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“Magic: the Gathering” Card Game Advent Calendar

Make an Advent calendar containing ''Magic: the Gathering'' or other booster cards.

“Magic: the Gathering” Card Game Advent Calendar

This year my son was enamored of Advent calendars – the idea of getting a little something every day from Hanukkah to Christmas. He also wanted to give them as gifts to his friends. He came up with the idea of a calendar that contained Magic: the Gathering cards. This was a great rainy-day-off school project for the two of us. We put it together using paper and tape (and the cards, of course) in just about an hour or so.

Steps

Step #1:

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Start by cutting 2 pieces of paper to the right size.

Step #2:

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Draw grid lines where you want the pockets to go. Leave at least 1/2 inch on each side of the card.

Step #3:

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  • Cut 24 "pocket" pieces (2"x3"). You could also probably use post-it notes.
  • Tape the pockets onto the grid using the single-sided tape.

Step #4:

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  • Using a card you don't care about as a guide, put the card in the pocket and score around the top half.
  • Do not score all the way around; leave some parts uncut. Also, don't cut the tape from the pocket above.

Step #5:

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Decorate the front and label the pockets

Step #6:

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  • Flip it over and put the cards in order in the pockets. Make sure you note where the #1 pocket is and go in the right order.
  • My son decided that the last day should contain a full booster pack as a special present.

Step #7:

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  • Put double-sided tape in the gutters around the cards. Make sure the cards don't touch the tape.
  • Put the back onto the front, carefully aligning the sides and press firmly to make sure they stick.
  • Trim the edges to make sure both sides are the same height/width.

Step #8:

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Proudly present!

Conclusion

The calendars are a hit with the recipients! They can't wait to start opening them up.


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