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Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

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As the holiday season approaches, our family likes to get into the spirit with an advent calendar. Our calendar is based on activities, not candy and we like to involve holiday activities everyday. This inexpensive cardboard tube roll Christmas Tree calendar is easy to do and lots of fun to use!



Finished calendar

Time: 45 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Cardboard tubes
Old knife and scissors
Green and brown paint
Green and brown tissue paper
Large piece of cardboard
Christmas wrapping paper or fabric
Hot glue gun


Method
Cut each cardboard tube into smaller sections. We made each section 3 cm (about 1 inch). If you want to put small gifts or candy inside, I would suggest larger tubes. Start each cut with a knife and proceed with scissors. You will need 25 tubes.
Paint 21 tubes with green paint. The 4 remaining tubes will be painted brown.



paint tubes

Make a circle template slightly bigger than your tube. Layer green tissue paper and cut out 21 circles. Cut four circles from brown tissue paper.



cut cardboard roll



cut cardboard roll

Cut slits in the tissue paper around the edges so that the sides will fold down smoothly. Glue the tissue circles to the tubes.



slit circle



slit circle

Stack the tubes in a Christmas tree shape. Start with one at the top and add one tube every row. Glue the tubes together as you go.



slit circle

Stack the 4 brown tubes together at the base for the trunk.
Flip the tree over and label each tube with numbers 1 through 25. We numbered ours randomly as it will be practice for my preschooler to find the numbers but you can also number them in order.
Fill your tubes with activities, small gifts or treats.



fill with activities

Cut out a piece of cardboard large enough to mount the tree on.
Cover with Christmas wrapping paper or fabric.
Put hot glue on several points of the back of your tree and mount your cardboard backing.



paint tubes

If you want some extra sparkle, cut out a star for the top of your tree and ad glitter.



paint tubes

As each day of December goes by, children get to poke their finger through the paper to pull out the activity (or a small toy or candy.)

Check out this Envelope Advent Calendar for another activity based calendar or for activity calendar ideas!

Categories
#Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
#Advent Calendar
#Advent Activities
#Christmas
#Any Age
#Easy
#Inexpensive
#Cardboard Tube Rolls
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