Getting to the 60 day mark for me meant we could do a different count down. Counting down with a chain is not a new idea, but I wanted to do something to get the kids involved. If you remember back in January I made an electronic countdown to WDW, that is because I am not so good at remembering to change things daily. So for this project we took the time to put the dates on each strip of the chain, just in case we miss a day. You can see the dates in the pictures below.
Since I wanted to put the dates on each page I used a simple year on a page calendar found HERE) – to mark the dates with the right color chain so we didn't mess it up.
The girls helped mark the calendar and helped cut the strips. I would have had them staple everything together (they did help with the black ears) but I ended up doing it late one night after they went to bed. I added the white dots with white stickers – cut from the edge of that letter sheet. I did use my silhouette to cut the black paper with the ears on it.
I had to hang it in the stairway – it was to long to put it where I wanted to! I will move it when it gets a little shorter – it goes down the to the landing (the picture just shows the railing at the top).
I added a little sign at the top – it is hard to see in the picture, that says “Countdown to Disney”. I put bling dots on the top two “bodies” and just the white circles on all the others. Seeing these cute little Mickey's when I go up and down the stairs just make me smile.
This chain would not only be great for a countdown but also for decorating at a birthday party or your resort room! What would you use these cute chains for?
My girls are really looking forward to going and this chain brings happiness and memories to them each day! We are currently getting our clothes together and making a few fun shirts so watch for them in my next post.