DIY Halloween Countdown-to-Candy Chain

by Melissa

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Count down to Halloween this simple and kid-friendly countdown chain!


Today is October 1st! And that means there are 30 days left until Halloween! Make a non-candy, Countdown-to-Candy paper chain to count down the days until Halloween. It’s simple, but isn’t that we are all about? Let’s get everyone excited for Halloween!

countdown chain

What you’ll need: 


  • Black, orange, and white cardstock
  • Stapler
  • Paper cutter or scissors


  1. Cut the cardstock into 1″ strips. Make a circle and staple.
  2. Repeat with the next strip by looping it through and then stapling.
  3. Repeat until you have 30 strips of paper connected into a chain.
  4. Hang your Countdown-to-Candy chain and cut off a strip each day. Chain gone = CANDY!


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