Monday, February 9, 2009

Halloween Advent Calendar

I am really liking Brooke at Crafting Chicks

Since it's the beginning of October, I wanted to do a quick project with my kids since they are always asking me "when is it going to be Halloween!" So I made a simple Halloween countdown for them so they can know exactly how many days until Halloween.

I just used an 18x18 inch magnet board for the base. Then I created 31 round mini "layouts" in Photoshop Elements (using the digital kit "Batty For You" available at, printed them at Costco on luster photo paper, and cut them out. They ended up being 2.5 inches in diameter. I used a 3 inch scallop punch and punched out 31 scalloped circles from black cardstock, then adhered the numbered circles to the scalloped circles with double-sided tape. Then I simply added a magnet to the backs of the circles and ribbon at the top of the magnet board, and I was done! My kids even helped me tape and put the magnets on. It was a fun, inexpensive project and they are excited to put a new magnet on every day. You could really do this for any holiday or countdown.

Let me know if you have any questions at all! :) Happy October!

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