Halloween Countdown Chain and How it will Save your Sanity!

Mom, is it Halloween today? Can I wear my costume? Can I go trick-or-treating today? How many days until I can wear my costume? I just want candy. Mom, Mom, MOM! I decided I want to be something else instead.

1 hour later: Mom, is Halloween today?…

I have had this conversation so many times (today)! It makes me want to pull my hair out!

Here is an age-old solution that I remember my mom and fun teachers making for me when I was little! It is a countdown chain! Everyone loves to rip a loop off the bottom and get just a little closer to something fun! When my kids ask me questions about when something is, I ask them how many loops are left! They get to practice counting and I get to clean in peace (for like 3 seconds)!

I wanted to make my Halloween chain a little special, so I added some bat wings and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo 3 (the Cameo 4 is coming out and I can hardly wait)!

Here is a video and the template so you can cut some on your Silhouette or cut them out by hand. You get a Pinterest Mom of the Year award if you cut them out by hand!

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