Envelope Activity Advent Calendar

Envelope Activity Advent Calendar

Posted 2014-12-02 by Janinefollow
In my house, counting down the days until Christmas begins much before December but this year, I decided to add some fun to the December countdown. We made an activity advent calendar. Each envelope contains a different Christmas themed activity for the day. As a bonus, I won't have to answer the question "How many days until Christmas Mom?".


Time: 2 hours (make this a quick activity by using pre-made envelopes)
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy


Materials:
  • Art canvas or poster board (we used a 16 X 20 inch canvas)
  • 24 envelopes - make your own from scrapbook paper, old cards, wrapping paper, or your own Christmas print paper OR save time and use pre-made envelopes.
  • Glue
  • Christmas stickers or other decorations.
  • Ribbon


  • Method
  • We choose to make our envelopes so we got busy with paint and printing things and created our paper.


  • Cut out various sized squares. Ours range in size from 6 X 6 cm to 20 X 20 cm.
  • To make a square envelope, fold two sides in until the points are touching. Run a glue bead along the bottoms edges.


  • Fold up the bottom and trim if you like. Fold down the top.


  • To make a rectangle, fold in the sides only part way and continue as in making the square envelope.


  • When you near the end of making your envelopes, it helps to lay the envelopes on your canvas to see what sizes you might need.


  • Decide on your activities. Check out this activities site for a whole range of craft, outings, serving others, winter and summer Christmas activities.


  • Fill your envelopes and paste on the numbers. Make your own numbers or print them off.


  • Glue the envelopes to your canvas and decorate with ribbon, small decorations, stickers ect.
  • December 1st, let the fun begin!



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    #christmas
    #christmas_advent_calendar
    #paint_collage
    #envelopes
    #advent_activities
    #any_age
    #easy
    #calendar
    #painting

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