So . . . this is the first year that all of my kids have their very own candy countdown. And to make it even more special, I let them be creative. (Meaning they didn't have to do a tree shape.)
- 24-25 pieces of wrapped candy--doesn't have to be Hershey Kisses. (I say 25 because in order to make a tree, you need 25.)
- sturdy piece of construction paper--I used Creative Memories paper which feels more like card stock
- glue--the white runny kind (not a glue stick)
What you will do:
- arrange candy pieces into desired shape--Christmas trees are my favorite. :)
- dab glue drop onto bottom of candy in wrapper and place back down on paper.
- let dry completely
- hang on fridge with magnets or hang on cork board etc.
**If you choose to create a Christmas tree, you will need 25 pieces and 8 rows of candy. First row, 1 piece, second row 2 pieces and so on, except for the last 2 rows. Last 2 rows are the base of the tree and only need 2 pieces each. (As shown in above picture. Also trees look really nice when the "star" is red, the tree part green and the base silver--but that is just my preference.)
So, obviously if you make a countdown with 25 pieces, you will have to start it on Nov. 30th instead of Dec. 1st. My kids don't seem to mind a bit!!
How do you countdown to Christmas?
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