This paper countdown chain is perfect for every countdown occasion. Any anticipated event is more fun with a way to mark the days away.
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I feel a little silly making this post because it seems so simple, but this is something we are going to use multiple times a year and I figure some of you may benefit as well.
We countdown to everything. Birthdays, vacations, holidays, you name it. I got tired of cutting little strips of paper and decided “I’m going to make my Cricut do this”. I created this cut file so you can use it for any occasion, but it’s currently set to have two types of pens (I did red and green). You can also always add and delete strips as you wish. You’ll see I currently have 39.
Having the numbers on the paper chain countdown has made it a lot of fun. When we miss a day or two, we can easily place where we should be on the countdown.
Watch the video to see the process if you prefer!
This countdown chain is perfect for every countdown occasion. Any anticipated event is more fun with a way to mark the days away.
- Cricut Pens
- Light grip mat
- Open the file and customize it to your event.
- Follow the instructions on your Cricut Design Space to cut and draw the file.
- Remove the strips from the mat.
- Start by looping the number one strip and tape
into a circle.
- Loop each additional number through the previous loop to create a chain.
- Enjoy the anticipation!
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What is a countdown chain?
Countdown chains are a way to countdown to an event using a chain made out of paper. They can be used for counting down to any event and are super customizable.
How do you make a paper countdown chain?
- Start by taping one strip of paper into a loop.
- Loop the next strip through the existing circle and tap that closed.
- Continue in this way for as long as you’d like your chain to be!
How do you make a quick Christmas countdown?
This paper chain is the perfect project for putting together a quick way to count down to Christmas.