Sunday, December 2, 2012

DIY Lego Advent Calender

DIY Lego Advent Calender
Happy December 1st. I have a special post today. Do your kids love legos? Surprise them with this Christmas Tree in a 24 day Advent Calender. Instructions, supply list and printable daily tutorials, below.
Click here for Printable Daily PDF
Above,  every year we use this baby mitten and chain stitched advent calender.

My very creative, talented, engineer, friend, Annika, told me years ago that every year she broke down a lego kit and re-assembled an Advent Calender from it, for her two children. I was dazzled by her ambition but, thought that this was something I'd never do. Last year, something changed: our kids had become so incredibly interesting in Legos, I decided it was time to try and I created 3 Lego Advent calenders from 3 kits, for the each of the kids. These were huge hits. This year, I simplified. I raided the boys extra Lego supply, built a Christmas tree and then, turned it into our family Lego calender and wanted to share it with you, too! This is perfect, if you are looking for a special, last minute, calender. Chances are, you have all the you need, already, in the house!































Supplies:
Advent Calender (Tree Advent Calender Template,  for PDF here) or similar.
Legos (See supply chart above)
Daily Tutorial Print outs, PDF, here





































Tutorial:
Choose Advent Calender (Tree Advent Calender Template,  for PDF here) or another.
Select and Separate legos from supply chart above for all 24 days.
Print out the daily Lego Christmas Tree instruction sheet, here. Cut into days.

Assembly
Select daily legos (1-24). Print and cut out the daily LEGO  Lego Christmas Tree advent instruction sheet. Match the daily legos with their corresponding instruction and wrap these carefully together. Place this into your Advent Calender and enjoy!

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13 comments:

  1. I'm such a lego fan and this is a marvelous idea!

    Hopping by from TGIF's linky

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    1. We are, too. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

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  2. Brilliant! The calenders with a little gift every day are cute but my kids don't eat candy and the
    definitely don't need more "little things", but they do like the counting down for christmas. Many thanks for sharing this fab idea!

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    1. I hope you, too, have the opportunity. Thank you so much!

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  3. I love this idea! So much nicer than the commercially produced lego calendars - and showing kids the beauty of recycling to boot! The toy calendars always leave me with a funny feeling - the oddity of getting toys whilst counting down to getting toys. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. It's always wonderful to hear from like-mined parents! Wishing you inspiration and fun these holidays.

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  4. My son is going to love this! He'll build this in no time flat. So now I have the idea for him to build something every few days in our countdown / Advent activities! Thank you!

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    1. I agree: lego inspiration can be endless. Thank you for sharing. Have fun!

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  5. Super cute clever idea! And so thrifty & fun too =-)

    Thanks for linking up & sharing on TGIF!
    Beth =-)

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  6. This is such a great idea for an Advent calendar. I'm featuring you this week on the Sunday Showcase. :)

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  7. This is a really great idea! I will be sharing this with my Lego fanatical son!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Ana

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    1. Thank you Anna! I have a new one coming this year!

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  8. that's a really cool idea! my daughter will love it!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!


    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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Thank you!