Here's what we did this year:
What You'll Need:
- plastic shot glasses (find at dollar store)
- tissue paper
- stamps for dates/numbers (or write them on)
- glue gun
- cardboard (save an old cereal box :)
First the girls painted a piece of cardboard:
Then I hot-glued the cups to the cardboard in the shape of a Christmas tree. Next the girls helped me to fill the cups with candy (left over from Halloween)
While the girls were busy, I squeezed white glue around the edge of each cup.
Then placed a circle of tissue paper on top (when you trace these, turn your cup upside down, and be sure to cut the circle out leaving it a little bigger than you traced). I stamped the dates on this year (in the past I've stamped numbers 1-24, but this year we started late, and went to New Years ;)
Next, bend the edges of the tissue paper over the edge of the cup & press.
Now you have a fun advent calendar, ready to go! Each day, let your kids poke their finger through the tissue paper to get the treat inside!