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Monday August 15, 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.

Open Almighty Gate!

What’s a Spek Toe?

[Open Almighty Gate!]

Waldo, Mikee, and Gizmo were standing in front of the giant castle gate. 

As you remember, dear readers, the three of them crossed the lake to reach the castle where the meanie lives. Yes, it was the meanie who launched the virus and caused the mess at the North Pole.

Despite talks about the haunted castle and a meanie with giant teeth and sharp claws, the elves had to get there. They had to save Christmas.

However, the elves had one thing in their way – the giant castle gate. To the tiny elves, the gate seemed to stretch above the clouds. They had no way to open it. 


“Hey, guys, what’s a Spek toe?” Waldo asked curiously. 

“We’re kind of busy here, Waldo.” Gizmo grumbled. “We need to find a way to open the gate if we’re to have any hope of saving Christmas.”

“I’ve heard of BIG toes and PINKY toes, but I’ve never heard of a SPEK toe,” Waldo declared as he looked at his feet.

“What are you talking about?” challenged Mikee.

“The sign!” replied Waldo. “It says Spek toe. Actually, it says Spe k to e, but I call it Spek toe.”

“WHAT?! What sign?” Gizmo inquired excitedly.

“THIS sign!” blurted Waldo pointing to the old weathered sign on the gate he was standing in front of. 

[by Marija Elf]

Taking a closer look, Gizmo began scraping the frozen snow from the sign revealing the words ‘Speak to enter.’

“It doesn’t say Spe k to e; it says ‘Speak to enter,’” chuckled Gizmo.

“Open the gate!” Gizmo demanded, but nothing happened.

“Open, almighty gate!” Mikee tried. Still nothing.

“Open, my sweetest pudding gate.” Waldo tried, but the gate didn’t move at all. “There’s no use! This old rusty piece of trash will never open!”

“Hmmm, old... Waldo, you’re a genius!” Gizmo exclaimed.

“Me?!” a confused Waldo questioned. 

Gizmo had an idea! Since it was an old castle, old as the North Pole itself, it may only understand the old elvish language – Sindarin.

“Oh no! What are we going to do? No one speaks that old Sindarin language anymore!” Mikee said.

What do you think will happen? Is there anyone or ANYTHING that might know the old elvish language? Will the elves find a way to get in?

More updates tomorrow. Right here; ONLY on the North Pole Times. 

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