We leave for Disney in 11 days and of course my kiddos are super excited. We've been going annually and this will be our 4th year. I've never done a countdown before, other than the calendar, but because my kids ask every day how many days are left I decided it would be fun if they had something they could countdown with.
We picked up a few boxes of popsicle sticks at a yard sale last summer and I knew I wanted to use them since I have SO many. I also have a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter, red glitter and black construction paper so I was almost ready to begin. The last thing I needed was something to hold the popsicle sticks.....Target dollar section to the rescue! As I was walking past the dollar section I spotted these yellow tins that would work perfect. I now had all the colors I wanted to use for Mickey, the classic Black, red and yellow Mickey is so well known for.
I was hoping the colored popsicle sticks I had would have included red but no luck. I started off by painting the popsicle sticks red. While they were drying I traced and cut out the Mickey heads. I used white glue to write the numbers on each Mickey head and shook glitter over the number.
I added a simple label to the front of the tin and voila.......Disney Countdown. It also helps my almost 5 year old with number recognition as she searches for the number each day!