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Tuesday April 20, 2021    
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All new crafts for 2020

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.

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.

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.

This fun DIY paper cone Christmas Tree craft is super easy to make and a perfect holiday decoration to show off.

This Reindeer Headband craft is just too cute and would be perfect headwear for watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This adorable Santa Paper Plate Mask craft is a great craft for your child using things you most likely have around your home.

It's the most wonderful time of the year but it wouldn't be complete without Santa in his sleigh.

Kids 5 and under love to get creative with different painting techniques. Painting with sponges is a simple and fun way to explore basic shapes to paint and cut out.

Asian Leg of Marathon Begins

The Great Eight continue the Journey

[Asian Leg of Marathon Begins]

The Reindeer Games continued with another long and grueling leg of the Around-the-World Marathon! And Santa's Great Eight have shown magnificent speed and flying skills in the long race, all the while dazzling many puzzled on-lookers along the way.

Yesterday’s first day of the Marathon saw our eight reindeer race from the North Pole, through Canada and the United States and then up to Alaska.

And today’s leg proved to be even more exciting. With Comet leading the pack, the race headed across the Yukon and then over the Bering Sea into Russia. The deer then headed south and flew over Japan and Korea before heading west for Bejing, the capital of China.

Heading south from Bejing, Blitzen then took the lead as reindeer followed the path of the very famous 1114-mile Grand Canal, which is the longest ancient canal in the world. Starting at Beijing it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou. The oldest parts of the canal date back to the 5th century BC.

[by Timbo Elf] At Hangzhou, the race headed south to Hong Kong and Macau and then over Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand before heading back east to the Philippines, where Dancer then edged in front of the streaking pack.

Our race then zoomed back over the Pacific Ocean and into Mexico, down through Central America, over the Panama Canal and into Colombia. Our deer flew over the historic city of Manaus, Brazil, in the center of the Amazon rainforest and tracked the mighty Amazon River all the way to Macapa, near the mouth of the great river.

Then heading north over French Guiana and Devil’s Island, Prancer steamed into the lead as the race moved north towards the United States. After heading up the eastern seaboard, our deer came to Washington, D.C., and the White House, home of the President of the United States, and the end of the very tiring second leg.

Check back tomorrow for the exciting third leg of the Around-the-World Marathon!

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Franny Elf

Fly-About Franny Elf loves to fly. She also loves history and culture AND, of course, Christmas! She holds a Masters Degree both in History and Cultural Studies from the Elf Academy at the School of Wonders.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]