The countdown is on for the most wonderful time of the year at the Disney Parks and Cruise Line! The holidays at Disney are always festive and full of magic. They deck the halls with twinkling lights and colorful garland. Mickey and his friends dress up for the occasion and even Santa leaves the North Pole for visits. Sweet treats are aplenty and reindeer aren't the only things lighting up the night sky. The happiest place on earth gets even better with a sprinkle of Christmas magic!
Are you visiting Disneyland, Walt Disney World or going on a Very Merrytime Disney Cruise for the holidays? If so, you must have been good this year! The countdown to your holiday retreat will be merry and bright with this festive Mickey Mouse Holiday Countdown Chain.
Make your list and check it twice and make sure to watch for the disappearing mice. When the Mickeys are gone it is time to depart. Your Disney vacation is ready to start!
I love how easy these chains are to construct. Get the kids involved in the process, or use it as a surprise to reveal your vacation plans.
First, download and print the Mickey Pattern and the Mickey Mouse Holiday Countdown Header Printable that matches your destination. There are three options for the header.
Cut around the header, leaving a small white bubble border around the edges.
Cut the Mickey mouse pattern shape from the template. Trace the pattern onto the black construction paper. You will get four Mickey heads out of each piece of construction paper.
Cut out the strips following the traced outline.
Fold the mouse ears up at a 90 degree angle and make a crease. Do this on each of the Mickey head strips that you will use. The number depends on how many days you want to include on your countdown.
Next, cut the strips for the Mickey Mouse body and hands. My Mickey wears a cool red Santa suit! You will need two strips of red and one strip of white for every Mickey head that you made. Cut the colored strips 1.5 inches wide.
Make the chain with staples. Start by making a loop with a strip of white paper. Staple it into place. Then, thread a Mickey head through the white loop and form the Mickey head into a circle before stapling the ends in place.
Add a red loop and then another red loop. Repeat the pattern until you have a whole bunch of linked up Santa Mickey's!
Since it is the holidays...Mickey needs to look extra fancy. Give him some gold buttons! I found these gold embellishments at the craft store and you can also find them here on Amazon. They had adhesive on the back like a sticker to make placing them on the chain very quick and easy! Put two buttons on the red loop just below the Mickey head in each section.
Loop a strip of ribbon through the top link of the chain and tape it to the back of the Mickey Mouse Holiday Countdown Chain Header. Make sure to tape it to the bottom center of the header.
The countdown is ready!
Take away one loop of the chain each day before your merry Disney vacation. The Mickey Mouse Holiday Countdown Chain will give you just a small taste of the special Disney magic awaiting you. You are sure to have a holly jolly time!
Now is the time to plan your holiday Disney vacation. By booking in advance, you'll get the best selection of rooms and the best pricing. And you'll have the joy of seeing your family celebrating the merry season in the most magical way. Book your Disney vacation online now or call our travel experts at 855-GET-AWAY.