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Holiday Craft Ideas: DIY Advent for Kids

Are you ready for more holiday craft ideas? This time, I’m excited to show you an easy to make Advent for Kids. All you will need are a few basic supplies. You can even repurpose your kitchen muffin tin and use it for this fun holiday countdown until the season ends and then let your kitchen have the muffin pan back.

Advent for Kids

Items Needed:

Advent Supplies



Using magnet sheets, print out 24 circles that will cover each cup of the muffin tin. You can make your own, or print these free printable ones that are perfectly sized and ready to go!

Printable Advent Numbers

Click to Print/Save the Advent for Kids Printable


Fill each cup with a goodie to two. Look for small toys, a miniature nativity set, a piece of candy, or even a little note or activity idea hidden inside. (See our 44 Christmas Traditions & Activities or 25 Unique Fill Your Advent Calendar Ideas posts for more ideas!)

Cover each cup with a magnetic circle. If your tin has holes on the end, tie a piece of ribbon through to hang. If your muffin tin does not have a hole, you can drill one in the center, or use left over pieces of magnets and hot glue them to back to stick on the refrigerator.

When Christmas is over, store your magnets and goodies (if they are reusable) in a ziploc bag and keep them with your Christmas decorations. You can use the muffin tin for everyday use throughout the year! Or, get creative with a can of spray paint and dedicate the pan only to Christmas.

DIY Muffin Tin Advent

I’m certain that this easy to make advent for kids will be a hit in your family! The Christmas Countdown starts on December 1st and you’ll reveal one spot per day until Christmas arrives.

What goodies would you fill this advent calendar with?

Want more fun holiday craft ideas, kids activities, or decor? See what these great bloggers created!

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