We made our own Count Down/ Advent calendar. I looked around for different crafts. I wanted to do one we could use every year but there is some problems with that. For one I need enough space for 8+ kids inside each day. Not a lot of crafts are built for large families. Procrastination was the other problem. I suggest starting crafts at least a week before you need them!
So this years I got from Design Sponge. Of course I had to put my own spin on it. I had my kids decorate the envelopes. I have 8 kids who can color so they each got 3. YMMV depending on how many kids you have. You can also do stickers, stencils, painting, etc.
Inside the envelopes I put Hershey Kisses. One for each kid. I do recommend doing the same thing and not a mix. Because then you will have kids fighting. Unless your kid is abnormal...I mean nice.
I used garland instead of string (cause thats what I had), and I used tacks to hang the garland . I wrote the numbers on every day cause I didn't have stencils or stickers. But you can get really creative and do the pictures inside giant numbers. Or you can have each kid create a number out of reindeer or hearts or whatever. Like I said, get creative.
|If your craft is heavy you may need more than tacks. Mine was pretty heavy with our choice of chocolate.|