Monday, September 5, 2011

Countdown to Disney Calendar

I knew I wanted to make some sort of countdown calendar for our trips to Walt Disney World, I just didn't know what I wanted.  I thought and thought about it and then Kelly at Disney Guru posted about the countdown calendar she was making with her family.  Then my good friend Beth at Pursuing the Magic shared her countdown calendar with me too!  

The first thing we did was print out the title for our calendar.  I let Cman color it with markers- what a treat!  Once he finished, I cut it out and we glued it onto our posterboard.  Then I used Kelly's idea of using paint samples from Home Depot.  I got 5 of each color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.  We then glued those on the posterboard.  Once everything was glued, we I wrote the numbers on the Mickey heads.  The next day, I took it to get laminated.  All I was missing was something to cover the numbers for us to remove each day.  That's when Beth came to the rescue!

Thanks to Beth D for the
picture of her calendar!
Beth at Pursuing the Magic is one of the most creative people I know!  She even has a blog for her creative side!  So, when I shared that Cman and I were going to make a calendar, she offered to help by cutting some Mickey Ears from her cricut machine.  She mailed these to the house and I used my mini personal laminator to laminate the black ears and cut them out.  Cman "helped" me tape them onto the colored ears and our calendar was finished!!

Now, each day before school, we take off one black Mickey head to reveal the number of days left until our vacation!  This is a typical morning conversation at our house:
Cman- "Are we going to 'Dinny World' today?"
mom- "No, not today.  We'll take off a Mickey to see how many days are left."
Cman- "But, I wanna go to 'Dinny World.'"
mom- "I know.  But, we still have # days left."
Cman- "I go to Miss Amanda's class today?"
mom- "Yes."
Cman- "But, I wanna go to 'Dinny World' to see Buzz, Woody and Dummo.  I don't wanna see Miss Amanda."


  1. Poor Miss Amanda - sounds like she's taking second fiddle these days! LOVE your countdown calendar - that turned out GREAT!

  2. Awesome countdown calendar!!! I have to make one too, I wanted to start at 100 days and here it is 24 days later...

    But you've inspired me!! Perhaps I will try to do it this week! I can't believe you are so close!! :D

  3. I love it! Looks great! You know I am always looking for things to do with my Cricut - let me know if you need anything else! I promise this time around to actually get your reuqest right! LOL!

  4. Great ideas! I cannot wait until my little guy is old enough to do this. Would it be wrong if I did it just for me?

  5. Thanks Ladies!!

    @Mary- by all means, do one for yourself!!! It makes it so much more fun! :)

    @Beth- again, thanks for the help! I'll be thinking about what I want next! ;)

    @Melissa- You can always make one for 100 days and just remove 24 the first day- how exciting!!

    @Heidi- Thanks. Yes, poor Miss Amanda!!

  6. YES!!!!!!!!!! I love your idea so much cuter than I will be doing this one next cute! Thanks for the mention. :0)