Day 24: Christmas Eve Craft and Sam’s Snowflake

Christmas tree toilet roll holder craft

So we come to the last day of our Christmas TRH Book Advent. Of course the obvious choice for Christmas Eve craft was always going to be the Christmas tree! I think ideally it could hold something like a Mars Bar but not sure if this would make it topple over. We added chocolate buttons … Read more

Day 22: Wreath Craft & The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud

wreath and polar bear

Children are not children for long. I mean it does not seem like five minutes ago my oldest was about to start school, now he’s over 6ft, working and about to start driving lessons, how did that happen?! For this reason I really like to make things that will hold a special treasured memory. Hands … Read more

Day 21: Shepherd and Twelve Days of Christmas

shepherd trh craft

For day twenty-one we decided to revisit the nativity, as I think a few gentle reminders about why people celebrate Christmas are important.  We started to make this shepherd as Joseph but there was just something about him that did not look right. I think it was the quality of the material I used being too rich. … Read more

Day 20: Candle & Gone (Book for older teens)


With all the excitement at school – the parties, the plays,seeing Father Christmas, the decorations  and the dark nights, my boys are really getting tired now. So a nice simple craft was in order. This candle could not have been easier. We simply painted the toilet roll holder white, attached a short piece of silver … Read more

Day: 19 Decoration Craft & Spooks Apprentice – Book for age 9+

decoration trh craft

We still have not got our Christmas decorations up, mainly due to our youngest’s special needs. You can read more about Christmas with Special Needs over on my other blog The Sensory Seeker). So I thought a  Decoration would make a  really nice toilet roll holder craft – which would signify the day in which … Read more

Day 18 Carol Singer and Mr Men A White Christmas

carol singer christmas trh craft

You may be aware that it was Christmas Jumper Day and money was raised for Save the Children. Please do donate even £1 (for which 99p will go to STC) and can buy: one day’s high-nutrient food to help treat a severely malnourished child nine sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening … Read more

Day 17: Christmas Present ideas for Boys #Review

christmas presents for boys

Christmas Present Craft TRH I asked around for ideas of what things people associated with Christmas (for the Christmas TRH Book Advent) and have to say that presents came up a lot. Making a toilet roll holder (trh) into a present was really easy and a good, cheap, way to help teach your children the … Read more

Day 15: How The Grinch Stole Christmas & Penguin

Penguin trh

Today I have a Guest Post from Aly from the blog Bug, Bird and Bee as part of the  Christmas TRH Book Advent, which today we are on day 15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Over the last couple of years we have built up quite a collection of Dr.Seuss books.We have a number of favourites, but … Read more