Thursday, September 29, 2016

Halloween Countdown Calendar Reviews

A countdown calendar will help put the "How many days 'til Halloween?" question to rest. Here are three Halloween countdown calendars that you can make yourself.

October is a long month and with Halloween coming at the very end, it can seem like forever to a child who can't wait to wear his new costume and go trick or treating around the neighborhood.

A Halloween countdown calendar will help put the "How many days 'til Halloween?" question to rest. Here are three easy Halloween countdown calendars that you can make yourself.

Downloadable Halloween Countdown Calendar | | AbilityPoweredDesign on Etsy
AbilityPoweredDesign on Etsy

Downloadable Halloween Countdown Calendar

Since I'm sure I'm not the only one who puts off projects until the last minute, I'm going to start with this one. It's super-quick and easy to make for as little as three dollars if you have a spare picture frame on hand.

Simply purchase this Halloween Countdown Calendar download, print it out immediately, put it in an 8 x 10-inch frame and you're ready to start counting down the days 'til Halloween. Each day, use a dry erase marker (available at the link or at your local discount store) to write the number on the glass. Next day, wipe off the number and update. Hooray, you're one day closer to trick-or-treat!

I've personally purchased many downloadable files from Etsy and just love the ease and convenience. This is a great project, simple and fun. I think this would make a cute gift for a teacher, neighbor, relative, or friend, too. Choose a pretty black, orange, or gold frame, include a new marker with the gift, and voila! I know I'd be impressed if someone made one of these for me. Oh, and if you like the idea but would prefer another design, you'll find many more choices in AbilityPoweredDesign's Etsy store.

No Tricks! Halloween Countdown Calendar With Treats

No Tricks! Halloween Countdown Calendar With Treats | |
This next project is from the Oh Happy Day blog and I think it's adorable. It takes more time to make, but it's actually quite simple, the supplies are easy to find, and the end result is quite impressive and makes a beautiful, seasonal display. What's more, you'll be able to add little candies or stickers to the adorable cupcake-cup witch's hats to add even more fun each morning when your child counts down one more day.

Chiara, who wrote the post, includes complete directions and awesome photos to help make this project really easy. I hope you'll leave a comment on her blog if you like this project.

DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar With Printable Numbers

DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar With Printable Numbers | | DIY Network
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Next we have a Halloween countdown calendar project from the DIY Network blog. This is another countdown calendar that will take a bit of time to put together, but it's a simple craft that even a beginner can handle.

I love the popular chevron-patterned gift bags and the printable letters and numbers, all in seasonal black, orange, and white. (Note: I can see this project being carried over to other holidays, using other colors, can't you? Love it!)

The project calls for either a bulletin board, as shown, or a foam board. The supplies are inexpensive, the instructions are complete, and the final product is adorable.

So there you have it, three easy DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar projects. I hope one or all appeal to you. Which one do you like best? If you make and use one of these, I'd love it you come back to let me know. Have a happy Halloween!


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  1. Oh Susan what a lovely idea. This will help those anxious little ones count down the days till that all important night of Trick or Treating. Thanks for the great downloads.

    1. Grammie, I consider a countdown calendar a "teachable moment." Don't tell the kids that they're learning how to count backwards while they're waiting for Halloween! And you're welcome for the downloads. I love downloads!

  2. Well, I've heard of Christmas countdown calendars (and have even made them for my own kids), but not Halloween! Well, why not? Sounds like a fun idea. I do remember how excited my children were as the days got closer, especially over that year's costume choice that they wanted to wear all the time!

    1. Elf, these days Halloween is almost as exciting as Christmas, plus the stores are full of Halloween already (Christmas too, actually), so that's what made me think about the idea for countdown calendars for Halloween, too. I was very happy to find these projects and happy to share them.

  3. What a fabulous idea! I have never seen, or even considered, a countdown calendar for Halloween. The download from Etsy would certainly be fast and easy. I, too, have purchased several downloadables from Etsy and they are wonderful. Both of the craft calendars are wonderful, but I especially love the idea of a treat a day. Since she used candy corn for the treats, I am definitely sold on the witch hat countdown calendar idea!!! I love it!

    1. Ah, yes, the candy corn. I love it, too, and of course it's the perfect size for the little witch hats. I thought that was a very cute and clever project. Glad you like it, too!

  4. A Halloween Countdown Calendar is such a great idea! Although frankly it makes me a little anxious as the days are flying by!

    1. The pressure is on, Heather! LOL It does seem that we're even more aware of time flying when we use a tool like these. Well, nothing we can do about time, so might as well embrace it!

  5. What a great idea Susan, The Halloween Countdown Calendar is for sure something our grandchildren will love.

    1. I hope you can put one together for those adorable grands, Sam. Bet they're already looking forward to dressing up and going trick-or-treating. Have fun!

  6. These would have been a hit in my house with the kids were little, great idea!

    1. Same here, Barbara. Wish I would have discovered these when my kids were young, too. Guess it's time to pass this tradition along to the next generation!

  7. I love the framed print and dry erase marker!

    1. Isn't that a simple but striking way to do a countdown calendar? I thought it was very clever.

  8. This is a great idea. I wish I'd had something like this when we had the kids.

    1. Me too, Barbara! I can't remember ever doing a countdown to Halloween, at least not officially. Hope these ideas catch on!


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