DIY Advent Calendar

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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A DIY Advent Calendar is such a great idea & it cuts out the 'how long until... questions'. Lulu knows that when she opens the last bag, that will be the day we go on holidays - the reason why this calendar only counts down until the 14th. As we are getting ready to go on holidays and Lulu won't be getting many presents for Christmas, this years advent calendar was light on activities and heavy on toys. I don't think Lulu minded. I did include the essential 'buy a gift for a kid in need', 'go to your daycare Christmas party' and 'bake Christmas cookies with mum'.

This years DIY Advent Calendar was a little more involved than last years, but still pretty easy. Should you want to make one next year, you'll need:

white paper bags
red & white string
glitter
glue
free printable tags from Simple as That
stick
hole punch

Cut out the tags, decorate the bags, add the activity or toy, punch the hole & string it up. Wa La an advent calendar.

Do your kids have an advent calendar? When I was little I had a chocolate one from the shops that I loved. Lulu has started noticing them so it won't be long before she's begging for one of those instead of a DIY Advent Calendar. I'll enjoy it while it lasts!

PS Advent Calendar 2013 and Advent Calendar 2014

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