12 Days of Christmas — Day 9


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season.  This ninth edition will not include nine ladies dancing, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.




Song:Frosty the Snowman” performed by The Ronettes. 

Courtesy of youtube.com


Recipe: Reindeer Rice Krispies Recipe 

Courtesy of thirtyhandmadedays.com
  • Total Time
    • 30 minutes 
  • Makes
    • 15 servings 
  • Ingredients
    • Six tablespoons of butter
    • One ten ounce bag of mini marshmallows
    • Six cups of Rice Krispies cereal
    • One package of candy eyeballs
    • One package of red M&M candies (or any red candies)
    • 12 ounces of dark cocoa candy melts
    • Popsicle sticks or craft spoons
  • Steps
    • 1) Melt butter in a large pot and add marshmallows. 
    • 2) Stir until marshmallows are completely melted. 
    • 3) Take off of heat and add Rice Krispies cereal. 
    • 4) Spoon into buttered nine by 13 inch pan. 
    • 5) Let harden and cut into rectangles.
    • 6) Carefully push your craft spoons into the treats. 
    • 7) Melt chocolate following the instructions on the package and then spoon into a plastic baggie.
    • 8) Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and to make antlers. 
    • 9) Use a small dot of chocolate under the candy eyes and M&M nose to attach them to the Rice Krispies treat.


Courtesy of goodhousekeeping.com




Movie: The Polar Express 

The Polar Express features Tom Hanks in an animated adventure based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.  In the 2004 flick, a little boy takes a magical train ride to the North Pole,” courtesy of goodhousekeeping.com.








Courtesy of firstpalette.com

Three-Dimensional Paper Christmas Tree

  • Supplies
    • Green paper or cardstock
    • Toilet paper roll
    • White glue
    • Scissors
    • Craft knife
    • Paper or fabric star
    • Sequins, small paper shapes, beads, buttons, glitter glue 
  • Instructions
    • 1) Print out this square pyramid template on letter size green paper or cardstock.  The printable includes three pyramid templates of varying sizes.
    • 2) Use a craft knife to make cross slits following the “X” lines at the center of each square pyramid.
    • 3) Cut out all three square pyramid templates.
    • 4) On one square pyramid, fold one of the triangles inward.  Unfold.
    • 5) Fold the three other triangles inwards as well.  Unfold all three.  Now all four triangles are properly creased at the base.
    • 6) Notice how two of the triangles have a pair of side tabs.  Now fold each side tab inwards.
    • 7) Bring one triangle with side tabs up towards the center.  Bring an adjacent triangle up towards the center as well.  Glue the two triangles together by the side tab.
    • 8) Bring the remaining triangles towards the center, gluing them together along the side tabs.
    • 9) Assemble the two other templates following steps four to eight to come up with three square pyramids of different sizes.
    • 10) Turn the middle-sized pyramid upside down.  Push the flaps at the center inwards.
    • 11) Apply glue lines connecting the four corners of the cross slits.
    • 12) Position the middle-sized pyramid on top of the large pyramid.  Gently push down the middle-sized pyramid so that the tip of the large pyramid is pushed inside the cross slits of the middle-sized pyramid.  The glue that was applied in step eleven will bind the two pyramids permanently together.
    • 13) Do steps ten and eleven for the small pyramid and position it on top of the middle-sized pyramid.  Carefully push down on the small pyramid to glue it firmly onto the middle-sized pyramid.  With all pyramids stacked one on top of the other, the shape is not that of a basic Christmas tree shape.
    • 14) Do steps ten and eleven for the large pyramid.  Create a tree trunk by inserting a toilet paper roll through the cross slits.  Push the toilet paper roll until the top touches the inside walls of the pyramid.
    • 15) Glue on some sequins, rhinestones, fabric stars, stickers, foam shapes, or paper shapes.  Draw sparkly dots and lines with glitter glue or puffy paint.


Courtesy of Mrs. Bensen

Memory: Mrs. Jenn Bensen P’10 H’15, Head of the Upper School

“When I was growing up, we had a wonderful tradition in our house that continues to this day in my own family.  Once our tree was decorated and on display, elves would visit each night.  Small treats were left under the tree for my brothers, sisters and me, and usually a note, written in tiny lettering, reminding us to be good and that Santa was always watching.  The elves continued to make nightly visits all the way to Christmas Eve.”


Featured Image by Caroline Baranello ’20