Nature-Themed Advent Calendar ~ Supplies

Here is a list of supplies you will need to follow along with the nature-themed advent calendar, which begins on December 1st.

Week One

  • A journal in which to record your thoughts & memories about this season of Advent.
  • Ingredients to make hot chocolate.
  • Candy Canes
  • Your nature journals, or heavy paper for sketching, plus your sketching materials of choice (watercolours, coloured pencils etc)

Week Two

As for week one, plus the following:

  • Secateurs, or robust scissors
  • Old newspapers
  • PVA glue
  • Small paintbrushes (ones that you do not mind using with glue; the glue will spoil them somewhat.)
  • Lots of glitter! **I have received a comment from a reader asking me to remove glitter, due to the effects of micro plastics on the environment. Here is a biodegradable option, for those who would like to consider it as an alternative**
  • Cotton thread
  • Garden wire
  • Garden twine
  • Large sheets of paper: I like to use brown wrapping paper, lining paper is another option.
  • Poster paint
  • Small cookie cutters (festive ones will be extra special!)
  • Potatoes ~ you can see where this is headed 😉
  • A selection of Christmas books to read aloud

Week Three

As for week one, plus the following:

  • Bird seed to top up your feeders
  • 300g salt
  • 360g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 250ml warm water
  • optional extras:
    • Cinnamon & ground ginger (1 tsp each)
    • Peppermint essence (a few drops) and red food colour dough
    • Glitter & food colour
  • Dark-coloured crayons
  • White paper (printer paper is ideal)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Metallic marker
  • Blank cards and envelopes (or make your own cards from folded coloured cardstock.)
  • Ingredients to bake your favourite Christmas treat

Week Three

As for week one, plus the following:

  • A pencil
  • Felt-tip markers or poster paints
  • Metallic marker
  • Varnish or PVA glue & a suitable brush (non-essential)
  • Ingredients to make a favourite mulled drink (If you wish to follow my recipe, you will need a bottle of apple juice, a cinnamon stick, a couple of cloves, and an orange.)
  • Wild bird seed, suet balls
  • A favourite Christmas film

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3 thoughts on “Nature-Themed Advent Calendar ~ Supplies

  1. Can I request that you remove the suggestion of glitter? Microplastics are a HUGE problem for the environment and glitter is by definition microplastic right out of the box. Add to that it gets everywhere and you can never corral every last sparkly little plastic piece and it is just not something that I think we should be using. Thanks.

    1. Good morning, Beth!
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I have updated the post if you would like to take a look.
      Best Wishes
      Lynn

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