Saturday, November 28, 2009

Advent Calendar

As I mentioned in my last post, we have been working on an advent calendar. I had great plans to be a very crafty mother and make a nice quilted calendar with pockets which I could use each year but I'm not the most organised person in the world so if I start it now it might be ready for next Christmas.
In the mean time I decided to make something quick and easy which Junior could help me with. We decided on a mini bag advent from the Kid's Craft Weekly Advent issue. We used cake bags left over from our wedding, rather than mini envelopes and they worked fine.
We added some red stars with potato prints, numbered them 1 to 24 ...
... and then I had to think up a Christmassy themed activities to do each day.
I added a little surprise to each bag and then used mini pegs to attach them to a Christmas ribbon. Very quick and easy.

1 comment:

  1. A fab idea. I really like the idea of having a Christmas activity inside! You put me to shame ;o)