My First Advent Calendar
Add to the anticipation of your family’s Christmas season by creating this unique, personalized Advent Calendar. Reveal hidden surprises each day in December.
1 On Crayola Color Wonder™ Paper, design a simple background for your calendar with Color Wonder Paint. You might make a Christmas tree, wreath, or holiday stocking. Air-dry the paint. Glue your background to posterboard or recycled cardboard.
2 There are 25 doors to open during Advent, starting on December 1. Cut 25 doors out of Color Wonder Paper. With Color Wonder Markers, write the numerals from 1 to 25 on them.
3 Glue just a little bit of one edge of your doors to the calendar. Put the doors any place you like on your background.
4 Make 25 surprises to hide under your shapes. Cut out 25 more pieces of Color Wonder Paper, each a little smaller than your doors. With a white Crayola Crayon, draw tiny holiday designs, such as mittens, stars, or ribbons on them. Glue the surprises under.
5 Make sure all the doors are closed. Starting on December 1, open the door for each day’s numeral. Use a Color Wonder Marker to reveal the surprise you drew in crayon.