Saturday, July 25, 2009

Countdown Sticks - How Many Days 'Till Whatever!




OMG! I crafted AGAIN!

Well, to be fair, Pip and Sprout crafted and it was a fun one!

Whether you are counting down to a trip to the beach or a visit from Santa Claus, our Countdown Sticks (TM) are the sticks for you!

First, take some jumbo popsicle sticks...as many as you have days to count down.




Decorate them any which way you please.



(We used markers, glue, beads, pens, and glitter foam with adhesive backing).






Place them in a cup or tin (or in this case our Christmas Countdown Cup - even though we're counting down to sun and sand - see the deflated Water Wing?).



Each day, take out one stick so you'll know how many days you have before you can rip open all your presents (or how many days you have to pack the sunscreen and water wings).



Voila!

12 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Very nice crafting!

KiwiLog said...

Hi! We loved your post and decided to feature it as part of KiwiLog's weekly mom blog round-up. Thanks for the great ideas!

kate said...

cute idea!

Gift of Green said...

Mary Beth - Thank you! I'm trying!

Thank you, KiwiLog! They were super fun and super easy to make!

Dayna said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadorable!!! eNJOY THE COUNTDOWN

joanie said...

I love them! You don't fool us, you are crafty, I mean creative. What a fantastic idea for young children. I bet they could be used for trips too, "How many more hours, blah, blah blah..."
Have a lovely vacation, where ever you go.

hausfrau said...

This is a great idea. My youngest keeps asking how many sleeps until her birthday. Do you think 184 sticks are too many....

Gift of Green said...

Thank you, Dayna. One day I'll be able to host a Chinese New Year themed birthday party with ease (NOT!).

Joanie - Great idea of an alternative use for the sticks. Although I can see them being put up various siblings' noses by that point.

Hausfrau - LOL! That's a lot of popsicle eating!

carlylennox said...
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carlylennox said...

This is a super idea! We usually just countdown the sleeps to go, but this visual idea is far better!! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Those are cute. Great idea for kids so you don't keep getting asked when that something happens.

joanie said...

True, you might have to swap the sticks for Red Vines - organic of course ;)