However, those cute little kits are as expensive as $39.99 each..and if you have two or more kids you know you will have to buy one for EACH of them. That gets expensive!
But why spend that money when you can make a DIY LEGO Advent Calendar?
Make Your Own LEGO Advent CalendarI pulled out an old Advent calendar that we've used in the past and created a DIY Lego Advent Calendar.
I first bought a small LEGO kit. This one was about 90 pieces and cost about $10.
I looked at the directions enough to see how the pieces would go together. Then I grouped the pieces that went together and placed them in the daily boxes on the calendar. You'll have to come up with 25 groups.
Each day in December, Nicholas opens a drawer and takes out the LEGO pieces (and maybe a few pieces of candy that managed to find their way in there). He can build whatever he wants with the pieces he collects and even try to guess what the kit is really supposed to be. He likes to think of this as his Christmas LEGO Challenge.
On Christmas, he collects the last LEGO piece and displays his final creation that he has made with all of the pieces he has collected for the month. It may or may not look like the kit is supposed to look but that is half of the fun. After he has showed off his creation, THEN he gets to look at the directions and put the pieces together like the kit was originally designed.
Here is another LEGO Advent Calendar that a friend of mine made. The actual calendar part is made of LEGOs!! Isn't it amazing?!
Very cool I need to remember this when AJ gets olderReplyDelete
This is exactly what I wanted to do for my son this year. . . seeing your post confirms that it's a good idea, and gives me some tips on how to do it! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Where did you find the container with 25 little drawers?ReplyDelete
I am so excited I found your blog! I just frantically realized I have 1 week to order Lego advent calendars for my kids. This would be their first year doing them. Apparently I waited too long and they are all sold out or double in price. Thank you so much for your idea. Super cute and much cheaper!ReplyDelete
I found the container at Hobby Lobby!ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful idea, I'm going to try to do it for each of my kids this year. Thank you for the idea!ReplyDelete
Can I ask if you found the container at Hobby Lobby recently? And what section did you find it in? TIAReplyDelete
I saw some similar at Target. They were in the home decor section, not back with the Christmas stuff surprisingly.Delete
I found the box of little drawers at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section but it wasn't this year. I don't recall exactly what it cost but it was inexpensive, especially with their 40% off coupon!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I really like this idea. I only wish I had seen it soon enough to start this year, but my son will love it next year.ReplyDelete
I bought small clear containers at the $1 store and put them in a box, and we just pull out one a day! :)ReplyDelete
Making the little drawers will be easy and this is something I can send my three grandkids for them to use next year. Thanks for the great idea.ReplyDelete