This Mickey Mouse Chalkboard Countdown calendar is a wonderful way to prepare for an upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort. As your magical vacation nears you can enjoy this great beginner project that everyone can be a part of. Here’s what you’ll need for this family friendly project:
TOOLS & MATERIALS
- Tape Measure
- 3/16” Wood Bit
- Bar Clamps
- Wood Glue
- Leather Twine
- Chalkboard Paint
- Paint Roller & Tray
- Hanging Hardware (Nail or Hook)
- 18” Wooden Circle (1/8” Thick)
- Two 12” Wooden Circles (1/8” Thick)
- Drop Cloth
- Eye Protection
- Latex Gloves (Optional)
When taking on this DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear.
- Eye Protection
- Ear Protection
Measure and mark. Start by drawing a line down the middle of your 18 inch disc. Then draw two perpendicular lines. One 6 inches from the top and the other, half an inch from the top across the entire disc.
Place the ears. Please each 12 inch disc on top of the larger discs until the ends intersect with your horizontal lines. Then trace the outside of the small circles onto the larger circle. These will be the ears of your calendar.
Glue the ears. Apply wood glue in the traced area. Place your 12 inch wood circles on your marks and let dry per manufacturer’s instructions. Place weighted objects on the wood to help the glue adhere.
Drill rope holes. On the uppermost line of the large disc measure and mark one inch on each side of the center point. Then drill two holes, one at each mark with a 3/16 inch wood drill bit.
Apply chalkboard paint. Place a drop cloth under your calendar. Apply one to two coats of chalkboard paint and let dry per manufacturer’s instructions.
Add twine. Now it’s time to add twine to hang your new chalkboard. Cut a piece of twine to your desired length. Feed through the front of the holes and knot it on the back side repeating the process for the second hole.
Hang. Install a hook or nail where you’d like to hang your calendar. Put it in place and begin your countdown with chalk. Now sit back, relax, and count down the days until your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins.