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How Many Days Countdown
By Melony Bradley

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Sweet treats lead up to the big day letting you countdown in a special way.



Main supplies:

  • Elmers® Foam Core Board
  • Elmers® Washable School Glue Stick
  • Elmers® Painters® Opaque Paint Markers in red, green, yellow, blue and black
  • 12” x 12” light green cardstock, orange cardstock, bright striped paper
  • Elmer’s® Shimmer ‘N Shine™
  • Assorted candies

Basic Supplies:

  • Fiskars® scissors
  • Sanding block
  • X-Acto® knife and cutting mat
  • Optional: Royal® number stickers


  1. Cut foam core board to 12 x 12. Use sander to smooth edges.
  2. Use glue stick to glue 12 x 12 green cardstock to foam core. Cut orange cardstock to 3” x 12” and adhere to top with glue stick.
  3. Transfer title (with pattern provided) to remaining orange cardstock and paint inside letters with paint pens, alternating colors. Cut words apart with scissors and adhere to foam board with glue stick.
  4. Cut remaining orange cardstock to fifteen 1 ½” squares. Cut patterned paper to fifteen 2” squares. Layer orange squares over patterned squares and adhere to foam board with glue stick. Draw with black marker or adhere number stickers to squares starting with larger number first.
  5. Write “till my birthday?” with blue painters pen. Brush Shimmer ‘N Shine over last day on calendar.
  6. Glue candies under each numbered square.

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