Last week, I shared the first of three printable advent calendars I created for you this year. I think these are so fun as an easy, economical, yet fun, advent calendar. This Santa Claus advent calendar is the second one I have to share, and it’s my son’s personal favorite. Who wouldn’t want to help Santa grow his beard in preparation of Christmas day? I remember in grade school having one of these to count down to the Christmas holiday–each day, we added a cotton ball and watched his beard grow!
For this calendar, small-to-medium-sized cotton balls work best; the jumbo cotton balls may be a bit too large. Each day, your child can use a glue stick to add a cotton ball to Santa’s beard, and when his beard is complete, Christmas is here!
This Santa Claus advent calendar prints best on 8×10 heavyweight paper; because of the dark background, I’d recommend sending to your favorite photo printer to print on cardstock or photo paper.
Want something a little different to count down the days until Christmas?
This Christmas tree printable advent calendar may be just the thing! Use colored pom poms, buttons or even stickers for a fun and easy countdown activity.
Last year’s advent calendar, featuring mini ornaments and small treats, was so much fun for the kids as they opened a new bag each day.
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Thanks for reading all about my Santa Claus printable advent calendar! Have a crafty day!