Last Minute Advent “Calendar”

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Every year I like to get my kids an Advent calendar and every year, I have trouble finding one.  This year, I decided to make one {late last night}.  This is extremely simple and inexpensive.

Materials needed:  Tissue paper, raffia {ribbon, twine, hemp}, plain white paper, candies, BIG candy or small toy for Day 24.

I printed out the numbers 1 through 24 on plain white paper.  I made two sets, one in red and one in green as I was making the project for my two youngest.  I cut 6 sheets of tissue paper into 8 pieces each.  I used two different tissue papers, again one for each child and two different colors of raffia {that way, the kids will know which sacks are theirs}.  I cut up the numbers into strips.  Next, wrap the candy {candies} into each piece of tissue inserting the number before tying it up.  That is it.  I placed the higher numbers at the bottom of a bowl working my way up to the smaller numbers.  Each day, each child will pull a little “sack” of candy with the proper number working their way up to day 24.

hugs, mb

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  1. love your advent treats!!!! We would love to do this! Hmmmm time as it starts tomorrow! thanks for stopping by our blog………
    {yes, it’s hard to find beautiful religious advent calendars!}

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  2. what a fun idea! I just posted about Advent Calendars today too :)

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  3. Another adorable & creative idea! This is a great one for the little ones. If I can find the time over the next few days to put one together, I’d like to make an advent for mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Simple, creative idea!

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