This DIY Craft idea can be found on page 201 of the book and is a slightly different approach to the traditional advent calendar.
Mini Muffin Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar template (page 227)
1 (24-hole) mini muffin tin (try to find one with a small hole at one end)
Craft paper in assorted Christmas colours and patterns
Mini chocolate bars, treats or gifts (small enough to fit in a mini muffin cup)
Small number stickers: 1 through 24
Double-sided adhesive tape
1 Trace the Advent Calendar template onto a piece of card stock and cut out to use as a template.
2 Using the template as a guide, cut out 24 assorted coloured and patterned “covers” for the muffin-tin holes.
3 Place a treat in each muffin hole.
4 Affix a number sticker to each muffin-hole cover, and attach the covers using four small pieces of double-sided tape, placing the numbers randomly, not in sequence .
5 If the muffin tin has a small hole at one end, use this to hang the calendar with a ribbon.
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