we find out why.
When Dolores Flemspackle, Granddaughter of Ha'penny Elf, came to the North Pole, Santa and all the rest of the elves expected a pleasant little woman who would tell them stories about their long-lost friend. Instead, Dolores told them that she wanted the Appendapulator, the great toymaking machine of the North Pole!
When the Granddaughter of an elf shows up at the North Pole, Santa may get more than he bargained for!
Off in the distance, approaching the North Pole, there seems to be another Yeti! Is Santa getting another Yeti Letter?
What does a Yeti do when he visits the North Pole? Anything he wants!
The North Pole gets ready for the Granddaughter of a long-lost Elf.
With a swirl of snow and a gust of wind, a Yeti--sometimes known as an Abominable Snowman--blew into town. The huge creature plodded through the main square, scowling under icy brows at the elves who stood and watched him.
During the Christmas season, keeping kids focused can be a difficult undertaking. Harnessing all that excitement and energy can also be difficult for teachers.
While it’s true that the elves are already hard at work making toys, Halloween time offers a great opportunity for so much fun!
As kids around the world are getting ready to go back to school, the elves at the North Pole are gearing up for their favorite time of year...
August is a very special time at the North Pole. While the elves enjoy the last full month of summer, as the high temperature can sometimes reach up to 41° F, they also start to prepare for the colder months of Autumn and Winter.
Because the elves of the North Pole consider themselves global citizens, they enjoy celebrating all of the national holidays!
Things are really heating up in the North Pole now! In June, the elves enjoy temperatures that can reach up to 38° F!
Welcome to May in the North Pole. The elves are excited because there is usually a big temperature jump in May.
April showers, bring May flowers… But in the North Pole April brings a lot of fun and festive times for the elves. With holidays that celebrate their love of fun and faith, April has it all.
Right now our favorite elves are decorating for St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole while also starting their spring cleaning and planting. They are dreaming about shamrocks and the sun!
Let’s take a look at some of the holidays our friends celebrate during the “Month of Love.”
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