[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Tuesday April 20, 2021    
[Mikee Elf]
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.

Over the River & Through the Woods

Who's the Most Agile?

[Over the River & Through the Woods]

The Games continued today with our seventh event – the Obstacle Course – an event perhaps more challenging for the elves to build than for our Great Eight Reindeer to complete.

“We’ve been racking our brains for months trying to come up with a good course,” said Manny Elf, head of Reindeer Game Obstacle Course Construction. “But it’s not so easy, you know. Santa’s Reindeer can do anything – run super fast, fly very high, leap over tall buildings. There aren’t many obstacles that present an obstacle for them – if you know what I mean.”

So what to do? Since our reindeer can do so many things, what could possibly be difficult for them?

“Well, what can I do?” said Manny. “I guess I’ll just make the course as close to a Christmas Eve run as I can. At least that will be fun for everyone to watch.”

And so it was done. Each reindeer will be hitched to a big sleigh full of gifts – just like on Christmas Eve (except Santa won’t be along for the ride on our course).

When the race begins, each will take off with the sleigh, fly over a river, through the woods many miles outside the North Pole, make a big u-turn at Schenectady and then head back.

Once back at the North Pole, the reindeer will land on a big house, unload some gifts and then take off toward the end of the course. Just before the finish line, each reindeer will put on some skates and perform a double back-flip on the ice.

[by Timbo Elf] “Well, they won’t have to do the back-flips on Christmas Eve,” said Manny. “We just thought it would be fun for the reindeer and exciting for everyone to see!”

Indeed it will be. And so before a packed house at Manny’s Super-Duper Obstacle Course Stadium, the event was ready to begin.

First up – Donder. She’s got her sleigh – and she’s off! Donder takes off effortlessly and heads for Schenectady and makes it in very good time. And now she’s heading back to the Pole and our house on the course.

“Oh my, it’s a beautiful landing on the roof,” said Rudolph. “Donder looks ready for the big run.”

And then to the end of the course and some effortless double back-flips on the ice and Donder is across the line in 43.2 seconds. A superb performance.

The rest of the Great Eight followed with good showings as well, but only the top four could move to tomorrow’s final round. It looks like Dasher, Donder, Dancer and Vixen are the top four, finishing just ahead of Prancer, Cupid, Comet and Blitzen.

Check back tomorrow when they will race once again for the gold medal!


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