Christmas is getting closer every day and both at home and on the street, the Christmas spirit is already felt. From the decoration to the music and the planning of what we will do as a family, many of us are already counting the days until the arrival of Christmas. A traditional and fun way to enjoy the wait is to do it with an Advent calendar, and what better way than to include the children in this beautiful tradition. Therefore, we share 17 DIY advent calendars to make with children.
With disposable cups
For this fun advent calendar, you will need disposable cups, tissue paper, thread, needle, number stickers, and rubber bands. An adult will be in charge of passing the thread through the glasses with the help of a needle, and the children will be able to help you apply the stickers and “close” the glasses with the tissue paper and rubber bands.
With cardboard cups
Another fun option that we can make using disposable or cardboard cups is you can make some cute reindeer in cardboard cups with the help of rubber, clothespins, eyes, and rope (in this In case they used raffia but the rope will do anyway).
With cardboard boxes
We are proposed to use small cardboard boxes for our Advent calendar. You will also need ribbons of different colors, as well as cardboard paper in mainly green, in addition to other colors that you want to add to give it a bit of variety. Children can help cut the trees under your supervision, to give them more fun shapes.
With small homemade envelopes
This advent calendar made with envelopes that we can cut out and assemble at home is one of the most fun and colorful things we can do with children. You can download the mold to print or trace the envelopes on paper, cut them out, and assemble them.
With an old vinyl
For music lovers, this will be a really fun DIY. We will only need a small vinyl, clothespins, paint, and paper with the numbers printed on it, or have the kids draw them themselves. themselves.
With little paper houses
How about this adorable little paper house advent calendar? It is an activity in which the little ones can participate by cutting and folding the paper, which will also help them practice their fine motor skills.
With little paper trees
This cute advent calendar is very easy to make and gives us a result that young and old will surely love when they see the final result with the little trees, Santa Claus, and the gifts.
With paper bags
Another very fun option is this one that they propose to us at Tell Love and Party, which is made with small paper bags and ribbons of different colors, and which allows us to give a lot of play to the size and organization of the bags.
With washi tape
If your thing is not crafts, but you still want to make an advent calendar, and this is done with washi tape and paper or cardboard. In it you can also do experiences, noting one of them on the back of each paper.
Paper envelopes and washi tape
Another option that you can make with washi tape and a little paper, is this one of the handmade envelopes. There you can see in images the step by step to make the envelopes and close them with washi tape.
With tubes of paper rolls
We find this advent calendar made with toilet paper roll tubes that children can help paint and decorate. You can close the bottom of the tubes with hot silicone to finish it faster.
With cardboard “candles”
Another alternative of Advent calendar that we can make with the tubes of paper rolls and that leaves us a very nice and decorative result, is this calendar made in the shape of candles, in which each one “lights up” as the days go by.
A little tree full of surprises
An advent calendar that the children will enjoy making and then marking the days is this one made in the shape of a Christmas tree with tubes of paper rolls.
In a jar
If you are looking for an option that looks nice but also does not take up a lot of space or needs many materials to make, a good option is this Advent calendar made with a jar, pole sticks, and ribbon. The children can help paint the sticks and on each stick, you can write down a different experience than they can do as a family every day.
We found a very simple proposal: create our advent calendar with envelopes, adding some typical Christmas decorative elements, such as spheres and stars.
With a printable
If we don’t have a lot of supplies at home, but we do have white sheets and glue, we can download the colorful printables and make an advent calendar out of boxes.
Quick and easy
Finally, if we have a little one at home who still can’t help us cut, fold or paint, and cut out the silhouette of a Christmas tree, write down the numbers, and as the days go by, he is in charge of hitting colored balls.
With these DIY advent calendar ideas that you can make with children, waiting for the arrival of Christmas will be even more fun and exciting.