These homemade advent calendar ideas would make fun ways for kids to countdown to Christmas.
Children always get so excited about Christmas. It is hard for young children to understand how much longer they must wait until Christmas Day. Advent calendars help kids keep track of how many days they have left to wait, but they also provide an opportunity for you to turn that period of waiting into a fun time to connect with your kids.
There are many ways to use Advent calendars. You can simply count down the days to Christmas, you can give your children a small treat each day as they add another number to the calendar, you can read a few verses of the Christmas story as you anticipate celebrating Christ’s birth, or you can have a family activity planned for each day of advent and surprise your children with that day’s activity when they look on the back of that day’s number.
There are lots of ways of counting down to Christmas, but there are even more ways of making Advent calendars. You can make them from scraps of paper, leftover fabric, felt, and even old toilet paper rolls. I have collected 10 homemade Advent calendar ideas to inspire you, should you choose to make one this year instead of buying one.
10 Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas
If you have a Keurig, this Upcycled K-Cups Advent Calendar from Premeditated Leftovers is a fun way to repurpose your used K-cups.
This DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from Premeditated Leftovers makes lovely decoration as well as a countdown calendar.
I love that this Advent Activities Calendar from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking includes ideas for activities to do each day.
If you are looking for an advent calendar that teaches the Christmas story, this Christmas Story Advent Calendar from Sweeter than Sweets is a creative one.
This Pallet Wood Advent Calendar from Kate Beavis is a great way to upcycle pallet wood.
An advent calendar garland like this Christmas Countdown Garland from The Crafting Chicks makes a great decoration as well as a calendar.
I love the mini clothespins and clothesline in this Christmas Countdown Advent Activities Calendar from Thrifty and Thriving. Kids can just unclip that day’s activity.
If you start saving your toilet paper rolls, you can make this awesome Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar from Maya Made.
This Mittens Advent Calendar from Just Us Four is such a cute idea!
This DIY Advent Calendar From a Shoe Organizer from Elizabeth Joan Designs is such a creative idea! You can get creative with the days of the month since you have all that room to work with.
More Homemade Christmas Decor Ideas:
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- 15 Homemade Christmas Ornaments
- 15 Homemade Nativity Scenes
- 15 Homemade Christmas Decor Ideas
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