December 1st is sneaking up on us and its time for the countdown to Christmas to begin!! Last year I shared this simple Christmas countdown over at eighteen25 and I thought I'd share it here for those of you who might have missed it. :)
This little advent is made up of 25 snowflakes, each one when turned over reveals a Christmas related activity to do each day from December 1st through Christmas day.
Not only was this countdown a huge hit with my kids but it also made a cute little addition to our holiday decor (two birds, one stone...what's not to love here?)
So today I'm going to share with you how to make your own snowflake Christmas countdown as well as give you a few ideas of activities that you can include in your own version. You ready...
To make your own countdown here's what you're going to need:
Some white & craft colored cardstock
A snowflake diecut (you could even cut out your own if you're feeling ambitious!) The diecut I used can be found here but there are a tonne of pretty snowflake dies out there, like this one, this one or this one. If you don't have a large snowflake die or a lot of space available you could even consider creating this project on a smaller scale using a smaller size diecut.
A list of 25 simple Christmas activities to do each day in your countdown. You can download my list here. The font I used is CK Chemistry and can be downloaded free here.
pop dots or adhesive foam squares.
A hole punch and some string.
Here's how to put your Christmas countdown together:
1.simply cut out all 25 of your snowflakes. I alternated between white and craft cardstock for mine
2. print out your list of countdown activities & cut each one out in small strips
3. attach the word strips to each snowflake using the popdots or foam squares.
4. punch a small hole at the top of each snowflake
5. thread string through the hole and display somewhere in your home. If you don't want to hang them how cute would it be to simply attach them all to the back of a door or fill a wall with snowflakes?
and that's it!
So simple to put together and such a fun way to countdown to Christmas!
Here is a list of some more Christmas activities that you might consider adding to your countdown.
Write down your favorite Christmas memory in your journal.
Make Christmas ornaments.
Make Christmas cards for your friends.
Play with snow INDOORS (shaving cream)
Write a Christmas story.
Go for a drive and look at Christmas lights.
Have hot chocolate.
Make handmade gift tags for Christmas presents.
Do your chores while listeninplay musical chairs with Christmas music.
Pick out a toy to give to a child in need/a local charity.
Bake Christmas cookies.
Decorate gingerbread houses.
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