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Tuesday July 05, 2022    
[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

Pass on secret codes that only you and your fellow spy detectives can decipher. This Super Secret Decoder Wheel is SO secret that... We’d tell you more but, it’s a secret! :) A great way to build analytical skills.

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.

Looking for a fun craft idea to keep the kiddos busy this holiday season while on holiday recess? This cute little sock snowman might be exactly what you need! Other than being an adorable decoration, it’s also a cool way make use of old socks.

It's the most wonderful time of the year but it wouldn't be complete without Santa in his sleigh.

This adorable Santa Paper Plate Mask craft is a great craft for your child using things you most likely have around your home.

A Rudolph Reindeer Photo Ornament that is sure to make your kids stand out this Christmas. 

This Reindeer Headband craft is just too cute and would be perfect headwear for watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Craft is the perfect Christmas craft to stimulate that imagination and get those hands moving. Kids will also develop their creative skills while keeping occupied during this busy season. In addition, this craft will help to develop fine motor skills, which will assist your kids with their writing.

This adorable Paper Tube Santa Claus Craft for kids is great for preschool and older kids! The best part is that toilet paper rolls can be recycled into a wonderful Christmas craft.

Who's Big Ben?

It’s magic!

[Who's Big Ben?]

Last week we left our Mighty Duo in a tangled heap outside Edinburgh Airport, where they’d crashed old Bessie the WWI bi-plane in their search for Santa’s missing, magical glove…

“Oh, no!” Jack moaned, “I think it’s broken!”

“What is?” Zach pulled himself from the wreckage, rushing to Jack’s aid. He was rolling around, a pained look on his face.

“My… my emergency cookie! I saved it all this time! Homemade by Mrs Claus. Smashed to pieces…”

Once he’d confirmed they were both free of any serious injury, Zach began to think.

“How will we find this glove? Where do we start? Christmas is in real danger, we’re running out of time!”

Jack was too busy mourning about his broken treat to pay attention.

“What exactly did Santa say to you?”

“He didn’t say anything. He just left me this note…”

Jack fished a crumpled piece of paper out of his pocket. It was smudged from their time in the water and a bit sticky from the cookie, but Zach could just make out Santa’s writing:

Dropped glove flying over UK last Christmas Eve. Need you to retrieve URGENTLY from Big Ben.

“Who’s Big Ben? It must be code…extremely top secret…”

“Jack, we need to catch a plane, NOW!”

[by Super Secret Jack Spinner]

A bewildered Jack Spinner followed his trusty sidekick through Edinburgh Airport and onto a plane at record speed. The plane had taken off before he had a chance to ask, “Why are we flying to London? The glove could be anywhere. We should be doing some serious sleuthing right now.”

“Big Ben isn’t a code signature. It’s a location. There’s a clock tower in London and that’s it’s name!”

“I knew it! I was just about to say that.”

Jack rejoiced when the Kid found the missing glove inside the clock tower.

“Another case solved! You’re very lucky, Kid, to be learning the sleuthing trade from such a pro.”

But Zach had other things on his mind. He looked at the glove, big and warm in his small hand.

“How are we going to get all the way home in time for Christmas? We found the glove but… is it too late?” wondered Jack.
“It’s magic!” the Kid responded as he took placed the glove aside of his nose.

[I found your glove, sir]In a blink, the glove had transported the Mighty Duo back to their North Pole headquarters. The Mighty Duo then delivered the magic glove to Santa himself.

“I found your glove, sir.” announced Super Secret Jack Spinner, proudly. I came up with a plan, followed it through, and solved another case!” 

“Ho, ho, ho. I’m sure Zach was able to help; yes?” inquired Santa while winking at the Kosmic Kid.

“He had a couple suggestions that I took into consideration, but he’s learning.” Jack responded while patting Zach on the head. “Stick with me Kid. You’ve got a ways to go yet, but you’ll get there.”

Once again Super Secret Jack Spinner the Specialized Sleuth and his Mighty Sidekick Zachery the Kosmic Kid solved the Super Secret case.

Will there be another Super Secret Case next year? Will Santa need the incredible skills of this Mighty Duo?

Check back next season to find out!

Same Super Secret Time! Same Super Secret Place!

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Jiller Elf

Jiller Elf is a part-time Reporter at the North Pole Times. Elvin wants her to work full time, but Jiller likes working in the toyshop too much.

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