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Tuesday
Dec062011

[MAKE] COUNTDOWN PAPER CHAIN

{Photographs by Sally J Shim}

The boys are very excited about our upcoming move to Korea. Every day we talk about how many school days they have left (nine!) and how many days left in Portland (12!). I decided to make a simple paper chain to count down the days until we move. This is a simple project that comes together quickly. You can use it in lieu or addition to an advent calendar or for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion countdown.

M A T E R I A L S

1. White copy paper

2. Printer or pen (you can handwrite the numbers)

3. Scissors or paper cutter

4. Stapler (I like to use my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.)

 

I N S T R U C T I O N S

1. Print numbers on to paper in one line.

2. Cut stripe of numbers.

3. Staple the ends of the strips together to form a loop.

4. Place second strip through the first loop and staple the ends together.

5. Repeat step #4 until you have the correct number of paper chains.

6. Enjoy ripping off one paper chain every day and counting down to the big day!

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Reader Comments (4)

I love that you have the number on each of the links so you don't have to keep counting the links to know how many days are remaining. So smart and stylish!

12.5.2011 | Unregistered Commenterr8chel

do you recommend a font? yours looks terrific. thanks.

12.6.2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari jo

I prefer the use of printer for the text. I believe I can't make a good lettering as that with my hand and a pen.

- Dylan

This is such a simple but great idea!!

12.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLia

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