I starting using a Christmas advent calendar with my kids a few years ago and they loved it! We have made it an annual Christmas tradition now and it is something that they look forward to every year. We do a countdown calendar with treats for each day leading up to Christmas. I actually do it from December 1st to the 24th. There are a variety of ways to make your own advent calendar and a variety of ways to do the tradition. I thought I would gather up some ideas from my fellow bloggers so you can start your own Christmas advent calendar tradition.
Make your own mason jar advent calendar in just minutes with this quick and easy craft idea. Your kids will love counting down the days until Christmas and getting a small treat on each day. A case of mason jars is the perfect base for an advent calendar because they come a dozen to a box. Just use our methods to decorate the outside of the jars and the base of the box in minutes. Don’t forget to pick up small treats that will fit inside the jars to delight your kids each day.
I love using a Christmas countdown calendar. We use one every year with my kids and it makes it so easy to answer that question, “how many day until Christmas?” I am going be sharing a few over the next few days. First up is this printable version that is completely free for y’all. This Christmas countdown calendar is so easy because you are literally going to print it out and frame it up. Follow along below and grab your own printable Christmas countdown calendar.
I am sharing some Christmas countdown calendar ideas this week. Next up is the idea of using any chalkboard for counting down the days to Christmas. Of course, I just had to use a mason jar chalkboard for my version but you can use any chalkboard you have on hand. Continue reading below to see where to get that chalkboard if you are really interested. Make sure your kids know at a glance how many days are left until Christmas with this fun idea.
I grabbed some burlap and made some super fun scarecrow Halloween treat bags. These are perfect to whip up for school Halloween parties! I used fabric glue so there is no sewing required on these. Yes that is a win win y’all! Get started on this fun craft idea with your kids today. They will love helping with this project and being proud when handing out these Halloween treat bags this year.
I have a fun craft technique for y’all today that makes this washi tape art so simple to make. This one is perfect for kids to get involved. They can make their own one of a kind art in any shape they wish. Once you learn this technique for using washi tape in your projects, you will think of all sorts of possibilities!
These pine cone turkeys are a perfect kids’ craft for fall. Grab a few supplies and some pine cones from your yard and make these with your kids. I will also show you how to add these to the kids’ table at Thanksgiving as a fun project while everyone waits on the meal to be ready. This craft was posted over at Crafts Unleashed last year but I am reposting here in case y’all missed it. I am compensated for my design team status there but all projects and opinions are my own.
Jen with 100 Directions is back again this month with some printable first day of school signs! Print yours and take a picture of your kids on the big day!
I love the idea of taking pictures of the kids on the first day of school. I also love the idea of back to school signs for pictures. Create keepsake photos for your kids with easy to use printables that highlight the grade they are in this year. I’ve seen other signs that include the date and grades for each child and they come in a whole variety of styles and designs. Of course I had to design my own… so I thought, why not design school signs as coloring pages so you can personalize them for your own kids (or your kids can personalize how they like themselves). YES! Print out whatever grades you need and then you can use as is, or have the kids color and decorate their own sign. You can use their school colors or their favorite colors… or add a little sparkle with glitter like we did. Whatever you’d like to do, make these printable school signs all your own!
Those adorable minions are back with an amazing movie and it is like minion mania with every kid I know. I thought I would round up 25 minion crafts for y’all. You can make these for kids or some of them the adults might even like. Y’all enjoy!
Do you love Shaun The Sheep? Then I have a craft for you! If you don’t know Shaun, don’t worry you will soon! Shaun The Sheep Movie is coming to a theater near ewe August 5th and I have the perfect craft project for your little ones. These Shaun The Sheep paper bag puppets can be made in minutes. I am compensated for this post by Social Moms however all projects and opinions are my own. Grab your supplies and get started on your own puppets or any other Shaun The Sheep project. You can click here to see more about the crafty Instagram contest for your creations.