[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Friday February 03, 2023    
[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.


Boy, am I glad to see you two!

Mystery is getting more mysterious!

[Boy, am I glad to see you two!]

Last week, Super Secret took an accidental sleigh ride while the Kosmic Kid cracked the code.
 
Super Secret sat shivering, sipping a cup of hot cocoa, wrapped in a blanket with both of his feet in a bucket of warm water.

“I s-s-s-olved the case!” chattered Super Secret. “The reins fell out of the s-s-sleigh on Santa’s test ride somewhere over Anchorage! I left my other b-b-b-boot there to mark the spot!”
 
“Are you sure you didn’t just drop it by accident?” inquired the Kosmic Kid.
 
“Unclear.” admitted Super Secret.
“Well, I cracked the code while you were, uh, on your trip! It seems that Waldo-”

“Exactly! Waldo! As I’ve been saying all along! Where’s Gherkin?”
“Pickles,” corrected Kosmic Kid, “he went to find Waldo-”
 
“And now they’re both missing!?” Super Secret said “This mystery is getting more mysterious!” 
 
Suddenly, a boisterous “Ho, Ho, Ho” came echoing through the barn. “Well, well, well, Super Secret Jack Spinner and the Kosmic Kid!” bellowed Santa Claus. “Boy, am I glad to see you two!”
 
“Santa, we solved-,” began Kosmic Kid.

“I’ll tell him, Kid!” interrupted Super Secret. “Looks like a snowman named Waldo stole the reins, made them into some kind of pickle soup and then threw a surprise party for his pet mouse named Chris!”
 
Kosmic Kid and Santa both said: “Hunh?”

“I thought it sounded weird too,” admitted Super Secret.
 
“Actually, it was Waldo Elf,” Kosmic began, “and he can tell you himself.”

[by Super Secret Jack Spinner]

Behind Santa, Pickles stood next to Waldo who was holding a Christmas present.
 
“I took the reins, it’s true,” said Waldo.

“I knew it!” said Super Secret, "I just knew it!"

Santa opened the present and inside were the reins, with brand new, shiny jingle bells!

“I thought they needed new jingle bells for the big night. I left a note for Pickles; I guess he missed it.”

Pickles blushed. “Sorry. I’m new here.”

Santa looked at Waldo, then started laughing as only he can: “Ho, ho, ho!” 

Then they all started laughing.
“Well, looks like I’ve solved another case!” proclaimed Super Secret as he patted Kosmic Kid on the head. “Stick with me, Kid. Someday you’ll make a decent detective!”

“Thanks, Jack,” said Santa. “And you too, Zack. I must get back to work. Christmas is just around the corner”

And with that, Santa turned and set off for the workshop with his newly furbished reins in hand. But before he walked out, Super Secret said, “One more thing, Santa. Any chance I can get new pair of boots for Christmas?”

Another exciting mystery solved by Super Secret Jack Spinner the Specialized Sleuth and his Mighty Sidekick, Zachery the Kosmic Kid! 

Check back in next year for another exciting case, ONLY on the North Pole Times!
Same Super Secret time! Same Super Secret place!


[Franny Fridays]

[Meet the Elves]

[Franny Elf]

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]