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Festive Friends Advent Calendar | toucanBox Christmas

Let the kids begin the Christmas countdown by making their very own advent calendar! Our Festive Friends Advent Calendar is the perfect Christmas craft to get the kids in the Christmas spirit and spending quality time with you.

Homemade cute friends advent calendar

Decorate 24 envelopes with our festive face cut-outs and numbers 1-24, for an advent your little ones will love! This calendar is perfect for stashing with sweeties, letters from Father Christmas and fun, festive facts! Add a lovely selfmade Christmas Wreath next to it and you have the perfect Christmas decoration for the whole of December.

How to make the Friends Advent Calendar

You Will Need

Download Advent Printable Template

What To Do:

1 Download and print out the advent template. Carefully cut out the faces and numbers, then colour in the numbers.

cut out the advent calendar faces and numbers

2 Glue the festive faces and numbers on to the envelopes. Then leave to dry. Keep some envelopes aside for your own festive decorations!

glue the festive faces on the envelopes

3 Fill the envelopes with Christmas treats! Chocolate coins and candy canes work particularly well!

fill the envelopes

4 Seal the envelopes. Then peg your envelopes onto 4 lengths of string roughly 125cm long. Hang from somewhere high, we tied the string around a length of wood and fixed it to the wall!

No pegs? Use blu-tac to stick the envelopes to a wall in neat rows or in a pattern!

peg your envelopes to your string

5 Let the Christmas countdown begin!

finished friends advent calendar for the christmas countdown

Download Advent Printable Template

Remember to stash an extra special surprise for Christmas Eve! After all, your little elf worked hard all year to make it on to Santa's Nice List!


We’d love to see your creations, so why not share them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #toucanBox. Our favourite snaps could feature in the next issue of toucanBox Magazine!

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