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Easy Disney Halloween Countdown Chain Craft

Easy Disney Halloween Countdown Chain Craft

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Are you looking for a cute Halloween countdown craft to make in October? Keep scrolling to learn how to make this adorable Disney Halloween countdown chain featuring Coco!
This easy Disney Halloween countdown chain craft tutorial was written by Disney travel expert Marcie Cheung and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog.

Are you looking for a fun craft to do with your kids this Halloween?

If so, check out our Disney’s Coco Halloween Countdown Chain Craft! It’s a festive way to count down the days until All Hallows Eve and is great for kids of all ages.

The best part about this Day of the Dead countdown is that it can be done at home or in school as an activity during class time. You can even use it as a countdown chain to help motivate your child throughout the day.

Keep scrolling to get this Halloween printable activity!

How Many Days Until Halloween Craft

This easy Disney craft will get them excited about trick-or-treating and having fun on Halloween night!

You don’t have to worry about making sure your child has all of the supplies or spending time cutting out paper shapes, either. We’ve done all of that work for you already! All you need is some scissors and a stapler and then let your little one go wild with creativity.

Plus, it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish so you can get back to enjoying time with your little ones instead of spending hours crafting something complicated.

And when they’re done creating their chain links, they’ll have an awesome decoration that reminds them how many days are left until Halloween!

This hands-on craft is a great way to let kids have a visual idea of when it’ll be Halloween. Each day, at the time of their choosing, they can remove the links and see exactly how long it is until the big day without making you “un poco loco”!

Once we’ve got those materials covered, we’ll show you how to put everything together in just a few steps. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get crafting already!

Get our free printable template for making your very own Disney’s Coco Halloween Countdown Chain Craft!

Image of a bunch of colorful Day of the Dead banners to be used as part of a Disney Halloween countdown chain activity for kids.
Disney activity sheets to make Halloween countdown chain loops.

How to Make a Disney Coco Halloween Countdown Chain

Disney Countdown Chain Materials

Disney Countdown to Halloween Instructions

  1. Download the printable Disney Halloween countdown chain pdf. You’ll need one copy of the sign topper and several copies of the template pages.
  2. Print the template pages on cardstock, making sure you print enough pages of the links for the number of days you’re counting down. So, if you are starting October 1st, you’d print 5 pages but not use all the strips.
  3. Cut the paper strips out. Make sure to count so you’ll have one strip per day left in October.
  4. Decide where you’ll hang the countdown chain. Some popular locations are on the child’s bedroom door or the family room wall. It’s great to have it somewhere visible so kids remember to rip off a loop each day.
  5. To attach the first loop to the sign topper, pinch the two ends together and staple them to the paper sign.
  6. Then make each colorful strip into a loop and staple the ends, connecting each around the next loop.
  7. Finally, attach the chain to the sign and starter loop.

It’s that simple to make this Disney Halloween countdown chain craft!

If you have any special days during the month of October to mark, use a washable marker to write the important information on the link for a reminder for your child.

And make sure to put any parties or highlights in the right spot on the chain.

Disney Countdown Chain FAQs

Why should I make a Halloween countdown chain?

The whole point is to count down how many days until Halloween. Each day, you tear off a loop until they are all gone. It’s a great way to visually show younger kids how long before Halloween. Plus, it’s a fun way to get kids excited for the festivities!

Where can I find other free Coco printables?

Besides thumbing through Pinterest, you can find unique Coco crafts and printable activities on blogs like this one and this one.

Why is this days to Halloween countdown featuring Coco?

While I know that Coco isn’t a Halloween movie, it features the Day of the Dead which takes place right after Halloween. This Disney countdown chain printable can be used for both holidays, as long as you add on an extra loop!

Disney Countdown Chain Wrap-Up

Now you know how to make this easy Disney Halloween countdown chain craft. Your family will love counting the days until Halloween. And you can even use this to countdown until Dia de los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead).

You probably already have all the materials at home. This is easy to print and make with kids of all ages, so grab your printer and get crafting today!

There are lots of ways to celebrate and make this Halloween season special, so get creative and make sure to check out all of my creative Disney Halloween crafts, recipes, and printables for October!

Looking for more Halloween or Day of the Dead activities? Learn how to make a Frankenstein toilet paper roll craft, how to plan a Disney Halloween party, a Mexican sugar skull craft, Hocus Pocus bingo game, cutest Halloween joke books for kids, or Nightmare Before Christmas guessing game.

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