I thought of this easy little project that you may want to do with your kids this Thanksgiving or whenever! Advent calendars are fun for building up excitement during the holidays~ This isn’t a calendar, more like an Advent Garland or Advent Clothes-line! This uses some of the same supplies as the Advent Three Little Kittens Mittens!
~Here’s what you’ll need. All this can be found at Michael’s and Walmart~
The little foam cutouts are stickers! They come in different shapes like snowmen or Christmas ornaments. There are 72 in a package so if you did countdown to Christmas Eve (as opposed to Christmas Day) you could get 3 Countdown Clothes-Lines with only 1 package!(They’re just a few bucks a package!)
~Put a dot of Elmer’s Glue on each clothes pin~
~Peel the backing off of your shape~
~And plop it right on top of the glue dot~
~Take the twine and cut about 9 feet (you’ll have lots left over!). Wrap regular old Scotch tape several times around one end of the twine,(shoot, I forgot to tell you to get some scotch tape, you have some right? ) then cut the tape covered twine in an angle, this is kinda like having a needle! You’ll need it to thread the clothes pins~
Now…thread those suckers! I carefully laid mine out so I wouldn’t put 2 of the same color snow flakes next to each other…I’m a little OCD!
~Make a knot about a half inch (or less)from every clothes pin you thread. Older kids can do this all by themselves! Then take a fine line permanant marker (not extra fine line mind you…and, shoot, I forgot to tell you to get a Sharpie! you have one don’t you?)and number the clothes-pins~Starting on the left at 25 and going backwards! You’ll be counting down Christmas!
~Now, pin on some candy! One candy a day! If your little boys are anything like mine was, you may want to sneak into their rooms in the morning before they wake up and clip on that days treat, then they won’t devour them all at once!
This candy may or may not have been left-over from Halloween. And I may or may not have snacked on some while making this! (Note the empty clothes-pins … )
I will not tell you 2 things about this girly Guest Room!
#1~What my 3 girls call this room: (The V_ _ _ _ _ a Room! Remember, they are adults and at this stage I can not do a thing with them!)
#2~What my girls tell their brother that he’ll loose if he sleeps in this room: (rhymes with guts…)
Can’t put my Advent Clothes-Line here, Ollie can get to it!~
So I decided to put it on my mantle and make it a count down to Thanksgiving Close-Line!
But that was 2 hours ago and now according to my advent clothes-line, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I’ve eaten all but 1 of the Life-Savers.
p.s.Ollie unrolled my lovely ball of yarn while I was busy crafting…he loves craft time!
Just a thought on something fun to do!