November 21, 2012
Kiki & Co and she was kind enough to send me one to try out. I used to be sad that I don't have a color printer - until I realized I just need to send them off to be printed - duh! So I sent the files off to OfficeMax and I love the professional print quality. You print the house off on cardstock (The sheet under it, which has the little messages, is just regular paper because I was being thrifty).
I recently got a box full of goodies from X-acto, and they were PERFECT for this project. That new Z xacto knife was amazing and just what I needed.
Take the X-acto knife and carefully cut three sides of each little window - that way they will open like a flap:
Then I used the Elmer's Dot Runner to adhere the house cardstock paper to the paper that has all the clues. Then when you open the window, you reveal the scripture/activity behind it:
With The Christmas Countdown House, there are several options in printable packets - you can get all scriptures, which is under $3 - or you can get all activities - which is under $3 - or you can get a combo (that's what I got) that is $4.95, so it's part activities and part scriptures.
Anyways, I had a foamcore board from Elmer's and I cut it down to size to fit the Countdown House. That x-acto knife cut through the foam core like a dream!
Again, use the glue dot runner to adhere the house to the foam core, and that's it! My Countdown House is ready for Dec 1st - those windows and doors are just begging for children to peek inside:
And FYI, in addition to the house and the scriptures/activities, there are printables to go along with your kit from Kiki & Co - yep, they're included! Love this printable:
Big thanks to Kiki & Co and X-acto and Elmers for providing some of the supplies used in this awesome project!!
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