Hey everyone, it’s Adelle with Packed with Fun, the official blog of Get Away Today. Anticipating a vacation to Disney is one of the most exciting feelings. Dreaming up plans of what to do, where to eat and what shows to see is just part of the fun. If you want to keep the excitement alive for your vacation, check out the CUTEST Disney Vacation Countdown Craft Sticks. The best part? These are so simple to make!
Continue to follow along to see how to make these Disney Vacation Countdown Craft Sticks for your next Disneyland Adventure.
To make the Disney Vacation Countdown Craft Sticks, you’ll only need a couple of basic art supplies. What’s great is that you might already have these lying around your house! Look at the list below to see what you’ll need to complete the craft:
2 sheets of black card-stock paper
1-inch circle hole punch
3/4-inch circle hole punch
Hot glue gun
Jumbo craft sticks
Black Sharpie marker
Mason jar and decorations
To start, you’ll want to cut out Mickey Mouse head silhouettes from the black card-stock paper. To do this, you’ll need one, 1-inch circle and two, ¾ inch circles. You will want to do this for each day of your Disney vacation countdown. I think planning enough for two or three weeks is a good time frame, however, you should do whatever timeline works best for you.
To make things easier, I highly recommend using a circle hole punch. I use it often for a wide variety of projects, so I would recommend having one on hand.
Next, you will want to get your hot glue gun ready to go. Hot glue is my favorite adhesive to use, because it’s so reliable and instant. Once the glue has warmed up, add two small dots to the top edges of the craft stick. While the glue is still hot, attach the Mickey Mouse ears to the glue and press them into place.
After this, you will want to take the large black circle and glue it between the Mickey Mouse ears. Hold and secure into place like before.
Once you’ve done this, you’ve finished the Mickey Mouse face. Like I said before, it is so quick and easy!
Now, you’ll want to start adding activity suggestions to the craft sticks. I used a black sharpie marker to do this, but you can use whatever color you’d like. Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite Disney related activities that you can use:
Make Mickey Mouse Pancakes
Practice Star Wars Jedi Fighting Moves
Learn How To Do A Proper Curtsy
See How Long You Can Bounce Like Tigger
Race Around The House Like Lightening McQueen
Watch A Disney Movie
Practice Signing Your Own Autograph
Count How Many Disney Movies You Can Name As A Group
Turn On The Star Wars Theme Song And Walk Around Like Darth Vader
Take A Bath and Splash Like Splash Mountain
Once you’re finished writing all of the activities down, place your finished Disney Vacation Countdown Craft Sticks into a jar. I placed mine in a Mason jar, however, you can use whatever jar you’d like. I decorated mine with some ribbon and a bow. However, feel free to get creative with yours! You can even make it a fun family activity to decorate it.
Take out one stick per day and complete the activity that is written on it. Have fun dancing, singing, playing, and eating together. When the last stick is removed from the jar, it’s time for your Disney vacation to begin!
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