Being a Grandma is such a special job.
You are always looking for the best
for your babies Christmas or just always.
When my 2 year old sweet baby love was
1 year old, I wanted him to be part of our traditions
at Christmas time and be able to open
some of the little gifts that we do in our
Advent calendars, but he was too young.
He couldn't eat candies or have
small toys but he did
love Baby Mum-Mums.
I had purchased a couple of boxes for
him to stuff his stocking with when
I thought up the following idea. It was
a great way for him to join
in at least one of our traditions.
He LOVED it!
Wasn't too sure what scissors
were and cutting, but in time he will.
This was easy to make
and fun for him
to unwrap and eat.
Here is what you will
need to make one for your
*10 Baby Mum-Mums
*Wrapping paper (about 4ft.)
*Cute Card or Decoration to put
at the top.
Keep Mum-Mums in their wrappers
Cut a 4 ft. piece of wrapping paper into
Cutting LONGWAYS in half.
Cut 12 pieces of ribbon
about 9 inches long each.
With the right side facing down,
fold the long sides in 1/3
of the way as shown.
Do this on both papers.
Tuck a Baby Mum-Mum inside. With a
piece of ribbon tie a knot at the
bottom of the paper , leaving
about 2 inches. Tie another knot
at the top of the Mum-Mum.
Continue until you have 5 on each
piece of paper. Leaving enough
room to cut at the top of each
When both sides are complete you can
tie the tops together with more ribbon.
Fasten a name tag or other decoration
to the top of the papers that come together.
Hang your Baby Advent somewhere
that they can cut a Mum-Mum each
day when you are doing other
(Note): You can make it for
12 days of Christmas by adding
more Mum-Mums. Be sure to calculate
your paper for the extra Mum-Mums.
You could add small baby toys if you like.
I also used extra string to tie a small
pair of scissors onto the top so I
would have them to cut each day.
Hope your (grand)babies love them as
much as mine did.
Happy New Year!!!