This wasn’t so much a project for Love Bug and Sweet Pea as it was for me. But the activities that come from it are for them.
I found this awesome Advent Calendar idea that I fell in love with the second I saw the picture.
All it took was a long piece of ribbon, clothespins, colorful Christmasy paper (I just used wrapping paper for mine), and a few creative Advent activity ideas. Coming up with ideas might have been the hardest part, but I’m really happy with the variety I got!
I cut the wrapping paper into strips and wrote one activity on the back of each. Then I cut the ribbon in half length-wise and threaded it through the middle of the clothespins. I found that I may have cut it a little too narrow because when I lifted it up, they all fell to the middle. So I ended up doing a little hot-gluing on each side, which keeps them perfectly in place.
Then I printed out the numbers from the site where I found this idea and glued them to the clothespins. Then I folded the paper strips with the activities in half and clipped them inside the clothespins.
I’m really excited to hang it up and have Love Bug open up a new paper each day. When I hang it, it’ll be in a straight line but the best picture I could get of the whole thing was in a circle like this: