Apron Wearing - I Love Lucy inspired Housewife
Loc: Wallingford, Connecticut
|Posted: 11/28/2012 6:03:23 PM|
I made the one from.. kaisercraft I think with the little boxes. I have two boys ages 8 and 10 but can't think of what to put inside those boxes! I really dont want to do more then 1-2 days of candy.
Original Pea #5005
Loc: On the rocky shores of life... AKA Mid-Missouri
|Posted: 11/28/2012 6:16:59 PM|Here's a thread with suggestions:
|Feeder of Denali, Dakota, Shadow & Kai
|Posted: 11/28/2012 6:20:16 PM|I bought a lego set and broke it into 25 steps. So each day they add to the final project. You can see my DIY Lego Advent Calendar here. Hope that helps!
Loc: The City That Never Sleeps
|Posted: 11/28/2012 9:13:41 PM|
Instead of treats, I used activity cards. Each pocket has a different Christmas-related activity in it. Maybe you could fold up pieces of paper, or die-cut them, and place them inside the boxes.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Between a rock and a hard place
|Posted: 11/28/2012 9:29:45 PM|I took both sized drawers from our calendars out shopping and hit the party store, the toy store, and the quaint little candy store in town to see what would fit.
I did special holiday candy, small toys like super balls and tiny bowling sets, light up tops, a folded dollar bill, little Christmas trinkets from the party story like bendable reindeer, etc. Their favorites seemed to be Playmobil toys - I'd buy a big set and split the toys into different days. They were also wildly fond of these little christmas figures that you'd squeeze and the eyes would bulge out, but my kids have a weird sense of humor.
|Posted: 11/29/2012 8:10:31 AM|
I always get the Lego Advent & missed this year, they sold out so fast and I am NOT paying $50 - 60 bucks for one so I am making one.
I LOVE Monica's idea of breaking down a set & they have to collect the pieces to create! Thank You.
* PEAs & quiet *
|Posted: 11/29/2012 8:59:18 AM|
In the past I've often used
Collectible coins/stamps for the year
Gift cards or certificates
Puzzle piece to a puzzle to be presented for
The actual puzzle
Bookmark to be presented for new book
Sports/fishing pins for hats or jackets
New DVD- cut out a color ad and fold it up or
Make a tix for movie night
Unique rocks or shells
Hope that helps kick start some ideas.