WFMW – Homemade Advent Calendar

Ah, yes – Advent!

It’s practically here! It’s right around the corner!!

WAIT – Advent is here? It’s right around the corner? Yikes!!

Hey, no worries. We’ll just pull out some paper towel tubes and finger paint and we’ll do this:

What is that? That’s our homemade Advent Calendar. (Well, that’s it before we added the candy!) We did this a few years ago and we’ll do it again this year, too. Why? Because it works!! It’s a great way to plan and stay on top of Advent activities each day. It’s also a great way to field questions from eager children.

“How many days until Christmas?”

“How many days until Christmas?”

“How many days until Christmas?”

Oh – do your kids not do that? Moving on…

For some people, Advent begins the day after Thanksgiving. Others begin 4 Sundays prior to Christmas Day. Some people, like myself, begin Advent the first day of December. I don’t really have a particular reason except that it’s always been our tradition to set up our Christmas tree on December 1st. That, and it’s easy to remember. 😉

Whichever you choose, you can easily adapt the instructions for this craft to fit the number of days that you need. Have fun!

With anticipation,


Works for me Wednesday is hosted by Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.

***Also, tune in for this: Every Friday between Thanksgiving and Christmas I’ll be talking about Advent here at Bringing Good Home, posting pictures, sharing stories, and giving plenty of link love. Bookmark this or subscribe in your reader so you don’t miss out!***

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November 18, 2008 11:48 pm

We’re making our own Advent Calendar this year too. I love the way you did yours…very creative!

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November 20, 2008 9:15 am

[…] Another creative homemade Advent calendar This one is made of toilet paper tubes and finger paints. […]

November 21, 2008 2:37 pm

I’ve been looking for an inexpensive way to make an advent calendar! Thanks for the idea.

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