A lovely 4th advent Sunday to you! Less than a week to go and the hectic and stress right before Christmas is at its peak. If you’d like to relax a minute, then think about this.
Deep down in the dark and calm woods of Bucklethorn Forest some animals are finding peace and joy at lighting the forth candle and the thought that Christmas is so close. They do not feel the pressure of buying the right presents or cooking the perfect Christmas meal. To them Christmas is a celebration revolving all around friendship.
Here is the promised solution to the 10 hidden ladybugs in last weeks picture. See if you were right and found them all :)
Can you find the one difference in the picture, as appose to the picture I posted last week? Yes, of course, the fourth candle is lit! Happy 4th advent everyone.
Time is flying! It is already the 3rd advent Sunday and we are moving closer and closer to Christmas Eve. If you would like to relax a bit and just get your mind off things, then here’s a little task for you.
Ladybugs from far and near have come to celebrate the 3rd advent together with Puck, Fiona and Mrs. Weaver. See if you can spot the 10 hidden ladybugs in Bucklethorn Forest. Next week the results will be posted, so if you don’t find all of the ladybugs just come back next Sunday to figure out which ones you missed.
Have fun and may the search begin.
On behalf of all of Bucklethorn Forest, we wish every one of you a peaceful and joyful second advent! May you find time in this hectic and stressful season to meditate on the true meaning of Christmas to you.
To help you get into the Christmas spirit I prepared a fun coloring sheet of Bucklethorn Forest’s second advent Sunday. Just download it, print it out and get started!
Come back soon to see what Bucklethorn Forest has in store for you on the third advent Sunday ;)
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.