Hello my dear friends and readers,
I haven’t posted about my book in ages. I have to admit, life is very busy at the moment and is sadly distracting me from my passion of book writing and illustrating. But on a happier note, I am currently celebrating my one year anniversary on publishing my book “The Adventures of Bucklethorn Forest, Who stole the berries?”. The book sales are still ongoing, so if you don’t have one yet, then don’t hesitate and get a copy! :)
Recently I have been getting very sweet and encouraging messages from friends who have bought my book. Their children find great joy in hearing the story, studying the pictures and the special task of finding the little ladybug hidden on every page.
If you are still looking for a great, educational Christmas present for your child, maybe this children’s book is just the thing. If you click on the kindle version, you can have a sneak-peek into the book.
On behalf of Bucklethorn forest, we wish all of you a wonderful first advent!
Do you have a hard time waiting for Christmas to finally arrive? Here is a fun way of counting the days till Christmas. It does not require much material or time to make. A quick but fun advent feature to help Christmas come quicker. It’s a snowman advent count down. You can choose if you want to count down 24 to 1 or up to Christmas from 1 to 24, that is entirely up to what you prefer.
- 1 round canvas
- acrylic paint and paintbrushes
- 1 piece of black and orange card paper
- scissors, pencil, glue
- 1 envelope clasp (or also called brads)
Print out the snowman’s hat and carrot nose template and outline these on your black and orange card paper. Then cut them out.
Using your pencil carefully write the numbers 1 through 24 around your canvas. Bare in mind, that at the top you need some empty space to stick the snowman’s hat.
Time for painting. When you are satisfied with the positioning of your numbers you can paint them. Then add a fun snowman face in the middle. You can also use black and white paper as eyes, that’s up to you if you prefer to paint or stick them on.
Write in big letters on your snowman’s hat “Days ‘Till Christmas” and you are almost done.
The last step is a bit tricky. You need to make a small hole in the middle of the canvas for your envelope clasp. Then fold your carrot paper flaps back and stick the envelope clasp through them into the canvas. Your carrot nose should now be able to turn all the way around without the clasp being visible.
I hope you enjoy the project and you find yourself getting into the Christmas spirit.