Tired of doing the same old Advent Calendar with your kids? Looking for some creative ideas that won’t break the bank? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve come up with a list of 18 Advent calendars. Some you create yourself with minimal to no crafting skills required and some you simply print out!
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Enjoy our DIY Kid Advent Calendar Ideas!
Turn those toilet paper tubes into a fantastic DIY advent calendar that saves what would’ve ended up in the recycling bin and add a delightful Christmas countdown to your home! Best part? This super easy Christmas craft won’t cost you much at all, and the kids will be so excited to see what’s inside each one.
This advent count down calendar is a unique way to get your kids involved with doing a few good deeds this holiday season. It’s super simple to create and very inexpensive. Your kids will not only find it fun, but will also spread holiday cheer one act of kindness at a time!
Looking for a candy alternative this year for your Advent calendar? This DIY felt advent calendar is adorable. While it’s a little more time consuming, it’s nice to be able to use it year after year. The kids will love crafting this one!
This free printable advent calendar is a quick and easy way to create fun memories with your kids this year. Simply print the cards or fill in the blanks with your own activities. This is a perfect option for those who want to skip the candy.
The Santa calendar is a great idea for younger kiddos. It’s cute and inexpensive, plus they will have a ton of fun counting down the sleeps to the Christmas excitement. All you need is the printable, glue, and cotton balls.
What a unique idea! The Christmas Paper Village advent houses are very different from most and are a great option for older kids. There are also 2 templates to make trees.
This DIY advent tree is perfect for the family who wants to use minimal supplies, have younger children or who are short on time.
Instead of using small toys or candy, this collection has over 100 advent calendar ideas that are perfect for kids and families. There’s also a free printable that you can use to write your ideas on.
This is probably one of my favorite sets! They offer a free bundle of printables to make putting your advent calendar together easy. There’s also several ideas on how to display the calendar.
These envelopes are a simple and easy way to count down the holiday season. Constructing the little presents may take a few minutes, but a good project for older kids. The supply list is minimal and you probably already have most of them at home. If you don’t love the presents, simply replace them with numbers 1-24.
These advent calendar socks are not only festive looking but are much different compared to most calendars. No sewing required for the garland socks. Place the goodies inside of each one and let the kids go crazy!
Jazz up the advent garland by choosing your favorite holiday ribbon. The printable number set is included, and the bags are a great size for candy, small toys, or activity cards.
The coloring calendar is great for preschool-aged children. Rather than crafting with supplies, kids will color the pictures as they countdown the days until Christmas. It’s also a great idea if you don’t have a ton of space.
Add fun Christmas activities to each sac for a fun filled holiday season. The felt bags don’t even require sewing, which is great for kids of all ages.
This DIY candy filled garland is so festive and will be a great decoration for your house this holiday season. Minimal supplies are needed and no crafting skills are necessary. If you didn’t want a full garland, the peppermint candies would look great in a vase or basket.
Could these stockings be more adorable? Stuff them with little candies or trinkets and decorate your mantle at the same time. This project is a little tougher because it requires sewing skills. However, if you like the idea, I’m sure the dollar store or Amazon carries miniature stockings that are ready to decorate.
Make your kids a Christmas Village this holiday season. A perfect spot to hide and surprise them daily with candies or little toys. Decorate your table with them at the same time! Each prize goes under the tree, so all they have to do is lift them up. Watch the older kids! They may try to sneek a peak.
These printable advent number set is great if you already have a calendar in mind but need printables to go on the outside. They could also be used for advent calendar we mentioned earlier that uses the little bags or envelopes.
We hope that our list of 18 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids has inspired you to try something new this year. Surprise your kiddos December 1st with a new idea using our advent calendars, we know they’ll love it!