If your children are anything like mine, Christmas can’t arrive soon enough. To help them count down the days until Christmas try this easy to do craft at home (and it’s free!)
- Print out this star pattern from Family Fun Cut it out and decorate with glitter, markers, or crayons. My girls are all about the glitter!
- Cut strips of paper from either wrapping paper, or red, green, white, blue, or yellow construction paper (basically whatever Christmas colored you have around). Maybe you do purple and gold, maybe red and green, maybe blue and white – it’s your choice).
- Make a simple garland using the strips of paper – gluing them together end to end. Make enough rings to count down from today until Christmas.
- Staple the garland to the bottom point of the star. Each night tear off one ring and count down to Christmas.
If you like you can add this poem:
Each night after prayers are said,
Cut off a link and hop into bed
When only one star is left to shine
Then you will know it’s Christmas time!