How to Make a Candy Advent Calendar to Count Down to Christmas

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I have a great way to use up that Halloween Candy that you still have stashed away…. use them to make a Christmas Advent Calendar.  That’s right…. I’m going to show you how to make a Candy Advent Calendar to Count Down to Christmas.  This is a great way to get the kids excited about Christmas…. as if they weren’t excited already.  This Advent Calendar is a magnet craft…. perfect for displaying on your fridge.  So, let’s get started.

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How to Make a Candy Advent Calendar to Count Down to Christmas





 

Materials Needed

25 Mini Boxes of Candy or Candy Miniatures

Wrapping Paper

25 Magnets

Colorful Pieces of Paper

Glue

Tape

Scissors

 

Step 1



Collect mini boxes of candy / or miniature chocolates



Collect mini boxes of candy / or miniature chocolates from your Halloween candy stash.  You will need 25 of them.


Step 2



Place candy in center of wrapping paper



Place candy in center of wrapping paper (back).  The color side is down.

 

Step 3



Fold both sides in towards the center.



Fold both sides in towards the center.

 

Step 4



Tape sides together.



Tape sides together.

 

Step 5



Fold the 4 corners inwards.



Fold the 4 corners inwards.

 

Step 6



Fold inwards to form 2 triangles in X shape.



Fold inwards to form 2 triangles in X shape.

 

Step 7



Tape shut.



Tape shut.

 

Step 8



You finished wrapping the box.



Now, turn the box around… you wrapped it.

 

Step 9



Glue magnets to the back of wrapped candy.



Glue magnets to the back of wrapped candy.

 

Step 10



Print out or write numbers on colorful pieces of paper or on wrapping paper.



Print out or write numbers on colorful pieces of paper or on wrapping paper.  Glue or tape on front of candy.

 

Step 11



Then mount the wrapped candy on your fridge.



Then mount the wrapped candy on your fridge.  Each day, eat the candy.  When no candy is left, then you know that it is Christmas.

 



How to Make a Candy Advent Calendar to Count Down to Christmas





You have just finished your Candy Advent Calendar.  Now, you are all set to count down to Christmas.  How did your Advent Calendar turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  You can also take a picture of your fridge and post it in the comments too…. that way I can see how it turned out.

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