Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 2

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 2

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 2

So as promised on Monday, this is part 2 of my Activity Advent Calendar project.  There’s no set measurements for each envelope as you’ll see in the video. This is an opportunity to use up odd shape scraps and sheets of paper that you just don’t seem to reach for.

I didn’t measure any of my envelopes, nor did I have any set initial score line. That’s the best bit about crafting, working on a whim with no boundaries or rules!!!

Pootles Advent Countdown 2016 Activity Advent Calendar Part 2 Date It Stamp

I did also promise a list of the activities that you could do during December and some of those that we’ve done in the past, so here are 30 ideas for you!

  1. Make paperchains (2×12 scrapbook paper strips and double sided tape)
  2. Make snowglobes (these were jars, dolls house trees and epsom salts, no actual liquid)
  3. Make Bunting (DSP cut into triangles, stuck to raffia twine)
  4. Enjoy a twinkling light bath
  5. Decorate Christmas cupcakes
  6. Decorate mini bedroom trees
  7. Have hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles on top
  8. Write Christmas cards
  9. Go to a matinee performance of this year’s must see Christmas Movie
  10. Go shopping with grandparents for presents for mum and dad
  11. Have a Christmas disco, dancing to carols and Christmas pop songs (set tree lights to flash mode!)
  12. Make mince pies with Nanna
  13. Make gifts for teachers
  14. Make glittery baubles (polystyrene balls, tombow, glitter)
  15. Go out for evening dinner
  16. Make Christmas cookies
  17. Christmas treasure hunt
  18. Donate toys to charity
  19. Go to the Pantomime
  20. Take candy canes to school
  21. Have posh meal at home, best clothes, candle light, napkins etc
  22. Deliver Christmas cards
  23. Do something nice for someone (not family)
  24. Give gifts to teachers
  25. Go ice skating
  26. Go and see a Christmas display
  27. Go out for a night time drive to see the lights
  28. Watch a Christmas movie
  29. Have a picnic under the Christmas tree
  30. Open a special box. (Christmas Eve, will have new pyjamas, movie, popcorn etc to watch after bath!)

Have a fantastic day everyone, and perhaps you’ll make an Activity Calendar this year too!

S xx


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Sam Hammond

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  1. You are brilliant!!! Thank for sharing such great ideas!

  2. Oh Sam have been waiting all week for part 2 and it was well worth the weight. Wonderful idea for my grandchildren here in Australia. You are fantastic to share all your ideas and you have made me into a wonderful crafter. Thank you so much. Nice to see your rings back on your finger. Best of luck for the future.
    Celia in Queensland

  3. I adore the activity calendar!!! TFS!

  4. Clever way to use up scraps, and how you made the cute envelopes!!!

  5. WooHoo!! I’m getting my scraps ready, this is just so much fun Sam, thank you for the inspiration. Love my envelope punch board!!!

  6. Thanks that was brilliant

  7. Great idea. I love my envelope punch board and will keep this in mind. Thanks!

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