Yes, we are counting down the days! Each year the kids make their own advent calendars. As a child I always had the ones with chocolate in each window, but it is amazing how much joy the kids get out of finding their own creations each morning.
We used tissue paper to make trees that pop off the page. This year the kids wanted lots of colors.
We created stencils to make trace the boxes on the front and on the inner layer so the windows would line up. Then John cut the top layer windows out on three sides with an razor blade to create little doors.
And there always seems to be a little hand reaching up, searching, and hoping to find treasure.
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