Terrifyingly fun Halloween advent calendar with a twist
The other day, my son asked me to make him a Candy Corn Countdown for Halloween. And since Halloween is the new Christmas, I decided to put a fun little twist on this fun tradition and it only took me 10 minutes!
If my kids are going to get extra candy this October, they are going to have to work for it. So, this advent calendar is perfect. Each day is a spooky adventure with a yummy treat at the end. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s make it first.
Print/cutout Candy Corn Countdown
This advent calendar only cost me $3 to print. Just download the PDF below and email it to your local printer. You can also print it at home but I wanted it laminated. I would recommend printing it on cardstock too.
I would recommend a paper cutter but scissors would do in a pinch. I left lines on there so it would be easier to cut.
Assemble and glue
Once you have everything cut out, you’ll need the following supplies to finish your Candy Corn Countdown.
- Glue gun
- Scotch tape
Cut three pieces of string that are each about 26 inches long. Lay everything out first the way you want it to look and then start hot gluing. I glued the string to the back of the countdown sign first and then glued each individual candy corn number in order.
I did three strips of numbers adding up to 31 but you can do two or even one really long one too.
Now for the twist
This is requires a little bit of work on your part. Each morning, before your kids get up, tape one of the 31 extra random squares with Halloween pictures on them, somewhere noticeable around the house. It can be on the TV, a light switch, on their toothbrush, on the toilet. You get the picture.
As soon as they find the Halloween picture for the day, attach it to the corresponding day on the countdown. As a reward, they get a piece of candy corn!
This countdown is super easy, super cheap and super fun. Win, win and win! Plus it looks great on our fridge.
Here’s the link to the Candy Corn Countdown one more time:
Here’s some other fun Halloween ideas for your viewing pleasure:
- Orange Goblin Pudding Cups
- Halloween Monster Rocks
- Glowing Jack O’Lantern Totem
- Monster Soup Sensory Bin
- Swamp Potion
What other fun Halloween ideas do you have? Leave your comments below.
Related link: Spooktacular Halloween Mystery Boxes Game