Origami Advent Calendars

You can make some really wonderful advent calendars with origami - which you can fill with all sorts of things to make the run up to Christmas even more exciting and special for your children. Either make these origami advent calendars as a surprise for the kids, or enlist their help in the making and then fill them secretly, so that opening up each day is a surprise! Older children could also make an origami Advent Calendar for younger siblings, putting a drawing or message inside each pocket.

Ideas for filling your home-made advent calendars

We have used either squares cut from Christmas wrapping paper (a great way to use up last year's gift wrap scraps), or bought origami paper, in these projects.

Origami Envelope Advent Calendar

Origami Envelope Advent Calendar

These origami envelopes are quick to fold and you can make an impressive DIY origami advent calendar quickly. Either use up scraps of Christmas gift wrap randomly, or choose your paper carefully to blend in with your Christmas decor!

Origami Packets Advent Calendar

Origami Packets Advent Calendar

This origami advent calendar is made by folding 24 little origami cones, flattening them, and tying them closed with a ribbon.

Origami Star

Origami Star

This is a very simple origami star which even the youngest children can make. As you will need three squares of paper and  a glue stick to complete the model, it isn't origami in the true sense! Make 24 origami stars for a lovely homemade origami advent calendar!

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Homemade Advent Calendars
Homemade Advent Calendars

Advent Wreath Crafts
Advent Wreath Crafts

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Advent Worksheets
Advent Worksheets

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