I saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. It is a very simple craft and I prefer this to a chocolate-a-day calendar for the kids. This one they are far less likely to fight over!
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Toilet paper tubes (2)
Glue or tape or stapler
Orange marker (optional)
Cut each toilet paper tube in half so you have 4 rings.
Cut three of the pieces down the side so you can open them up.
Cover each of the cut pieces with white paper. Glue or tape them together to make a chain.
Cover the uncut ring with black paper. Then cut a circle out of the black paper and attach it to the black ring to make a hat. Glue or tape the hat to the top ring.
Use your markers to draw a face on the top ring and buttons on the bottom ring.
Cut white paper strips and make a chain. Use one paper link for each day of your countdown. Every day you can tear off one chain until you are down to your original snowman. I labeled the links so the kids can keep track of the days.