Santa's Beard Countdown to Christmas Calendar. Perfect for kids to work on fine motor & cutting skills. Maybe a snowman to countdown to winter/Christmas break. Or a flower or spring item with wavy lines for Spring break countdown.
Christmas Craft Project: Advent Calendar-- think I'll sew some small, reusable cloth bags, and find a slightly different way to arrange the clothes pins, so that there's more space for the bags. Love the idea of painting the clothes pins, though!
Another button + tacks craft only this time we are also adding numbers. PROS: Quick, easy, reusable calendar with a homey, craft feel. CONS: Fabric, buttons and glue make need to be bought. NOTE: Could also use bottle caps.