Can you believe that tomorrow is the first of December! Aiyah! How quickly the time flies.
I love advent calendars. I don't know why, but there's something immensely satisfying about moving a little figure from one day to the next.
We own one small felt snowman advent calendar, but I wanted to try making my own out of crap. (Why? Why not! I love crapting. There's just something immensely satisfying about transforming garbage and recyclables into something beautiful.)
I've always loved eating fortune cookies. (They're the best part about eating Chinese food!) So, I made my advent calendar look like paper fortune cookies. Unlike their doughy counterparts, these fortune cookies don't contain traditional cookie wisdom. Instead, each holds a Christmas-y activity that our family can do together or a way that we can serve others. Each cookie also holds a bible verse.
Hopefully these paper treats will help put us in the right frame of mind this holiday season.
Want to make your own paper fortune cookie advent calendar? Read on!
- paper grocery bags (<--crap!)
- computer paper
- glue stick
- gold paint
- Bible Advent verses
1) Trace and cut out 24 circles.
10) I wasn't sure how to string the cookies up, so I created small loops out of leftover paper and taped them to the inside of the fortune cookies.) String up your cookies and enjoy!