a punch board advent is my fave

November 15, 2012

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punch board advent from you are my fave
The other day Beck was down for a nap and I turned on the TV for a little background noise and it just happened to land on The Price is Right and they were having a theme episode where everybody in the audience was pregnant (that part isn’t really relevant but it was really funny to watch really excited pregnant women). During my hour of procrastination, the classic Punch a Bunch game was played and the idea for this advent was born.

To make your own you’ll need:
– white poster board (I tried thicker board but my circle cutter hacked it up)
– circle cutter
– tissue paper and/or crepe paper
– scissors
– tape
– 25 paper bags

Step One: Cut out 25 circles from your poster board and label each one.
Step Two: Cut out 25 pieces of tissue paper, sized to fit over the hole.
Step Three: On the backside of the poster board, place the pieces of tissue paper over the holes and attach with tape.
punch board advent from you are my fave
Step Four: Trim down 25 paper bags and make slits in the opening so they fit over the holes as well. Place treat inside and tape down bag on top of the tissue paper.
punch board advent from you are my fave
Step Five: Hang up and stand back while your child gives it a hefty punch.


  • On November 15, 2012 , Karen said:

    This. Is. Amazing. You know that anything Price Is Right inspired would get my stamp of approval. Next up: a Plinko board!

  • On November 15, 2012 , Chloe Moon said:

    How adorable!! I wish I had kids or nieces & nephews!! =)

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  • On November 15, 2012 , dervla @ The Curator said:

    oh my gosh, this is such a cute idea! Must try this out.

  • On November 15, 2012 , McKenna Ryan said:

    This is so cute and such a fun activity to make with some little ones. Maybe I’ll grab the neice and nephew and make an art project!! Thanks for the wonderful Christmas idea!!

  • On November 15, 2012 , Gina said:

    I’ve made a punch board for the kids. I used the foam core board from dollar tree and an exacto knife. Really fun idea for Christmas though.

  • On November 15, 2012 , Lis said:

    I can picture my boys having a ball with this! Thanks for this awesome craft idea. Must try!

  • On November 15, 2012 , Amanda said:

    This is so cute. I don’t have kids yet… but I want to do it for me!

  • On November 15, 2012 , Kacey said:

    Great minds think alike, I made the same kind this year! :-) http://teachingbrady.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/punch-box-advent-calendar/

  • On November 15, 2012 , Michelle - Little Paper Dog said:

    My little guy is going to flippin’ love this! Thanks :)

  • On November 19, 2012 , yolanda said:

    Really a cut idea!! Thanks for sharing!!! 😀

  • On November 19, 2012 , Tan said:

    This is incredible! Made even more amazing by the fact that it was inspired by the price is right! And who says TV dulls our minds?

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