52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 24

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 24 – When I was a kid, I distinctly remember the chocolate on the 24th of the Advent Calendar was about 4 times the size as the others.  This made you long for Christmas even more.  The only problem was my brother and I would share advent calendars, so whoever got the odd days lost out big time.  Probably why we only got the one with the large chocolate on the 24th once…  Anyways, I thought I’d go out with a bang on this one.  For the last day of my Craftvent Calendar, I made my daughter a simple dutch style doll house out of cardboard for her “little babies“.  She was pretty blown away when she came home to find her house.  Sadly we’re moving in a month and there definitely won’t be room for the house in our bags, I’m sure I’ll make her another one whenever we finally settle down somewhere…

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 23

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 23 – Ever heard of the French nursery rhyme called “Ah les Crocodiles“?  Me neither, but they sing it at my daughter’s daycare.  When they get to the chorus, all 15 kids start bouncing around the room like a toddler mosh pit.  Some day I’ll have to get a video of it. Anyways, crocodiles are popular around here, so I made a quick one out of the last of the card stock we had.

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 22

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 22 – Saw some paper lanterns on the interweeb and couldn’t resist.  They are super simple to make but look great (and I had a ton of scraps left over from the Princess Hat).  Hung them up in the window with some string to add even more decor to our small apartment.

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 21

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 21 – The other day we watched “Finding Nemo”.  I didn’t think it was all that great a movie, but my daughter seemed to think it was awesome (she’s more of a traditional Disney lover, so seeing as this was on the other end of the spectrum from Snow White – and had no princesses – I was shocked).  Anyways, thought I’d make her a couple of fish, the little one is Nemo of course, the big one, the whale.

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 20

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 20 – I started out making one craft but it morphed into another as the day went on…  Today I made a princess hat for my daughter.  The cone is made out of some thin card stock that I covered in pieces of cut up paper.  I didn’t measure her head so well so it was a tad small and didn’t stay on as well as I would have liked.  But she then started using it as a horn so I cut the tip off so it would work better.  We had a fun, but very noisy afternoon!

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 19

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 19 – Today we made some shaky Maracas.  Took some toilet paper rolls, filled them with some dry pasta, and covered them in masking tape.  Then we coloured them with crayons.  Pretty quick simple craft but hours of entertainment running around the apartment shaking them.

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52 Create – Craftvent Calendar, Day 18

52 Create, my weekly creative output for 2011.  Continuing along with my “Craftvent” calendar for my 2 year old daughter.  Simply put, it’s an advent calendar filled with crafts, all home made, many will be joint projects so she gets some fun of making stuff as well.

Day 18 – Can’t decide if this is a cool picture or just a bad idea, let’s go with cool.  Today we made a bird and a pegasus.  Do pegasus have a unicorn? No probably not, but my 2 year old doesn’t know the difference.  She did some colouring on both and then we hung them from the kitchen light.

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