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The start of Advent is less than two weeks away and marks the start of an exciting countdown for kids. Ending on the eve of Christmas, setting up an Advent calendar is a fun way to celebrate the days leading up to the this special day of the year. Since we love colorful crafts, we’ve rounded up 13 super bright and cheery Advent calendars you can make with the kids. Keep it simple and low stress this holiday and make these colorful calendars out of paper. Many include printables that make it a cinch to create and display your calendar right away to get started on the fun celebrations ahead.

Printable Advent Calendar Boxes (via Smallful)

Takeout Advent Boxes (via Studio DIY)

Advent Calendar Street (via Mr. Printables)

Advent Calendar in a Jar (via Poppytalk)

Printable Number Tag Advent Calendar (via We Are Scout)

Advent Calendar with Free Printable Poster (via Confetti Sunshine)

Modern Advent Calendar (via Nalle’s House)

Paper Tree Advent Calendar (via Willowday)

Colorful Advent Calendar (via You Are My Fave)

Paper Tube Advent Calendar (via Pysselbolaget)

Colorful Printable Advent Calendar (via Design is Yay)

Sticker Christmas Tree Advent Calendar (via Pink Stripey Socks)

Are you setting up an Advent calendar this year? Check out more fun holiday ideas for kids!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.