kids I've always thought about making an Advent Calendar and last year I
wrote a blog on how I always forget until it’s too late. I’m still the same
girl who loves to be crafty but as a busy Mum, time just seems to go by so
fast….I’m sure you can all relate.
So in last year’s
blog I promised that in 2016 I would be organised and create my very own Advent
Calendar for the kids. I found this awesome link to an amazing amount of
Calendar ideas from The Crafty Crow - LINK - seriously inspiring!
There are so
many, some more complicated than others but you’ll definitely find something
for whatever crafty skill level you have.
is an image of the one I selected to try and create.
And here is
my creation. I cheated a bit and didn’t get my sewing machine out to stitch it
together, rather I used the good old stapler! I got a bit excited and stapled
around the bottom of the cloud before I had tied the string to the coat hanger
and had to unpick many staples…don’t do that…..
the edges of the cloud with washi tape to cover the staples which I think looks
great. I also used some handmade wrapping paper from the kids painting
activities that we keep for wrapping or crafting.
What's Inside The Parcels
bubbles, animal figurines, balloons, sweets, Lego figures, fun underpants,
bouncy balls, party poppers, glitter glue.
I also made
3 parcels with the word “Surprise” inside. They are for Lego and sticker books
that were too big to put in the parcels.
you could use are, tattoos, hair ties, experiences (promise to attend the zoo),
washi tape, socks, jewellery, hugs and kisses although they come free and regular in my house………
thought I had while making the Advent Calendar is (and addressing the fact that
I don’t care for disposable plastic crappy toys that last 5 minutes before
breaking) is to make small parcels with a note inside giving the location of something
you have hidden in house.
So as this
was my first time, it turned out a little pricey! I think next time I will bake
some treats on some of the days, give vouchers for experiences as mentioned
above and buy things they need. As the saying goes – ‘Something they want, Something
they need, Something to wear and Something to read’.
lead up to Christmas everyone!