We all know how exciting Christmas is for children, the countdown, the excitement and the endless “how many more sleeps” questions. An advent calendar is a great way for little ones to visualise the Christmas countdown and manage their excitement. Combine this with a creative way to express themselves and space for a treat and you have Eat Sleep Doddle’s gorgeous Advent calendar bunting.
The 2.7m long bunting had the required 25 mini stockings to ensure your Christmas countdown is complete. The pack can be bought at Prezzybox for £18.95 and includes a set of washout fabric pens.The days are numbered on each stocking leaving the rest a blank canvas for you and your family to design your own Christmas pictures.
The fabric pens work really well although you have to be careful not to press too hard as they can run further than you intend. I’d suggest having a little practice try on a spare scrap of fabric first to get a feel for them. I left our bunting out on the kitchen table having started the first few to see if my children would take to it after school. Sure enough school bags were dropped and pens were soon in hand. It is a lovely way to spend an hour together, and a whole 25 days to admire your handiwork!
I filled ours with a mix of healthy fruit bars and fun mini Haribo packs, both of which fitted perfectly, but any single size chocolate bar or sweet packet would work.
If you are not keen on filling with sweets, try some festive sprigs from the garden or even a secret message, or even a new small toy each day, the options are endless.
I plan to take ours into our Ping Pong tent for the festive season and perhaps add to it in our Christmas craft hour with some homemade festive bunting and other decorations ready for our Christmas Eve celebrations.
The bunting itself is all washable fabric so at the end of the season you can wash and put away your calendar ready to start all over again next year. A great way to recreate the magic year after year and extra pen sets can be purchased if needed.
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