Christmas Craft – Kids Candy Advent Calendar

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Fun,Making Stuff

2 kids candy advent calendar

A little late, we finally got around to making a candy advent calendar for the kids. This is my favorite idea ever, it’s so easy and SO BEAUTIFUL too.

Here’s what you need:

1 candy advent calendar

  1. Plastic Wrap
  2. Small candy (Hershey’s Kisses work great)
  3. Curling Ribbon
  4. Christmas Scriptures or sayings (one for each day)

Cut the scriptures apart and fold them up really small.

Tear off a 4 foot long piece of plastic wrap and lay flat on a table.

Place one candy and one scripture together in the center of the plastic wrap, spaced about 2″ apart.

Twist either side of the candy/scripture and tie a ribbon. Do all the way down.

Each day, cut right below the ribbon. Read the scripture, eat the candy, and count down to Christmas!

{I found this idea at}


1 Shoregirl December 15, 2010 at 11:01 am

What a neat idea! I’ll have to remember this for next year!

2 Amanda N December 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

OK. I love this! It’s a little late, but i’m totally doing it for what time we have left!
how did you come up with this?

3 JulieB December 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Great idea, very pretty too! :)

4 Crystal December 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

OKay how cute is that? I could totally do one for everyone and have lots of pretty things hanging around my house!”

5 Michelle December 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

We used to make leis like this, never thought of doing an advent calendar! Great idea.

6 Milcah December 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm

This is a “sweet” idea! My kids would love it! Especially since they’re counting down to Christmas :).

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