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Back-To-School Countdown Calendar

This cun craft comes together quickly and helps you and your kids make the most out of the last days of summer vacation!
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Small paper mache boxes
  • Number stickers
  • Washi tape sheets
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot glue and a glue gun
  • Printed list of activities print ours by clicking here 


  • Remove tops from boxes and discard or re-purpose for another project. Glue box bottoms together with hot glue.
    Add numbers to the tops of the small paper mache cylinders with the stickers.
  • Next, use the washi tape sheets to cover the sides of the box. Three sheets were enough to go around the outside perimeter completely. Just cut to size with scissors, remove backing, and lay into place carefully.
    Note: I lined up the pattern in between sheets so the joints were less obvious.
  • The adhesive does not work really well with the paper mache, so put a light coat of Mod Podge over the entire thing.
    NOTE:  I covered the back of my box as well with the sheets and Mod Podge. This is optional but will give a nice finished appearance.
  • Allow your Mod Podge to dry completely before continuing. Print out your list of activities.
  • Cut the activities into strips with scissors. Then fold each one and add to the small cylinder containers. I put mine in randomly but you can pick any order that you wish.