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DIY Advent Calendar For Kids Christmas Countdown

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Looking for an easy Homemade Advent Calendar you can make at home

This DIY Advent Calendar For Kids is super easy and affordable!

It is made of brown paper lunch bags and it makes the perfect Kids’ Christmas Countdown!

 

DIY Advent Calendar For Kids

 

Christmas is the most exciting time of the year for children.

Having a Christmas countdown for kids builds excitement and makes the entire holiday season fun!

Christmas Countdown For Kids Homemade Advent Calendar

Advent calendars are a popular Christmas countdown. 

Each day your child can open a new little gift as a way of counting down the days until Christmas!

I don’t like buying pre-made Advent calendars for my kids, I always make a homemade Christmas countdown.

This year, I came up with the idea of making a door Advent calendar to hang on each one of my children’s bedroom doors. 

It was super simple to make, and my kids are so excited for December to roll around so they can start their Christmas countdown with their Homemade Advent calendar!

 

Homemade Advent Calendar

 

DIY Advent Calendar For Kids

This is a really simple homemade Advent calendar to make! 

Materials For DIY Advent Calendar For Kids:

 

Instructions to make a door homemade Advent calendar:

1. Write numbers 1-24 on each bag.

2. Fill each bag with a small filler.

3. Collapse each bag and fold in half.

4. Measure the burlap ribbon to fit the door.

5. Cut two pieces of ribbon the same size. Give it extra length to wrap over the top of the door.

6. Tape the ribbon to the top of the door with extra heavy-duty tape.

7. Using clothespins, attach bags 1-12 to the first ribbon. Then attach bags 13-24 to the second ribbon.

8. Add decorative gift tags to achieve the look you want.

Be sure to add this DIY advent calendar to your Christmas Bucket List!

 

DIY Advent Calendar For KidsChristmas Countdown For Kids

 

What can I put in my child’s Advent calendar?

With 24 days to fill, coming up with small and creative advent fillers for kids can be a chore.

Of course, you could fill every day with a piece of chocolate, but we all know that’s not the best option for our kids.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I did add several pieces of chocolate candy to my child’s advent calendar, but there were many other fun trinkets and surprises to make my kids’ Christmas countdown extra special. 

Advent Filler Ideas For Kids:

Pick and choose what little things your child would love.

I always choose a special advent filler for Christmas Eve, it is always something that goes along with one of our fun Christmas Eve activities.

Homemade Advent Calendar For Kids

 

DIY Advent Calendar For Kids

 

I hope this fun homemade advent calendar adds some good cheer to your family this holiday season!

Making an advent calendar with children is such a meaningful Christmas tradition.

It is also very affordable if you are looking for ways to celebrate Christmas on a tight budget!

For more affordable ways to celebrate Christmas, be sure to read about the 4-Gift Rule and print off this DIY Christmas Coupon Book Stocking Stuffer!

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If you make this simple DIY Advent Calendar, please let me know in the comments!

Wishing you and your kids a fun countdown to Christmas!

Yield: 24 Advent Bags

DIY Advent Calendar For Kids Christmas Countdown

Homemade Advent Calendar
A simple DIY Advent Calendar for kids made from brown paper lunch bags.

Materials

  • Small Brown Paper Bags
  • White Paint Marker
  • Fancy Gift Tags
  • Wired Burlap Ribbon
  • Advent Fillers
  • Clothes Pins
  • Heavy Duty Tape

Instructions

  1. Write numbers 1-24 on each bag.
  2. Fill each bag with a small filler.
  3. Collapse each bag and fold in half.
  4. Measure the burlap ribbon to fit the door.
  5. Cut two pieces of ribbon the same size. Give it extra length to wrap over the top of the door.
  6. Tape the ribbon to the top of the door with extra heavy-duty tape.
  7. Using clothespins, attach bags 1-12 to the first ribbon. Then attach bags 13-24 to the second ribbon.
  8. Add decorative gift tags to achieve the look you want.

Notes

Advent calendar filler ideas:

  • temporary tattoos
  • a special ornament to put on the Christmas tree
  • a letter to Santa
  • a gift card
  • a note to bake cookies together
  • money
  • mini wind-up toy
  • a special note to tell your child how much they are loved

    Moms Helping Moms! Share The Love!

    Stephanie L.

    Sunday 29th of November 2020

    Love the ideas and so easy to do!

    Leah

    Sunday 29th of November 2020

    Oh this is sooo cute & fun! My toddler is only 18 months old and would completely rip this apart but I’m saving this for next year! I can’t wait! I love the suggested items for each bag too, so fun!

    Carrie Pankratz

    Friday 27th of November 2020

    I love this idea. I even like the look of the bags. I'm always at a loss for what to put in things like this because it usually ends up costing so much. These are great ideas. Thanks.

    Annie

    Monday 23rd of November 2020

    This is a wonderful idea and you know what your children are getting inside.

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