Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scratch 'n' Gift DIY Advent Calendar

Make these cards as your Advent calendar. Kids can scratch the paint with a coin each day to reveal a new fun idea.
Advent clips
What you'll need:
25 1" wood circles, small number stickers (1-25), 2 colors of acrylic paint, paintbrush, 25 miniature clothespins, tacky glue
Make it:
1. Press a number sticker firmly on the center of each wooden circle. Apply acrylic paint over sticker and remove sticker immediately; let paint dry.
2. Paint the front of the clothespins in the second color; let dry.
3. Glue wooden circle to top of clothespin.
Advent cards
What you'll need:
Cardstock, scissors, clear packing tape, dish soap, acrylic paint, paintbrush, string
Make it:
1. Download the Advent cards using Adobe Acrobat Reader. All card text can be altered; customize it as you like.
2. Print cards onto cardstock and cut each one out along the dashed lines.
3. Place a piece of packing tape over the center of the card, covering text.
4. Mix 1 part dish soap to 2 parts acrylic paint and paint over the packing tape. Allow to dry completely. Once dry, repeat the process for a second coat.
5. Hang cards on string with clips.

1 comment:

safdar ali said...

I want to make
Scratch Cards of my own at home. What is the procedure?

And i also like to scratch the card by plastic key tags.

Hank Hendricks has been a student at the University of New Hampshire- Whittmore School of Business and Economics.
At the university he was a very active participant in the student researcher group