Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Birthday Countdown Calendar

K is so excited about her birthday.  At almost 3 she lacks a concept of time.  I remembered how much she loved the Advent calendar we use at Christmas and thought a Birthday Countdown Calendar was in order.

I used one piece of canvas, different colored felt, Velcro & a little paint.

You can chose to paint the canvas if you want but I really didn't think it was necessary.

Decide how many days you want to countdown.  We chose 15 days and decided we would use felt balloons.  You could do stars, flowers, candles on a birthday cake - the possibilities are endless!

Decide on a shape and cut out the pieces from felt.

Assemble the pieces on your board.  I experimented with different layouts - in rows, in a bouquet, scattered around the page and decided I liked them in a row the best.

Once you have your shape laid out, attach Velcro to the back of the shape and the corresponding spot on the board.

Number your shapes and paint the title at the top and you are good to go!


  1. I love this idea so very fun to help them look forward to a very special day

  2. Thank you. I love crafts that I can do with my little one - especially when they are easy and don't require a large chunk of time!