Astounding Advent

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting” said the artist Andy Warhol! In this art box, inspired by artists old and new, create your very own beautiful 3D mini-house Advent Calendar to fill with treats, a ‘Kindness Calendar’ paper chain and a Christmas tree forest full of fun family activities.

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The Astounding Advent Box

The idea of an Advent calendar to mark the countdown to Christmas began in Germany in the early 19th century and spread to the UK in the 1950s. Nowadays the calendar is most popular as a dispenser of chocolate, giving out a different treat for each day of the month.

In this box, create a family heirloom, and make a very special homemade advent calendar that you will be proud to bring out each year! Included are 24 pre-cut houses made from very special water-colour paper to decorate to your hearts content and fill with little treats top open up one by one in the exciting build-up to Christmas!

What's inside the box?

  • A booklet introducing the Advent theme, with information about artists, art styles and techniques.
  • An art project creating an advent calendar out of pre-cut houses made from very special water-colour paper to put surprises inside!
  • A paper-chain kindness calendar project, with a list of 24 advent acts of kindness.
  • An activity forest project, with a list of 24 festive fun activities for all the family.
  • A list of 24 recommended Christmas books.
  • Plenty of quality art materials for your child.

What art materials will I receive?

This box includes 24 water-colour paper mini houses, a set of acrylic paints, a paint-brush, a metallic marker, embroidery threads and 24 mini labels

My box is a gift, can I add a personalised card?

Yes! At checkout in the ‘Order notes’ section, please do let us know who the box is for, and any personal note you would like us to write for you.

When will my box be delivered?

Typically you will receive your box 3-4 days after ordering. Your order is processed in 48 hrs and posted using Royal Mail 48hr Tracked. You will receive an email with a tracking number, and can keep updated through the Royal Mail website.


Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.