- 1 sheet of Foamboard (we used the presentation size, but you can always cut in half for smaller calendars) I got mine at Dollar General for $1 a sheet
- candy, small toys or party favors (we got a a nice selection at the 99 Cents Only Store) 24 for each calendar
- double sided mounting tape
- packing tape
- glitter glue
- Christmas stickers and embellishments
- a circle template ( I used a mason jar band, they were the perfect size for this project. You could also use a cup or can)
- one big gift for the last day of the calendar (this doesn't have to be expensive, a dollar store item will do, or use a full sized candy bar.) Our kids are weird and didn't want candy for the last day. Teenie found a little building block set at the 99 Cent Store, and all of the boys get a Christmas pickle, which they would much rather have than a boring ol' candy bar.)
|Basic circles for the older kids, a snowman family and Christmas-y stuff for the younger kids.|
Use clear packing tape to attach candy and/or favors. For larger or heavier items use double sided mounting tape.
Foamboard allows a nice sturdy background and can just be leaned against a wall to display. Or poke holes through top and use yard or ribbon to hang.
|All done. I didn't really think about it ahead of the time but the pickles were so heavy that they made a couple of the calendars lean sideways! But then again I wasn't thinking they would pick pickles as their Christmas gift!|