Sunday, January 10, 2016

Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

We're going to Disney World!

We've known for quite some time (about 7 months) that we'd be venturing to the "Happiest Place on Earth."  It's now officially "go time" with all things Disney and what better way to start than with a Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown!

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Paper Link Countdown

I don't know who's more excited - me or the kids...hmm...probably me!

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

Seriously, I should've made my own countdown!

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

Okay, here's how I did it and it's soooo easy.

I purchased some 12x12 paper from the craft store (red and white striped for Mickey and pink and white polka dots for Minnie).

I then used the length of the paper and the ruler as my guide for straight lines as well as the width of the ruler for the width of the chain link.

Easy.

Family and the Lake House - Disney Chain Link Countdown

I found a little toy lying around and thought, "Hmmm...perfect Mickey Mouse ear," I know...straight up engineering skills, right?!  Ha!

I then traced it and cut it out.  Remember, these puppies aren't going to stay in tact, so no use in attempting perfection with this project.  Seriously, the kids are literally going to rip them to shreds- no worries.

Next, I made a fold to be able to glue down the "ear" to the link itself.  Hot glue was the way to go, because it was immediate and it allowed for the "ear" to not slide/fall off the link.

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

I then made cute bows for Minnie by simply cutting skinny lengths of paper, I folded the paper together without creasing the edges, sort of in an oval shape, and then stapled them in the middle.  

Next, I cut a small rectangular piece of paper and glued it to the bow.

Bam!  We have a bow!

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

The kids have been love, love, loving ripping off a chain link every day and it gets them involved in knowing how much longer until we leave.

A chain link can also apparently be used as a headband...  

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown


Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

This was such a fun and easy project.  Yes, it took some time, but it was totally worth it!

Family and the Lake House - Disney Paper Chain Link Countdown

Thanks for stopping by my little blog...

Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!  ;)

Marie :)

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