If you are planning a trip to Disneyland or another Disney location, and have looked around for a countdown chain idea, chances are you have seen this one on Get Away Today. I saw it and loved how fun it was. I decided to make it for my kids. This will be easy, right? Paper chain, learned that in kindergarten. That is when I really looked at it and wondered how they attached the ears to the Mickey chain. Different ideas poped into mind until I decided that I would just make my own Mickey Ears Template. I turned to my Cameo and came up with this.
It worked perfectly. Now I was ready to get started. First I gathered supplies and cut up my paper strips.
You will need black paper to cut out the Mickey Ears Template, 1.5 x8.5 inch red strips of paper, 1 x 8.5 inch yellow, 1.5 x 8.5 inch white strips of paper, White paper circles (mine were just under .5 inches each), glue for the circles and a stapler. Assembly time!
Cut out your Mickey Pieces and flip the ears up. Glue on the white dots to the red strips. Start stapeling your chain pieces together. You want to go in this order so that it looks like Mickey Mouse: black ears, red chain, yellow chain, white chain. Repeat. You can choose to have Mickey’s ears facing the back or facing the front. Just make sure you do them all the same. When I first saw this, I didn’t realize that it was supposed to look like Mickey. Look how cute it is! The black are his ears (obviously), the red his shorts, yellow his shoes, and a white chain to separate them. Am I the only one who caught on to that late?
Keep assembling your chain until you have the number of days left until your family goes to Disneyland or Disney World or wherever you are going!
**UPDATE: Do you want to download the pdf of the Mickey Ears Countdown Chain Template? I would love you to! You can download it HERE. I would also give you an air fist bump if you would pin an image from the post so others can find it too. Thanks!