Advent cards

advent cards with candles on them

Aren’t these advent cards sweet? We made them during our library’s weekly preschool craft time – one of my favorite weekly activities! The kids needed help cutting out the flames (at least in order to get them looking sufficiently flame-like for their critical minds), but Emma and Johnny cut out the candle stems themselves – and then got frustrated gluing on the thin crepe paper. Construction paper would be more child-friendly, but I have to admit the thinner paper looks nice – and all three kids were immensely pleased with the final effect!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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