Have you tried those color-flipping mermaid sequin pillows yet? They’re so fun! And festive, even when it’s not the holidays. So I was thinking, how can I add some sparkly fun to the holidays for my daughter and thought of this fun Mermaid Sequin Christmas Countdown Board. Every day, we can swipe and write the new number of days until Christmas. And you know the best part of it? You can play with all day long. Most advent calendars and countdowns are a one-hit-a-day wonder. You can create the rest of the day too.
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Mermaid Sequin Christmas Countdown Board Supplies Needed
- 1 red & green mermaid sequin pillowcase (16″x16″)
- 1 11″x 14″ frame
- Packing or duct tape
- Red glitter chipboard letter stickers
Make Your Mermaid Sequin Christmas Countdown
This really is soooo easy. Because who has time for complicated during the holidays? Here’s a how-to video:
First up, grab your pillowcase and play with it. Why? Because MERMAID SEQUINS. And to think about what direction and color you want the background to be. Typically it’s easiest to write downwards on this fabric. So the background will likely be the color that flips upwards.
Then, grab your frame and remove the glass and carboard. Place the pillowcase, sequins side down on a table and place the cardboard on top. Fold over the excess and tape down securely.
Next, place the covered board into the frame and secure with those little tabby things that come on frames. Anyone know what those are called?
Then flip it over and start spelling out Days Until Christmas in the red glitter chipboard stickers. I love these stickers because they have some depth to them and add interest to projects.
Now It’s Time to Play!!
These sequin pillowcases are so fun. And soothing! I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself playing with it too in between cups of “I have so much to do!” coffee and epic wrapping sessions.
They also make a gorgeous decoration up on the mantle…
Another Fun Way to Countdown to Christmas
We love adding unique twists on our holiday activities and traditions. Sometimes that means making them educational :) And you might know that I’m all about STEAM… When you put science, technology, engineering, art, and math together, you make learning more fun. So here are 25 Days of STEAM Activities for Kids.
Created by an MIT engineer, award winning educators, designers, and homeschooling experts, STEAM Kids Christmas will inspire your kids to try new things this December. Inside the book you’ll find:
- 25 days of holiday projects for kids
- Printable, buildable advent calendar
- Christmas STEAM Challenge Cards
- Shopping lists to make prep easy
- And more….
How do you countdown to Christmas?