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DIY Merry Mickey Christmas Countdown Chalkboard

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

I grew up in California, which meant trips to Disneyland were a requirement for residency. We would pack up the VW camper van (yes—we really had one…in orange) and make the eight-hour drive down to the Sleeping Beauty Castle. In the twenty-five-ish years since we made our last Disney road trip, there are two things that have not changed: 1) Mickey ears are still one of my favorite accessories, and 2) Disneyland during the holidays is one of the best sights to behold. 

This Mickey Christmas countdown chalkboard combines these two faves to create a really simple way to bring holiday Disney into your home. This project uses a few basic crafting supplies and will get your kids excited for Santa’s arrival.

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Supplies:

  • two bowls, a large one (about 8-10″ in diameter) and a smaller bowl (about 4″ in diameter)
  • ribbon
  • foam board
  • pen
  • foam brush
  • craft knife
  • chalkboard paint
  • alphabet stickers

You’ll also need (not pictured):

  • red and green card stock (optional)
  • glue gun
  • chalk

Instructions:

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 1: Trace the larger bowl onto the foam board.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 2: Trace the smaller bowl to create the ear shapes.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 3: Follow the traced lines with your craft knife.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 4: Cut carefully until you’ve completely removed the Mickey shape from the foam board.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 5: Paint the shape with chalkboard paint and allow it to dry completely.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 6: Once dry, add stickers to add “Days ‘Til Christmas” to the bottom of the chalkboard.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 7: “Season” the chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over then wiping it away with a soft cloth or tissue.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 8: Glue the ribbon to the back of the Mickey head so that you’ll be able to hang your chalkboard on the wall.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

Step 9: (Optional) Cut holly and berry shapes from green and red card stock to add a little holiday spirit to the chalkboard.

Mickey Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

This simple, inexpensive project will bring a bit of Disney to your home! Your kids can even join in and create their own chalkboards for their rooms. Happy crafting!

This post was sponsored by Disney.

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