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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monthly Craft Challenge



Hurray! I got my stuff together and managed to get my craft done in time for this months challenge.



I wanted to create an advent calendar for Madeline and Owen. Each day they get a small treat of a hersey kiss and find out our activity for the day. Some days it is a craft, other days it is a move or making cookies, and sometimes it is an event we had already planned to do.



I found a great idea from Maya*Made. I cannot find her post from last year, but she also updated with another version this year. When I saw it was made of toilet paper tubes I was SO excited. An activity that would clear out my overflowing supply. I had been saving them for something.








I modified mine a little. The original idea used fabric. Instead I wrapped my tubes in paper and ribbon. I cut and folded the bottom of the tubes to make it able to hold things inside. I strung them together in my living room and numbered the tubes. Overall it took a little longer than I had thought, but Jon helped by hot gluing the ribbon on.




Each day we look for the correct number and find out our activity. Madeline and Owen both love it. I think they mostly love it for the hershey kisses, but they also get excited about the activities as well.



For more monthly craft challenge ideas visit Heidi!

5 comments:

Katie said...

Awesome way to reuse toilet paper rolls! I wondered right away what those were.

Miller Racing Family said...

It has to be the year of advent calendars. I did one but mine is a muffin tin. I love your calendar with the little activities and the candy. I totally agree you would think these project shouldn't take so long but boy was I wrong. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

So cute and SO creative! I love that you had a whole bunch of these just waiting to be used. Reminds me of when I was teaching...I had boxes full!! :) Thanks for joining us in the challenge..it's always fun to see all of the creative ways others decorate for the holidays!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a fun advent calendar! My boys get really excited about the candy in ours too!!

Jamie said...

Very cute and creative! Thank you for sharing!