Thursday, December 1, 2011

Little Crafts: healthy advent calendar

I’m a little tardy with my advent calendar this year but this project is very simple to make and requires hardly any preparation.

It’s always fun to add little notes into your kids’ lunch bag and this incorporates the little note and the advent calendar.

Type up your advent numbers and notes. Since it’s an advent calendar, the notes are coupons good for a fun item or treat.

Wrap up an apple or other favorite fruit in parchment paper and tie it all together with twine and your advent calendar number and coupon.

Hopefully, they’ll eat the apple and save the coupon.

Let the countdown begin. Happy December 1st!

This project is linked at the parties listed here and 

Tip Junkie handmade projectsChildmadeTickled Pink at 504 MainUndertheTableandDreaming
The Crafty Nest 


  1. this is certainly one of the most creative & prettiest i've seen this year !!

  2. I love this idea, and yes, it's so much healthier than my Trader Joe chocolate Advent calendars.

  3. Looks so elegant, and I love that it is healthy, doesn't cost a lot of money, and doesn't make it so you wind up with a bunch of useless throwaway toys:)

    I am pinning this.
    Amanda Joy

  4. What a fantastic idea. I love that you make it a fun school lunch idea.:)

  5. Love the healthy play-they look too gorgeous to eat! (Although I don't think my husband who is a big kid at heart would like the healthy twist--he likes his daily sweet treats in the month of December)! lol.

  6. That's such a great idea! I love that it's something your kids can take with them. Very cool!

  7. so so cute! love this idea! your crafts always looks so pretty! good job!

  8. This is such a good idea! Maybe I need to do this myself to make me eat more fruit. :-) I would love to have you link up at my Handmade Christmas party!

  9. Such a precious idea! I really want to do an advent calendar!! Visiting from TT&J :D

  10. I love this advent!
    If I'd seen it earlier it would definately have chosen it for this year.

  11. Carolyn, I just wanted to let you know that you have been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  12. Awesome--so awesome I featured it .

    You've been featured. Come grab your featured button.



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