One of my longtime passions, arts and crafts has spurred me to create a Chocolate Advent Calendar. I like having little surprises for my kids and this is what I decided to do this year. We love sweets at home and so this was perfect for the holidays.

I first researched how to make boxes that had an easy open lid. I made use of red, green and yellow poster paper and constructed 24 boxes. Then I glued the boxes to one another and created a pyramid style tower.

Usually, I have a design in mind but sometimes I change it at the last minute depending on the materials I have. I happened to have Christmas gift cards and decided to use those as my design. Then I wrote numbers on the visible boxes with a gold marker.

The challenge to my Chocolate Advent Calendar box is that the boxes I made were small so the chocolates I needed to had to be small. I’ve got quite a few more days but love that the kids have a sweet surprise every morning.

Check out my Advent Calendar Wish List –> http://artofbeingamom.com/2017/11/wishlist-top-advent-calendar-gift-picks/

See some Advent Calendar Ideas and Printables –> http://artofbeingamom.com/2017/11/advent-calendar-ideas-printables/

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