So, I recently wrote a post about how I prepared for a recent trip to Disneyland. I wanted to mention I more thing I made in preparation for our trip. As you may know, 6-year-olds are not known for their patience. For this reason, I do not tell her about upcoming Disney trips until we are within three weeks from “D” day. I wanted a fun way to countdown to Disneyland. My go-to-source for ideas is of course Pinterest. When looking through my boards, I found this Pin.
I really loved this idea and figured this could easily be adapted to a Disney theme for our upcoming trip. I remembered I had bought a few of those frames on a trip to Ikea in anticipation of making chalkboard-type frames. I had some Disney themed scrapbook paper, but I know it wouldn’t be enough to complete the project. I immediately turned to Amazon and found this cute pad.
Assembling the Project
Using Cricut Design Space I made rectangles for the solid cardstock measuring 3.28″ wide by 5.25″ tall. I cut the patterned cardstock in rectangles measuring 2.783″ wide and 4.25″ tall. I cut the numbers 1″ wide and 3.56″ tall. I just used a hole punch to make the holes, although you could have the Cricut do that as well.
I added some extra embellishments to most cards. I used some binder rings I had originally purchased to use in my classroom. You can always find those at the Dollar Tree or purchase it on Amazon, where there are some really cute colored ones.
Finally, I used some cute ribbon to add some color to the top.
I was hapy with the final version. This would also be great for a birthday countdown or last day of school countdown in a primary classroom (I am pretty sure my middle schoolers wouldn’t really appreciate it.)