How to Create a Postage Stamp From the North Pole

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How to Create a Postage Stamp From the North Pole
Make a North Pole Stamp. (Santa's Naughty & Nice List image by Infs from Fotolia.com)

You can help children create a postage stamp from the North Pole as a craft for entertainment or as a lesson about the postal system and how it operates. After creating the homemade Christmas stamp, children can pretend to send and receive letters directly from the North Pole. One child can even be the designated mail carrier.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Postal stamp template
  • Scissors
  • Santa clip art
  • Microsoft Works or Photoshop computer program
  • Glue
  • Permanent black marker

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Print out a postal stamp template. You can get one on Enchanted Learning if you are a member or you can print one for free from the Education Place website.

  2. 2

    Choose a Santa image from a clip art gallery. Christmas Graphics Plus has plenty of free Santa images. Click on the image you like. Go to "File" and then "Save Image As" to save the image to your computer. Open in Microsoft Works or a Photoshop computer program. Print the Santa image out.

    How to Create a Postage Stamp From the North Pole
    Choose a Santa image. (Santa ( place message) image by Kirubeshwaran from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Cut the Santa image out and glue it inside of the postal stamp template. Wait for the glue to dry.

    How to Create a Postage Stamp From the North Pole
    Glue the Santa image to the inside of the postal stamp template. (bottle of glue on black marble image by phizics from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Write "North Pole" across the bottom right hand corner of the homemade stamp using a permanent black marker.

    How to Create a Postage Stamp From the North Pole
    Write "North Pole" across the bottom right hand corner of the stamp. (black marker image by Alexander Zhiltsov from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Add "USA $.44" across the top right corner of the homemade stamp. Wait for the marker to dry before displaying the completed North Pole stamp.

Tips and warnings

  • You can scale the Santa image up or down to fit inside of the postal stamp template. Just click on the Santa image to reveal a square. Drag the corner out to make the Santa bigger, or drag the corner in to make the Santa smaller.

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