Scratch-Off Advent Calendar

Christmas is around the corner and this year I wanted to create a different advent calendar for Arianna.

Halloween was a holiday she cherished, but with the amount of sweets we still have around the house, I want to avoid other unhealthy and unnecessary sugary snacks, and do activities about Christmas, to stimulate her creativity and learn new things instead.



Halloween was a holiday she cherished, but with the amount of sweets we still have around the house, I want to avoid other unhealthy and unnecessary sugary snacks, and do activities about Christmas, to stimulate her creativity and learn new things instead.

In order to do this, I thought it would be fun to have a scratch-off advent calendar this year, to maintain the mystery and enthusiasm of the family members.

I created the chart and added the activities in bubbles forming a Christmas tree and designed the page to attract the eye. As there are 24 bubbles, I had to focus on being very brief describing the activities, but I know what I had planned for each one of them, so when I’m at home I will just do that, but because my husband does not understand half of these, and he will have to replace me when I’m at work, we can’t disappoint Arianna, so I decided to make a folder for him to give full instructions on each activity, describing the materials needed and each step to take.

You can personalise the activities based on the likes and dislikes of your family, to make them appropriate for the area you live in and traditions you have, you can chose if to have the activities in a certain order or if to have them randomly, and I think that’s the beauty of this project as you can control all factors.

When I was happy with the chart, I printed it and laminated it. You don’t need to laminate it entirely if you don’t want to, and you can use packing tape or sellotape just for the area to be scratched-off, but I wanted to, as in order to use it daily by a toddler with greasy fingers, you have to take extreme measures.

To make the scratchy part, you need acrylic paint, dish washing soap and a painting brush. Mix 2 parts of acrylic paint in the colour of your choice with one part dish washing soap and paint the area you want in 2 layers. Wait for the first layer to dry off completely before applying another one.

That’s it! Your new scratch-off advent calendar is ready to be used!

Feel free to use the the chart that I made, but you can as well use the empty one and fill it with your ideas. Don’t forget to tag us so we can like your content!

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Stay safe,
Flo

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Hi! My name is Flo and I am the mum of Arianna. I enjoy doing crafts with my kid and writing. I have started this blog to combine the two and to help others as well to get ideas and embrace motherhood the way I did. As a full time working mum, I do have struggles, and finding the balance between family and career is still a big issue for me. My blog reflects my struggles and shares the tips I have learnt along my journey, plus a lot of crafts and activities. Please leave your feedback in comments and subscribe if you like my content. Have fun scrolling through my posts!

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