Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Done and done
I didn't grow up using an Advent Calendar, but I've been inspired this year by some of the great ones I have seen. Each box on our calendar is filled with a piece of chocolate and two slips of paper: one with part of the Christmas story and one with a fun "Christmas-like" activity to do that day. For some ideas for activities go here. My activities are definitely tailored to a 10 month old and three year old.
To make the calendar I used an assortment of paper mache boxes tacked to a paper covered cork board. The tape is from the Martha Stewart Christmas collection, which you can find here. I printed the numbers onto blank sticker paper and voila! An Advent Calendar that took only an hour to make.