We have made a tradition during the month of December to prepare for Christmas day.
In the evenings, we drink a cup of tea, eat biscuits and read a Bible verse that speaks about Jesus.
This year we have created a special advent calendar, with a rotating dial, each day it releases a new verse to be read.
- geometry compass
- paper cutter
- paper pin
Time: 1-2 hours
For an A4 paper, the circle should be about 6 cm radius.
For 24 days, the angle between days is 15 degrees (360 divided by 24)
Step 1 – Create the circle
On a paper draw a 6 cm radius circle, repeat on 2-3 extra papers.
Cut the circle.
Glue all circles together
Step 2 – On second paper, draw the circle
An easy way to draw all the angles is to measure with the protractor one angle and then adjust the compass opening to the distance between the two points where the lines of the 15 degree angle is intersecting the circle
Draw completely the lines from center to the paper edge.
Also create some small openings on the circle to be used as release locks for each day.
Cut the inner circle out, we use only the rest of the paper that will be the days doors.
Glue the front page over an empty page.
Open the days doors
Step 3 – Assemble the dial over the paper
With a paper pin place the external circle (dial) over the second paper.
Draw the days numbers
Color the days
Draw a Christmas tree on the inner circle
Step 4 – Glue to a cardboard
Finish the job gluing the calendar on a cardboard
Write the Bible verses on each day
The final calendar: