Make 24 little origami baskets, using scraps of Christmas gift wrap or origami paper, and fill each one with something special. Use our ideas for filling your home-made advent calendars for inspiration.
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.
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.
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!
This origami advent calendar is made by folding 24 little origami cones, flattening them, and tying them closed with a ribbon.