Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Crafts! Advent Calendar!!

I love making Landon a advent calendar each year.(We also buy him a playmobil advent calendar each year.) It's been something fun we've done and I think I'm going to keep doing it until he's too old to care. Ha. Last year I made THIS ONE but this year I wanted to do something a little different.

You will need:
Different colors of green paper(I had 5 different colors/textures)
Tissue paper(You don't NEED this but it's what I used)
Glue(I used hot glue because it was faster)

Different color paper for numbers/ornaments
Tape to help hold things in
Round objects to help you make exact circles(I had 4 different sized objects)

Trace object and cut out circles.

Cut each circle in half.

Roll each half into cones by "connecting" each "flat" end. You have to roll it a bit tight to get it to stand straight without dipping in the middle. I hot glues the whole side down then put a dot in the inside to let the flap hold better.

I cut out little red circles for the numbers but you could just write it on the trees if you wanted. I also ended up using a yellow star for the 24th. I used one hot glue dot to keep the circles on.

I cut the tissue in little squares and wrote everything on my scrap paper to put inside.

I rolled the advent paper and stuck it in the top of the cone then packed the tissue in there to hold it.

I used a hole-punch to make ornaments for the 24th then used hot glue to put them on.

Landon's Advent Forest! He loves it! So much more than last years.

Somethings we have in our advent calendar:
Mini Christmas tree for Little's room
Ornaments for little tree
Christmas movies
Little toys/gifts (checkers, nutcracker, cocoa, chocolate spoon)
Activities(go to movies, have movie night, go to lunch, make Christmas crafts, make decorations, make Santa cookies...ect)


LivKit said...

So cute!

Jen said...

So cute!! I'm totally going to do this next year for Lexi. I don't think she would really appreciate it this year.

Amanda said...

thanks for the advice! and what a cute advent calendar! :)

tina said...

Best advent calendar I ve ever seen with lots of fun.