My children are finally getting old enough to enjoy a fun and festive way to count-down to Christmas. Last year, we did the simple paper chain, like the one I grew up with. So this year I wanted to do something that incorporated a fun little treat.
We have very little wall space to work with so I came up with this idea of making Christmas trees, with a hershey kiss present. To hang it up, you could do it on the side of a fireplace like mine or you could even tape them on a door frame.
Since I have two children, we will be gluing a second hershey kiss on the Christmas tree stick. If you only have one child, just glue one! This was a lot of fun and I like that the trees can be used again next year.
Instructions are below!
Low on wall space? This spacing saving advent calendar is perfect! You can hang this on the side of your fireplace, like ours, or even on your door frame.
Green construction paper
Sticker numbers or vinyl for a Silhouette machine
Using this christmas tree, save it into your Silhouette library and then make layers of it on the sheet. With a regular sized piece of construction paper I was able to do 3 trees across and 3 rows down.
Cut them out and then either print numbers out onto a sheet of vinyl or purchase a sheet of sticker numbers, these can be found in the scrapbooking section.
Hot glue a popsicle stick onto the back, hot glue a hershey kiss under the tree and then tape up to your door frame or fireplace. Wahh lah!
The best crafts can be made with items around the house. Like this Christmas countdown from Simply Being Mommy! A few “on-hand” materials can bring together this fun crafts for you and the kids.
Christmas Countdown Garland – Simply Being Mommy
Feeling extra crafty? This advent calendar from Mama Miss includes a fun treasure hunt for the kids! A free printable is included for the stickers.
DIY Advent Calendar – Mama Miss
This looks a lot more difficult then it is! Check out MommyGAGA’s Christmas Advent Calendar Village! These kind of advent calendars are fun for hiding little treats for your kids.
Christmas Advent Calendar Village – MommyGAGA
Making an advent calendar for young children? The concept of counting down to Christmas can be hard to understand. This advent calendar from Dirt & Boogers is perfect for those little ones!
Advent calendar for young children – Dirt & Boogers
Another fun Hershey kiss advent calendar! This is perfect for an inexpensive Christmas countdown. What child wouldn’t like to countdown to Christmas with Hershey kisses?
Hershey Kiss Advent Calendar – That Bald Chick