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.
A moist and delicious banana bread recipe that your 'lil elves will go nuts over. Santa just loves it served warm with a pat of butter.
Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, And bring it right here.
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!
Before he left, Santa gave Boone a tiny little box wrapped with a red ribbon. The box was small enough to fit into the palm of his hand… almost like a jewelry box.
Please, Santa, can I stay here at the North Pole and be part of YOUR family? Please?
The elves were about to leave the workshop when they heard a voice.
The Presentator is a present-switching machine Gizmo invented long ago when the elves faced a similar problem with Christmas presents.
There was no time to start from the beginning as Christmas is so soon!
Waldo looked at Boone and said, “What...? What happened to you?” Gizmo, Mikee, and Randolph turned around, in shock.
Waldo, Mikee, and Gizmo were so overwhelmed with joy that they didn’t notice what was happening right next to them.
Boone stood in front of the central computer that controls everything in Santa’s village. It was out of order.
Randolph took off and flew across the sky through snow and blizzard. He followed Boone’s instructions, which...
The overweight reindeer swooped out of the sky and plopped back onto the roof.
The chubby fella with one horn took off and flew so high that the elves could no longer see him.
It’s not too late! You CAN help save Christmas!
Long, long ago, before we settled at the North Pole...
Little Boogerwig got mad, Really mad… I mean REALLY, REALLY mad.
After talking with Boogerwig, the elves learned that he hates them and Christmas too. What they didn’t understand was why.
“It is I, Boogerwig, the most meanest of all mean meanies ever!”
The elves heard the sound of footsteps echoing off the walls. Someone or something was there.
The elves entered the spooky castle and started the quest for the meanie.
The elves were moving slowly towards the dark castle with one thing in mind – save Christmas.
“Let’s see. If I just cross-connect the wire from the who-ja-ba to the whatcha-callit and then bridge it to the flex-transistor…”
We need to find a way to open the gate if we’re to have any hope of saving Christmas.
Gotta be careful on this one; I’ve heard talk on that castle.
I’ve not heard of the elvish creature you speak of.
The three elves turned around to see a huge wall of white headed straight for them.
I’ve seen no new elf girl nor heard of her. The Snow Fairy might help you; she lives over the hill.
Just when they thought things couldn’t get any worse, they noticed two more eyes in the darkness scurrying straight at them.
Three elves set out on a mission to find the menace who is actively trying to ruin Christmas.
Waldo looked desperately around. Everyone blamed him for the mess.
The lights went off, the toy-making machine, the Appendapulator, started making the wrong toys, and the whole village was in a mess!
I’m writing this by the light of Rudolph’s nose. The lights are off at the entire North Pole!
There’s been quite a stir recently here at the North Pole. Our little friend ChrisMouse, who loves running behind the walls at Santa’s Village, has become a little bolder.
Something strange was happening in the Newsroom. It came out of nowhere and affected most of the news services at the North Pole Times - including the website. But Gizmo's team got 'er done!
The News systems at the North Pole Times have been acting strangly throughtout the last fews days. Gizmo and team are working to resolve the issue.
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!