Doesn't this look cute? Doesn't it look doable even for a working mom of two? Wouldn't it be fun to display and talk about during the month of December? Here's the link to Family Fun magazine that will guide you through step-by-step directions. But first, let me warn you--you need lots of paper. Expensive, only-on -sale-when-you-don't-need-it, scrapbooking paper. You'll also need a steady hand and lots of patience. I know it looks simple and it is, but remember, you have to make 24 of these conifers. Or as Henry called them, party hats. Still if you are crafty, have at it. Liam certainly did. He crushed half the cones and threw the rest on the floor.
I decided to try a another advent project from the same site. Their sample was adorable; so one evening after the boys were in bed, I set to constructing this candy calendar. I made a few minor changes to the easy-to-follow directions. I laid 48 treats on the tape and used a thin paper bag for the top layer.
Henry loves the calendar. He is very good about cutting just one section each day. (His brother, on the other hand, is not so easily restrained.) Henry can lift the strip from the wall and see what tomorrow's candy will be. When we reach the top it will be time for Santa's visit!