Great idea for a DIY Advent Calendar! With its 24 openings, a mini-muffin pan makes a perfect base for a treat-filled Advent calendar. Because the numbered coverings are held on by magnets, you'll be able to bake with the pan again after Christmas.
Sit down with the kids and make these fun Christmas ornament crafts. You can make Rudolph and all his friends using this tutorial for Handprint Reindeer Ornaments. If you're looking for simple Christmas crafts for kids, this is one of the best.
thumb prints made into Christmas lights. Easy craft to do with the kids. To enhance this, I might extend the strand each year, so by the time they are older, you have a long string of thumb print lights.