It seems Advent calendars lean more towards the secular side these days. So we decided to try to make our own version this year. After scouring the interwebs for ideas (and finding lots of really great ones), I decided with my two little monkeys we should do something fairly easy (my youngest monkey likes being able to say I did it all by myself), with the option of extra embellishments for the older gal; and something that focuses on recycling, rather than the purchasing of more stuff. Lord knows we do not need more stuff. We just need to find ways to repurpose the stuff we have. At least that's the theory.
I'm pretty sure that gives them special powers.
I once left my Girl Scouts alone with jars of glitter on the table. I turned my back on them for a few minutes, and they took that opportunity to start a glitter fight. Think pillow fight, but with glitter. It took 6 months to get all the glitter out of their hair.