Advent season is HERE – and it truly is the MOST wonderful time of the year. Advent season gives us the amazing opportunity to tell our children the story of Jesus’ birth in a meaningful and memorable way and to really impress upon their hearts the miracle that is His life and our salvation. Advent calendars for kids are a really fun way to do just that! Each day you can open up a new treat, ornament, or surprise to go along with your Advent reading or craft that day. An exciting Advent countdown to Christmas gives you the opportunity to teach the kids 25 lessons on His love!
You can certainly buy a number of fabulous Advent Calendars, but we like these DIY versions an awful lot too. It’s especially fun to involve the kids in the making of the calendar – it helps them be even more invested in the Advent season. Here are three of the easiest, cutest DIY Advent calendars we found – hope you like them as much as we do!
Takeout Box Advent Calendar
How cute is this? We love this idea from Giving Up on Perfect – a decorative Advent calendar made from white takeout boxes from the craft store! Decorate them with the numbers 1-24 and store your craft supplies or treat for the day inside – too cute, and easy, too!
Mini-Muffin Pan Advent Calendar
I’m sorry but HOW CUTE IS THIS? (Oops, was that too loud?) A metal mini-muffin tin with 24 openings makes a perfect advent calendar when topped with a pretty bow and 24 colorful covers over the muffin wells. You can store the advent treat or story item inside! See the quick step-by-step tutorial over at The Stamp Doc.
Popsicle Stick Mason Jar Advent Calendar
Pressed for time? It doesn’t get much easier than this! Slap a decorative bow on a mason jar and write your fun Advent craft ideas, activities, or Bible passages on red and green popsicle sticks. Pick one out each day and voila – a fun and easy Christmas countdown! You’ll fine all the steps you need to make this over at Mess for Less.
Got any great Advent calendar ideas you want to share? We’d love to hear them in the comments! Have fun and have a truly amazing Advent season with your family!