If you are planning to go to Disneyland for the holidays, then you can merrily count down the days before your departure with this Disney Holiday Vacation Countdown. Download our free printable template and follow the tutorial to create this festive craft.
It has often been said that, "There is no place like home for the holidays!" I couldn't agree more. There is something magical about being surrounded by the people that you love in a place of happiness and comfort. However, home is where your heart is and there are many hearts that belong to Disney!
Do visions of churros dance in your head? And does your walk in a winter wonderland take you to the city of Arendelle? If you could dash away would you be landing on the roof of a sparkling castle? If you're singing "I'll be home for Christmas" while packing your Mickey Mouse ears and autograph book, then you are in for a truly magical holiday season.
The Disney Parks are a joy at any time of the year, but during the holidays, they simply shimmer with magic and wonder. You can count down the days until your departure with this Disney Holiday Vacation Countdown activity.
You will need:
Free Disney Holiday Vacation Countdown Printable
Gold or Black Spray Paint
12 by 12 Wood Crate
Two Gold Screw Hooks
You will need to download and print the Free Disney Holiday Vacation Countdown Printables. There are two text options that you can choose from. Print your choice on cardstock using color ink.
Then, download and print the ornament numbers. You will need to print two of the first page (numbers 1-8) and one copy of the second page (Numbers 9 and 0.) This will give you enough numbers to count down from 99 days before your vacation!
Paint the wood crate. I used gold and black spray paint. However, you can choose what color you like best! Spray the wood outdoors. When you are using spray paint, it is best to spray in thin coats to prevent runs. Let the paint dry completely.
Trim the edges from around the printed pages.
Spray the back of the paper with the spray adhesive. Place the paper onto the center of the painted crate. Press it down so the page lays flat without bumps or wrinkles.
Measure the spots on the paper where you will place the gold hooks. I measured 2.5 inches from the side edges and placed a dot. Make sure the distance from the top is the same for both of the dots as well. I placed them about 1. 5 inches below the text.
Screw the hooks into the board where you marked with dots.
Cut around the edges of each of the Disney Holiday Vacation Countdown number ornaments. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the circle hanging position. Be sure to make the hole in approximately the same place on each ornament.
Hang the numbered ornaments onto the hooks.
I placed them in order from highest number to the lowest. You will want to start with the number for how many days are left before you leave on your Disney Holiday Vacation. You can use the Mickey ornaments to mark the departure day!
Now, find a spot in your house to display your Disney Holiday Vacation Countdown. It is so exciting to watch the days disappear!
The Holiday's at the Disney Parks is tuly the most wonderful time of the year! I hope this countdown will help you get excited about heading "home" for Christmas. If you still haven't planned your holiday vacation, there is still time! Call 855-GET-AWAY to speak to one of our travel experts directly or book online.
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