Best Advent Calendar for Non Crafty Moms

by Alli

Thanks to Oriental Trading for the best advent countdown calendar. All opinions are my own. 

I always have lofty ideas of creating a DIY Advent Calendar for the grandkids. It’s so much fun for them to open and receive small gifts as we countdown to Christmas Day. In reality, I’m not an overly crafty person so I’m thrilled with the Best Advent Calendar for non-crafty moms or grandmas like me. 

The kids love advent calendars. Last year, I put some together made with Chinese food takeout boxes. They are so cute but I want to do something different this year – something that doesn’t take any work at all. 

I love to cook, come up with beautiful tablescapes and decorate. But when it comes to DIY advent calendars, I’m all thumbs. 

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Christmas Countdown Activity Best Advent Calendar

I’m loving this Christmas countdown activity calendar from Crayola®. Of course, the grandkids love it even more. 


Every day, during the month of December, the boys will open a door to find an easy and festive activity or craft to enjoy. Since they love hands-on crafts, this is the perfect advent calendar for them.

Christmas Countdown

This Christmas Countdown Calendar includes:

  • Decorations
  • Colorful Ornaments
  • Modeling Clay Projects
  • Activites
  • Markers 


We have a tendency to eat way too many holiday treats, so I love that this advent calendar does not include candy. Trust me, they will get enough sweets throughout the holidays.


The boys are going to love this countdown to Christmas calendar and I love the fact that I didn’t have to come up with something new with my non-crafty self. Thanks to Oriental Trading and Crayola®! 


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