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Christmas: Cupcake Case Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

I made annual Christmas advent calendars for the past three years now. First there was the envelope garland, then the gift box station, and after that came the gift bag stick tree. The lead up to Christmas this year has been extra busy and I thought I may have to give it a miss this year. But wait! I had an idea! Something quick and easy…and BAM! Behold the Cupcake Case Advent Calendar Garland. Cost me under $4 and under 10 minutes to make.

Materials

Single hole punch

25 pack of Pretty Cupcake cases (I found the star ones for a few dollars at a discount shop)

Twine, string or ribbon

Marker

Instructions

All pretty self explanatory.  Hole punch each side of every cupcake case and thread on to a string. With a marker, write the numbers on.  This is a fun activity for kids to make, even without making it an advent calendar.

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

 

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.comHang

I filled each cupcake case AFTER hanging so there was no risk of everything falling out.  I used 2 small command hooks on ether side of the window and hung the string across.  Each day, taking turns, the kids will be able to climb up and tip out their respective number.

Fillers

I didn’t want to do many chocolates this year so I did a combination of rubbers, Lego figures, mini decorations for the tree, stickers and just one small packet of nerds each.

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

Advent Calendar Idea -- cupcake case garland - beafunmum.com

Christmas Story

Every year, I read sections of the Christmas story to the children each night. There’s a PDF download here if you’re interested.

Christmas Story Advent calendar

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Frau_Mahlzahn
    November 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Hi there, for some reason I can’t comment when I use my regular laptop (it just doesn’t send the comments), so this is just to say hi from my husbands i-pad, ;-).

    So long,
    Corinna

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    Allison
    December 1, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Genius!!

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