Bubbles loves Shopkins and I have to admit that I do too! We love the mystery of what’s in the little blind bags and then matching them up to the guide to find the name and rarity.
She’s been very interested in the advent calendars we’ve seen in stores this year. I had been wanting to try my hand at making a DIY advent calendar so with her newfound interest in them I decided now was the time.
Most advent calendars have chocolate or candy in them. I’m definitely (definitely) not opposed to some sweet treats, but I thought something that she could keep and use would be more fun for her first advent calendar. And then I realized that Shopkins are the perfect size for tucking away in all those little holes! Thank you to Moose Toys for providing the Shopkins for my super-easy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar!
DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar
My DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar requires only a few mostly common supplies. I’ve included affiliate links to make it even easier for you to gather them.
Arrange your muffin pans into a grid. I did two side by side, but you could stack all four vertically or horizontally, depending on the space you plan to display them.
Lace the ribbon through the holes at each end of the muffin tins. You may need to tie a knot behind the tins where you connect them together.
Print out my Shopkins Advent Stickers. You can choose from the traditional Shopkins (as pictured) or the Shopkins Chef Club set. I printed mine on sticker paper but if you would like to be able to reuse your DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar year after year, print them on magnet sheets.
Place a Shopkins figurine in each of the muffin tin wells.
Cover each well with a Shopkins Advent Calendar sticker or magnet. Then decorate the ribbon with coordinating pompoms, if desired.
I used some command hooks to hang the advent calendar up. I then used a little tape and attached the round “Chef Club” label from the top of the Shopkins jar over the hooks. This was just to personalize it a little more and is completely optional.
This was easy-peasy to make and I love how it turned out. Not exactly “traditional” Christmas colors but Bubbles loves pink and purple so I knew she wouldn’t mind.
On Day 24 in addition to the Shopkins figurine that’s in the advent calendar, I tucked a little slip of wrapping paper. I wrapped the 5-pack and 12-pack of Shopkins Chef Club figurines in the corresponding paper and she’ll get to find those packages under the tree and open them for an extra surprise.
Check out some of my other Christmas posts for more holiday inspiration!
Would your kids love a DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar?