Countdown to Christmas with these CUTE and EASY DIY Advent Calendar Ideas including books, envelopes, free printables, and more!
Make your countdown to Christmas a little more fun this year with these awesome DIY Advent Calendars that you can make right at home! Whether you like to do fun activities with the kids every day or would rather have a sweet treat to enjoy, you can pick and choose whichever advent calendar suits your family best!
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Why Make an Advent Calendar?
Advent Calendars help children keep track of the days before Christmas. This is important because children have a hard time managing time. Since they look forward to Christmas and their excitement grows with each passing day, advent calendars are a great tool to help them manage their time and anxiety until Santa comes. Not to mention, they are fun and a great addition to your Christmas traditions.
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DIY Advent Calendar Ideas
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Kids will love deocrating their Christmas tree each day as they countdown the days until Christmas. You can use the printable ornaments, or glue on pom poms or other small Christmas decorations.
Make An Advent Calendar With An Old Dictionary
Use an old dictionary to make this paper envelope advent calendar. The tutorial includes lots of vintage image clip art to print on each envelope.
DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
This adorable advent calendar is easy to make with craft supplies on hand. Change the color and materials as desired.
LEGO Advent Calendar
Use the building bricks you already have to set up this simple Christmas building theme challenge calendar for kids of all ages.
Free Printable Christmas Tree Countdown Calendar
Here is a beautiful and decorative free printable Christmas Tree Countdown Calendar that you can use to keep track of the days leading up to Christmas.
DIY Nativity Advent Calendar
A colorful and fun advent calendar for kiddos! Tuck a piece of this adorable nativity into each pocket and watch their eyes light up as they build it every day.
Christmas Book Tree Advent Calendar
Make your own Christmas Book Tree advent calendar with this easy tutorial. Your kids will love unwrapping and reading a Christmas story every day!
DIY Paper Envelope Advent Calendar
Use scrap Christmas craft paper or gift wrap to make this colorful envelope advent calendar. The post includes free Christmas jokes to put inside the envelopes.
Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar
Build the excitement of December and countdown the days to everyone’s favorite holiday. You can frame this free printable, hang it or lean against a wall to use as decor. The kids will love being able to change out the countdown every day. It’s easy, fun and a great way to celebrate the month of December.
DIY Snowmen Advent Calendar
Add a little homemade magic to your countdown to Christmas this year with the perfect easy-to-make Advent Calendar that you can make with or without the kids to surprise them!
I love how cute and simple this printable color-a-day advent calendar is. Children color a little picture each day. Then they can hand it on the wall or use it as a Christmas placemat for dinner.
Christmas Calendar Countdown Chain
This Santa themed Advent calendar countdown is really simple to make and perfect for kids of any age. Best of all these Christmas countdown calendars make any classroom look festive and fun in no time!
Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
This printable Acts of Kindness advent calendar has a different, simple kind act for every day of December! Bring some true meaning to your holiday season with this lovely family tradition.
Homemade Advent Calendar
This DIY Advent Calendar For Kids is super easy and affordable! This eco-friendly homemade advent makes the perfect Kids Christmas Countdown!
Family Christmas Activities Countdown Printable
Are you looking for a fun way to countdown the days in December to Christmas? Check out our brand new Family Christmas Activities Countdown printable activity. The file contains two versions – one that is pre-filled with popular holiday activities and also a blank version in case you’d like to make your own!
Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar Christmas Tree
Learn how to make a fun toilet paper roll Advent Calendar Christmas tree with toilet paper rolls, tissue paper and treats!
Envelope Advent Calendar
Start a new Christmas tradition with your kids by creating a simple envelope advent calendar using no more than plain white envelopes and colored paper.
More Christmas Ideas to Try:
- Christmas Printable Activity Placemats (perfect for dinner time)
- Christmas Treat Bag Toppers
- Nativity Scene Craft, Activities, and Printables