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How to Make an Advent Calendar Using Construction Paper

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Overview

An Advent calendar can be either a secular calendar to count down the days until Christmas or a calendar used to mark the passage of the Advent season in religious observances. No matter the reason, an Advent calendar can be a fun way for children to count down the days to Christmas. A simple calendar can be even more fun for children if they make it themselves.

Step 1

Cut 12 strips of red construction paper that are 2 inches wide and 8 inches long.

Step 2

Cut 12 strips of green construction paper that are 2 inches wide and 8 inches long.

Step 3

Place a dot of glue onto one end of a red construction paper strip.

Step 4

Curl the strip into a circle and overlap the ends to form a construction paper link.

Step 5

Press the ends of the paper together and hold them until the glue dries.

Step 6

Thread a strip of green construction paper through your red link.

Step 7

Join the ends of the green strip to form a second link as you did in steps 3 through 5.

Step 8

Continue to make links in your chain until you have created 24 links of red and green.

Things You'll Need

  • Red construction paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

References

  • Celebrating Advent
  • Advent Paper Chain

Who Can Help

  • How to Make an Advent Calendar
Keywords: Advent calendar, Christmas season, holiday celebration

About this Author

Tracy S. Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published two novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers, including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World."

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