Christmas Countdown Calendar

By November 16, 2018 December 3rd, 2018 Christmas, Crafts, DIY Projects, Holidays, Home DIY-Home, Home Full Home and Garden

The buzz is in the air! You can feel the excitement growing as we get closer to Christmas. This Christmas Countdown Calendar will not only keep the kiddos occupied, but I bet it will be fun for you too!

Christmas Countdown Calendar

As parents, the anticipation of the Christmas holiday is exciting, yet a little exhausting if we are honest. We all love it, but then there is shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping, parties, and the list goes on and on. One thing I have learned over the years is to keep it simple and enjoy the time with the family, that really is what the holidays are all about.

Part of spending time together is creating fun projects, baking, and decorating the tree. If you don’t have a Christmas countdown tradition, may I suggest you create one this year?

Countdown Calendar for Christmas

To create your own Countdown Calendar for Christmas, all you need are small mason jars, Duck Tape to decorate the lids and the treats for the jars.

Countdown Calendar to Christmas

Each of the jars can be filled with whatever you like, to give you some ideas, here is what we added for the 24 days to countdown to Christmas –

  1. Jacks and Ball toys
  2. Let’s bake cupcakes – mini cupcake liners and sprinkles
  3. Candy
  4. Playdough and candy
  5. Squeeze toy key chain
  6. Stretchy snake
  7. Let’s bake cookies – cookie cutter
  8. Candy
  9. Puzzle toy
  10. Bouncy Ball and candy
  11. Playdough and candy
  12. Stickers
  13. Jacks and Ball toys
  14. Candy
  15. Playdough and candy
  16. Stretchy snack
  17. Mini Cupcake Liners and Sprinkles
  18. Bouncy Ball and candy
  19. Candy
  20. Jacks and Ball toys
  21. Puzzle toy
  22. Playdough and candy
  23. Bouncy ball and candy
  24. Peppermint Balls

Another fun idea for each jar is to add random acts of kindness, then gather the family each day and add kindness to your community.

Duck Tape Supplies

Christmas Countdown Calendar Supplies

  • Duck Tape in Christmas colors – red, green, gold, silver, white, plus blue and any other colors you want to use
  • Cutting Mat
  • Mason Jars with lids and rings – 4 ounce size worked great, or you can use a larger one
  • Ruler
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Tags
  • Marker for tag numbers

Let’s get started –

 

Christmas Countdown

How to make a Christmas Countdown Calendar

  1. Begin my putting several strips of Duck Tape onto a cutting mat. Then add a strip of tape across the lid
  2. Add the next color of Duck Tape, being sure to meet the two piece together, don’t overlap.
  3. For the tree, cut the green Duck Tape into a triangle using a ruler and X-ACTO knife.
  4. Add the tree to the lid, then cut off the excess tape
  5. Smooth the tape around the edges, if necessary
  6. Add the ring to the jar

Christmas Countdown Calendar DIY

We used 5 different designs – Santa, Snowman, Stocking, Tree and Presents and then filled in the rest with stripes. You can keep it as simple as you like or get detailed. The fun with this Countdown Calendar for Christmas is also in the making, let the kids pick out the designs. Be sure that you are doing the cutting though.

Each of the jars fit nicely into a tray. You could also add them to a basket or sit them on the counter.

Countdown to Christmas

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Are you ready for Christmas? Santa is counting down to the big day! Let the countdown begin –

Christmas Countdown Calendar

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