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15 Easy DIY Advent Calendars for Kids

As an elementary school teacher I know that kids love counting down the days to Christmas, so today I am sharing 15 easy kids advent calendar ideas. Have fun making one together and then watch the excitement build as you countdown the days until Santa Clause comes to town!

DIY advent calendar

What is an advent calendar?

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An advent calendar is a special calendar that counts down to a celebration.

For most of us, we use them to countdown to Christmas.

Traditionally, advent calendars contain small gifts, poems or candy which gets kids really excited and builds the anticipation of what is to come.

We added an advent calendar to our list of fun family Christmas traditions a few years ago and each year I look for new ideas.

Below are some of the easiest kid-friendly advent calendar ideas I found.

But before we get to those, I want to mention something I found that would make this DIY project even easier.

Perfect for those of you who are craft-challenged…like me!

I found these adorable DIY Advent Calendar Kits on Amazon and fell in love!

They are so cute and are perfect if you aren’t super crafty!

Now, on to the list:

Eco-Friendly Kids Advent Calendar

I love this eco-friendly idea to reuse, repurpose and recycle Christmas wrapping paper, gift bags and boxes that you have lying around.

Simply hang with stuff the goodies inside, number each one and hang with string!

Easy Muffin Tin Advent

muffin tin advent calendar
Source: Refresh Living

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Simple Sock DIY Advent

sock diy advent calendar

I love this simple idea! The best part is that the socks can be given as gifts too!

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Coffee Cup Advent Calendar

The kids will love to help make this quick and easy advent calendar.

The cups and lids can be re-used for yummy hot chocolate and tea or save them for next year’s Christmas countdown!

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Simple Advent Calendar

simple advent calendar
Source: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

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Easy Balloon Advent for Kids

balloon christmas countdown
Source: Look What I Made

What you will need:

  • Balloons
  • Black paper for the ornament topper
  • Christmas ornament hooks

Simple Advent Calendar Wreath

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Easy Paper Cup Advent for Kids

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Easy Envelope Advent

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Easy Toddler Advent

DIY Christmas Tree advent calendar
Source: Steamsational

All you need for this one is a marker, green felt and some pom poms from the Dollar Store.

Kids Lego Advent

Source: Little Bins for Little Hands

This Lego advent is such a fun idea. Be sure to visit the source page for the full directions and an awesome printable!

Paper Cone Advent

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Simple Kids Advent Calendar

Simple kids advent calendar diy
Source: Chalk Academy

DIY Paper Bag Advent

Source: https://www.monikahibbs.com/diy-advent-calendar-kids/

This simple version uses Command strips to attach the clothespins directly to the wall. Easy peasey!

DIY Drawstring Advent

Source: Modern Parents Messy Kids

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There you have it! Tons of easy advent calendar ideas to make with the kiddos this year!

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