How do you make a DIY kids Advent calendar? My kids always enjoyed a holiday countdown calendar, in fact they both still do them to this day. This easy DIY kids Advent calendar can be used every year and will create great memories.
I bought a pizza pan from the dollar store and spray painted it white.
While that was drying I drew a face on pink construction paper and cut it out.
I painted the back of the construction paper with Mod Podge and stuck it to the pizza pan.
I coated the top of the construction paper with another layer of Mod Podge to seal it.
While that was drying, I hot glued magnets to the back of 25 cotton balls.
I hot glued a Santa hat onto the pizza pan.
I cut a piece of ribbon, made a knot, and hot glued it to the back of the hat.
I hot glued the little ball of the Santa hat onto the hat.
You can leave the pan as is, or you can add numbers to it for the kids advent calendar.
Starting December 1st, add one of the magnet cotton balls to Santa’s beard. By Christmas Day his beard will be full.
Hang Santa on your refrigerator, place all of the cotton balls on the refrigerator as well until it’s time to put them on Santa.
What do you put in a children’s Advent calendar? With this great project there’s no candy, toys, or trinkets to buy.
Do you start an Advent calendar with 1 or 24? I start this one by putting the first cotton ball up on Dec. 1st and then the last one goes up on the 25th.
What are some of your holiday traditions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below.
Kids Advent Calendar Video
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