Christmas Countdown Paper Chain {Free Printable}

Over the weekend, the kids wanted to make the traditional countdown paper chains for Christmas. They usually make them at school, but not this year so far. We went through all my huge piles of scrapbook paper and pulled out cute red and green patterns. The kids cut the strips and helped staple them together. I whipped up a quick sign for the top of the paper chain and thought I would share it in case you want to make one! {It's not too late!}

Download the Printable Countdown to Christmas Sign

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  1. Tracy @ LaunchHER 12/06/2011

    Awwww, bummer, we just made ours last night. I think the glitter-glue splattered version will have to stay for this year, but this is so cute!

  2. Donna O'Neil 12/06/2011

    Thanks for sharing! I was just thinking about this. My almost four year old keeps asking how many days until Christmas.

  3. Jodee Leader 12/06/2011

    Thanks so much! I just printed it!

  4. Tristi 12/07/2011

    This is perfect! My daughter and I were planning on making one today. I'm going to write a fun activity for us to do on the back of each slip of paper so when she pulls off a ring each day we have something fun to do together!

    • Kim - The TomKat Studio 12/07/2011

      Such a great idea!

  5. margie 12/07/2011

    Perfect and MORE CHEVRON! Printing this and putting it at the top of our chains (we made two chains with scrapbook paper just last week!) Believe it or not, my husband said he NEVER did this as a child! Poor guy ;)

  6. [email protected] 12/07/2011

    so cute! we make one too but on the inside of the chain, we write a fun christmas activity to do every day. :)

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  7. Sara 12/07/2011

    Thank you! Will be putting this together this afternoon, I think!

  8. Lindsay Weimer 12/09/2011

    Adorable and CLASSIC. I know THEY love a countdown with candy...but I'm okay without. ;)

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  12. Kylie 11/22/2012

    how do you print this?

    • Betsy C. 11/26/2012

      Hi Kylie! Just click on the green "Download the Countdown to Christmas Sign" link at the end of the post. You will then click on a button to download and/or print.

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  14. Betsy C. 11/26/2012

    Thank you for this printable! I'm using our paper chain as an advent calendar and wanted something to make it look more finished. This is perfect!

  15. Candice 04/08/2013

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog.
    An excellent read. I'll certainly be back.

  16. Debz 11/30/2013

    I really love everything about your blog site. You always have such great craft ideas. I will use as many as I can. Thank you for being here for me.

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