Disney Countdown Calendar – Free Printable!
What’s the best part of planning a Disney vacation? The anticipation of course! So, I created a free printable Disney countdown calendar to get the excitement going!
Here’s what you’ll need-
- The Disney Countdown Calendar PDF
- Cardstock or Photo Paper
- Paper Fastener Brad (I got mine on Amazon for $1.31 – #Ad- Affiliate Link)
- Ribbon or String
- Hole Punch
- Exacto Knife
- Ruler (optional)
- Glue Stick (optional)
Let’s put it together-
In the PDF, make sure the printer settings are at “actual size”, and print on cardstock or photo paper,
I found it easiest to cut out the window first. Use an Exacto knife, and for a more precise cut, use a ruler as a guide. If you don’t have an Exacto knife, scissors could also be used.
Very carefully cut out all the pieces-
In truth, I cheated a bit and used my Brother Scan N Cut to digitally cut most pieces. I used the “direct cut” function, and selected the areas to cut. If you don’t have a digital cutter, no worries, just take your time with a pair of sharp scissors.
Next, punch two holes at the top of the flag-
You can optionally glue the large Mickey head to the flag for more support. Line up the gray dots as best as you can-
Next, we’ll line up the gray dots on the remaining pieces and grab the paper fastener brad-
I found scoring the gray dots with the Exacto knife made the paper fastener go through easier and without any extra creasing. Also helpful, try to go through one sheet at a time rather than the whole bunch at once.
Punch through and spread the fastener ends-
Add some ribbon or string and you’ve got an awesome Disney countdown calendar!
Spin the white interior wheel each day to give the current countdown.
Each wheel holds a two-week countdown. Change the wheel as often as needed. The PDF allows for as much as a 98-day countdown!
Tip: If at any point the pieces start to curl, remove the paper fastener brad and place the sheets between two heavy books overnight.
Enjoy and have a fantastic time at Disney! 🙂