This year I wanted to do an Advent calendar with the kids, but December 1st came today and I still hadn’t bought one. I could have run out to the store and picked one up, but I decided to make my own instead from items laying around the house. I love how these came out because I am re-using items in a season where there is much waste, I was able to combine the Christmas Story of Jesus Christ, Messages of goodwill and treats.
After looking around I collected paper rolls, a box lid, some tissue paper, ans some scrap fabric (ribbon, elastic, or tape would have worked fine too.
Now it is time for the goodies. I added enough candies for each family member of age to eat candy.
I then cut up 24 scraps of paper and wrote down various acts of goodwill. I included a mix of things to do for family, friends, neighbors, and strangers.
When all 24 were stuffed I covered them with tissue paper (that came from inside my new boots) and wrapped them shut with scraps of fabric left over from yesterday’s craft.