[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Friday October 15, 2021    
[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.

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.

TOOMER, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

It's Terrific Task Tuesday!

[TOOMER, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!]

I've got a problem. A big problem. Which for a little elf is the worst kind of problem to have. I'll get to that in a minute, but first let me introduce myself to those who don't know me. I'm Toomer Elf and that I write in the North Pole Times every Tuesday. Have you heard of Santa's Nice List? Where he keeps the names of all the boys and girls who've behaved well over the year? Well, I work in the Nice List Department and my job is to get out in the big wide world and spot children doing good deeds. My Terrific Task Tuesday articles are all about the great tasks I've seen.

Anyway, back to my problem... Last Tuesday I received a note. It wasn't just any old note – this letter was signed by Santa himself.

Dear Toomer, (the letter began) As you know, I like to keep records of how many terrific tasks are being done around the world. Every year, the numbers are around the same, but this year something is very wrong. The number of children doing bad deeds is much higher than normal. It's so high, in fact, that thousands of children won't even make it onto the Nice List this year. And if the Nice List is much shorter, I'll have thousands of presents undelivered, filling the North Pole HQ. Please do your best to sort it out, Toomer – I'm relying on you. Santa

[by Toomer Elf]

He didn't even end the letter with a “Ho Ho Ho”, which was most un-Santa-like. He is clearly very worried about the increase in naughty children this year. I've never known him to be so concerned, so it must be serious.

Sorry to start the festive season on such a bad note. I really wish I could be celebrating all the good deeds I've seen, but I can't. I'll be back again next week to let you know whether I find out any new information. I'm going undercover to see whether I can spot what's making all these children stop doing Terrific Tasks.

Perhaps I should rename my column to Terrible Task Tuesdays...

Yours worriedly, Toomer


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