In the lead up to the fat man’s arrival I will be sharing my Christmas crackers! Each Thursday see a run down of some of my favourite Christmas things, from ornaments to family fun games.
‘Tis the season to be shopping!
Or not. I am kicking off the series with some brilliant DIY advent calendars. You have 18 days to get crafting before December 1 and I have helped you out a little with a ready-to-go printable at the end of this post.
Got some toilet rolls hanging around? This idea from Morning Creativity is great. It would work with my son’s destructive capabilities to punch holes in the end of a roll each day.
Another toilet roll number! This one is all things pretty from Mindy Pitcher.
Well, as pretty as toilet rolls get!
Super simple and one for the adults. This Lindt chocolate advent wreath, from Homemade Gifts Made Easy would get anyone in the spirit.
I love the Lindt wreath but if you are looking for something even easier check out this idea which is more my simple style.
An exciting yet easy basket of goodies with just a few readily available items and this free printable will have your kids eagerly counting down until Christmas day.
What you will need is:
- Brown paper bags
- 24 Pegs or paperclips
- Advent calendar tags
- 24+ Small toys or treats
- Basket, bowl or box
1. Simply fill each paper bag with a toy and/or treat, fold over the top.
2. Cut out your advent calendar tags and peg a tag onto each bag.
3. Pop all 24 bags into a Christmas box, bowl or basket in order so your little one has a surprise to wake up to each day in the lead up to Christmas! Or you could mix it up to help with their math skills by playing with the order.
4. Pat yourself on the back for your awesome parenting skills!
Plus you have full control on what your child gets each morning. These things can’t wait until after breakfast or even (gulp) the afternoon!
Do you like to create your own DIY advent calendar?
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