Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Advent Calendar

It's been a while since I posted something crafty, so I thought to celebrate the first day of February I'd post a super easy and fun advent calendar for Valentine's Day!

So let's just jump right in. Here are the supplies you'll need:
- Decorative card stock
- Ribbon
- Number stickers or stamps
- Markers

The first think I did was make a list of the different advent activities we will do this month. I took into consideration days of the week so I could make sure and plan the more time-consuming activities on the weekend. If you make it work around your schedule, you'll be more likely to stick with it and enjoy it as much as your kiddos do!

After I made my list, I cut my cardstock into 14 pieces measuring 4"x8" each, then folded them in half to make little square cards.

I then numbered each card with stickers. Easy peasy.

Then with red markers I wrote the activity for each day inside the card.

After that I attached ribbon to the wall with push pins. I originally was going to use white ribbon, but it wasn't strong enough so I decided instead on this cute pink and brown checked ribbon and I actually like it better.

Using clothespins I attached the cards to the ribbon so they'll be easy to remove each day to read the activity.

Super simple and super fun! Today's activity was to make Valentines cards and the boys both had a blast making them. I got the idea of making heart stamps from toilet paper tubes on Pinterest. Don't you just love that site? It's wonderful!

Anyhoo, I hope you all enjoy this month of love and are looking forward to Spring as much as I am!