Friday, November 30, 2012

make a quick advent calendar

 You and your children can whip up this easy advent in a couple of hours...by yourself, you can do this in one hour. All you need is a box of cone shaped coffee filters, a wooden spoon, paper scraps and yarn. Hop on over to scrumdillydilly for the diy. 
There are many ways you can tweak this project to inclue your young children. Pre-writers can add numbered stickers to the filters while young writers can write out the numbers on blank sticker, punchedpaper or onto the filters themselves. Instead of punching holes and tying the yarn to each filter, whip out a stapler and see if your kiddos can master that skill. If not, scotch, masking or washi tape will work as well. 
Fill filters with small wrapped chocolates, stickers, and paper strips with wee adventures written upon them. Your child can tear off a filter full of fun each day! This is definitely not a reusable calendar but the process in which you make it with your child will last forever! Writing numbers, using scissors, punching holes and tying knots. The key is to have fun! 

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