[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Saturday May 28, 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.


The Mary Sue

Splutters, hiccups and a suspicious burning smell

[The Mary Sue]

We last saw the Mighty Duo bumbling through a blizzard on course to the UK to- well, to complete a mission so top secret that even the Kid doesn’t know what it is! 

When Zachery the Kosmic Kid reached the harbour, Super Secret Jack Spinner had already rented a boat…

“We can’t sail anywhere in that!”

Jack stood proudly at the helm of a small, old, tired-looking motorboat. On the side was painted Mary Sue.

“Nonsense,” he replied, “This is just the thing!”

Climbing into the boat, Zach stepped in something sticky.
“Careful, she needed a little repair job. A tiny hole can’t stop us!”

Zach sighed. He was pretty sure he’d stood in a big, sticky lump of chewing-gum.

He closed his eyes as Jack started the engine. After splutters, hiccups and a suspicious burning smell… they were off!

Jack Spinner sang sea shanties all the way across the water. Zachery looked on disbelievingly. It was working! They were sailing! And quickly, too.

When Jack shouted, “Land ahoy!” Zach felt overjoyed. And then he felt… something else. 

Icy cold water. Soaking through his shoes.

The chewing gum was gone. The hole in the Mary Sue was rapidly letting in water!

Zach rowed while Jack tried, unsuccessfully, to bail out water with his hands. 

I CAN’T SWIM!” Jack Spinner screamed, splashing around. Freezing water flew into Zach’s eyes, “Save yourself, Kosmic! There’s no hope for me!”

When Jack finished screaming, Zachery said, gently,

“We’re ten feet from shore. You can walk in from here.”

When they climbed ashore, they were wet and they were cold, but they were safe.

“We’re here!” Jack exclaimed, spotting a nearby signpost, “We’re…”

[by Super Secret Jack Spinner]

Bienvenue au Québec!

“Québec?!” cried Jack, “We’re still in Canada?! We’re supposed to be looking for Santa’s lost glove in the UK!”

“Of course we are!” the Kid cried, “You can’t drive there or take a beat-up boat all the way across the ocean. We need to catch a flight if we’re going to make it on time.”

Ignoring Zach, Jack’s eyes fell on a noticeboard. He exclaimed, “I know… we’ll fly!” 

He pointed to the sign that had inspired him: Skyward bound! BILL'S BRILLIANT HOT AIR BALLOONS!

Will the Mighty Duo go up, up and away to the beautiful UK? Will they find Santa’s missing glove?

Use your Super Secret Decoder Wheel for a sneaky peek or log on next week to find out!

Same Super Secret Time! Same Super Secret Place!

 

Super Secret Decoder Key:   A=D

Super Secret Decoder Code: QR EDOORRQ ULGH


[School or Wonders]

[Meet the Elves]

[Ellie Elf]

Ellie Elf

Professor Ellie Elf loves to teach about all things Christmas. She's specializes in math and quantum physics but enjoys the less complicated lessons as well.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]