Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday crafts! Advent Calendar!

This didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to, but I love the idea. The month of December is going to be all about family. We are going to do something together as a family every night this month (until Christmas and it will be just Landon and I on duty nights).

What you need.
3 pieces of red card stock (I used orange/red)
3 pieces of green card stock
Old magazines (cut out Windows & doors)
scissors
glue
exacto knife

Directions

  1. cut out enough pictures for all 25 days. Try to get different shapes and sizes, but keep them big enough to write under.
  2. Glue them to the red paper.
  3. Use the knife to cut 3 sides to make a flap on each door or window.
  4. Then glue down the red paper onto the green. Make sure you don't glue down the flaps!

Tape the backs like so.

Write the numbers next to each door and pick what you want them to say inside.
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Here are a few ideas:
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Craft Night
Movie Night
Game Night
Make Santa cookies
Make a fort
Go for ice cream
Decorate the house
You pick dinner!
Open a gift early
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Idea from family fun magazine

2 comments:

♥Mrs. B.♥ said...

this is such a fun idea :) I'll have to try it when lexi gets older!

Mrs. Co said...

What a cute idea!