Christmas is coming faster than you might think and we have two great ideas to help you count the days! This year, instead of buying a chocolate advent calendar, you could make your own! It is very easy and quite inexpensive. The kids will surely love it and the older "kids" too! ;-)
1. Baby Sock Advent Calendar
This adorable idea comes from famous Martha Stewart. And a good way to use any orphan socks you might have!
- 24 socks (orphan socks, small socks, etc)
- 24 clothespins (preferably small)
- Numbers (stickers works well)
- A long string or ribbon
- Small gifts
- Arrange the socks in the order you want to hang them. There is no specific rule!
- Number them from 1 to 24 by using stickers or a sharpie.
- Insert a little surprise into each sock.
- Hang the string in the place chosen for the advent calendar.
- Hang the socks on the string using the clothespins next to each other.
This beautiful garland of socks will help children count the days until Christmas and get them a little surprise every day!
You can put small toys, treats but also a sweet note or a voucher for their activity - no need to spend a lot of money!
2. Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Wreath
You probably have a lot of toilet paper rolls this year due to the pandemic! Why not give them a fabulous second life by using them to create your own advent calendar.
- 25 empty toilet paper rolls
- gift wrapping paper
- little surprises
- large box
- Arrange the rolls to form a circle on the cardboard.
- Trace the approximate dimensions of the wreath.
- Cut out the shape of the wreath and paint it with spray paint or regular paint.
- Insert a little surprise in each roll.
- Wrap each roll using wrapping paper and ribbons.
- Number the wrapped rolls from 1 to 25.
- Glue the rollers to the wreath.
Which one is your favourite? Will you be making your own advent calendar this year?
Source: Guide Astuces · Photo Credit: ivaalex.blogspot.cz/Martha Stewart