Today’s project for us is to put together our Advent/Christmas countdown calendar. Here’s how to make one at your home.
Start with a star. You can use white, yellow, or gold construction or card stock paper. I use white and then the girls get to go “glitter” it because they love the sparkly stuff!
Here’s a star template for you to use if like me you find it difficult to make one on your own. You can also use whatever your favorite holiday symbol is from Santa Claus to Snowflakes using these printables.
Last year we cheated about purchased the strips of paper to make the rings with. But this year for some reason mom is working more so we are going to use what we have.
Cut strips of paper from construction paper in your favorite colors or use heavy duty wrapping paper. Strips should be about 6-7 inches long and approximately 1 inch wide. This is great for cutting practice or if you are in a hurry use the paper slicer like for scrap booking.
You will need 24 strips for each countdown calendar.
Optional – right down an each strip something to do like watch a holiday movie, have a family game night, donate money to a charity, or gather up your coats and shoes that could be donated to others. You can also write down a favorite holiday memory, or something nice about another family member.
Create your garland making one strip into a ring and glue. Then thread the next strip through the first and glue to make a ring. Do this until all strips make one 24 strip long garland.
Attach garland to bottom of star point (I found a simple staple or two works best) and hang.
Each day tear off one of the garlands and do what the strip says or simply count down the days until Christmas.