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Fun Christmas Ideas: 10 DIY Advent Calendar Crafts

By: Kayla Stroner, Editor,

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the Christmas season a little each day? Try out a homemade advent calendar. Whether it's filled with goodies or gives your little one a fun little activity to complete, an advent calendar is the perfect way to bring your family together for fun during December. Create your homemade advent calendar as a surprise for your kids or include them in the construction process for extra holiday bonding. Here, you'll find ideas for traditional advent calendars which conceal candies or trinkets for each day, as well as more creative ideas which utilize materials like balloons.

Fun Christmas Ideas: 10 DIY Advent Calendar Crafts Table of Contents

Advent Calendars that Hold Treats

Decorative Advent Calendars


Advent Calendars that Hold Treats

Many of us remember getting those little cardboard advent calendars filled with chocolates as kids. These DIY advent calendars are like that, times ten. Plus, you get to construct them yourself and add your own personal touches! Choose the chocolates and candies your kids like best or select old favorites of yours that you want to introduce them to. It could also be fun to fill each compartment with personal notes, Christmas toys, or instructions for a Christmas treasure hunt that they'll complete little by little each day.


Decorative Advent Calendars

We bet you've never thought "DIY advent calendar" when thinking of ways to entertain your kids during Christmastime, but once you look over the crafts on this list, we're sure you'll change your mind. Kids will have fun cutting out felt pieces, painting pretty ornaments, or popping tiny balloons in order to help countdown to to Christmas. There are even a couple of pretty ideas just for moms! Once you take a look at the Rustic Stars Advent Calendar, your respect for this classic holiday decoration will be expanded once again.



If you enjoyed this article and are looking for even more holiday fun for your kids, be sure to check out 35 Simple Christmas Crafts for Kids. You'll find decorative and edible craft ideas to keep them busy all afternoon.



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