Tag: Mickey Mouse Craft

Simple Mickey and Minnie Mouse Inspired Valentine Garland Craft

 Mickey and Minnie Valentine Garland by MouseEarsMom.com

Get out the paper, glue sticks, scissors, ribbon, and cookie cutters, it’s time to beat the snowed-in boredom!

We’ve had quite a few snow days lately. If you have children, then you know that playing in the snow doesn’t fill an entire day for our little Mouseketeers.  The kids and I have been occupying that time with some fun Valentine crafts. Today I’m sharing how we made our Mickey and Minnie Mouse inspired valentine garland.


  • red cardstock
  • black cardstock
  • white card stock
  • standard hole punch
  • 1″ hole punch
  • two different size heart cookie cutters
  • glue stick
  • pencil
  • ribbon


Now start tracing and cutting out your hearts from the red and black cardstock.

Both Mickey and Minnie Mouse hearts are made by cutting off the top half of a black heart and gluing the black piece onto the top half of a red heart. The Mickey Mouse inspired hearts have his two white buttons and the Minnie hearts have her polka dots.  For Mickey’s buttons, punch two 1″ circles from the white card stock and glue the circles onto the red bottom half of a heart. For Minnie’s polka dots, we used a stand hole punch on white card stock and punched out 10 miniature circles.  (Remember to empty your hole punch before making Minnie’s polka dots.  It’ll save you from the clean up when your son dumps a hundred punches all over the table….experience has taught me.)

Once your hearts are glued and dried, use the standard hole punch to create holes on both sides of each heart. Connect the hearts together with some cute ribbons. Now you and your Mousketeers have made the cutest little Mickey and Minnie Valentine Garland in town!

Mickey and Minnie Inspired Valentine Garland www.mouseearsmom.com

Have you made any Disney-inspired Valentine’s Day decorations this year? I’d love for you to share them with me! Post a photo of your project on the Mouse Ears Mom Facebook page or if you’re a blogger and you have a tutorial, great!  Share the link in the comments!

Mickey Mouse Turkey Paper Craft

Turkey Day Art ProjectIt’s Turkey Time!

My son enjoys using my craft punches and my daughter loves going through my ribbon scrap basket.  Last night, I thought we’d put those scraps and craft punches to use by creating this little turkey craft project.  Of course, we had to add a touch of Disney to our turkey!  If you like our Mickey Mouse feathered turkey and would like to make one with your kids too, here’s what you’ll need to make crafting this project super easy.

mickey punchSupplies:

Construction paper, a glue stick, 3/8 ” ribbon cut into 5″ strips, a Mickey Mouse craft punch, an office style single whole punch, a 1″ circle craft punch, a 2 1/2″ circle craft punch, and a 3″ circle craft punch.

Once you’ve gathered all of  your supplies, use your largest two circle craft punches to create the head and body.  Glue them together onto an oversized sheet of white construction paper.   Next, to create the eyes, use the 1″ circle craft punch for each eye and use the office style hole puncher to make the black centers for each eye.

Hannah birthday 075My little helper loved helping me with the ribbon.  Don’t we all love ribbon?

Hannah birthday 082Next you’ll glue your ribbon strips down and start Mickey Mouse craft punching.

Use two upside down Mickeys for Mr. Tom’s feet.  Then move on to adding the “Mickey Mouse feathers” by gluing each one down to the ribbon.

Lastly, add a little triangle-shaped nose to the middle of your turkey’s face and your done!    Once complete, allow the glue to dry.  If you’d like to use this as a dining mat for Thanksgiving, your local copy store can laminate it for you.  Remember, since this is a multiple layer paper project, use the heavier weighted plastic finish.  It may cost a touch more, but in the end your place mat will last longer.

I hope everyone is enjoying this season of Thanks.  Have you completed any Disney Thanksgiving day projects?  Please share them on my Facebook page.  I’m positive everyone will enjoy them!


A Magic Kingdom Party

mickey-topiaryCelebrating the Happiest Place on Earth with Happiest Party on the Block

This week on the blog I will be featuring extremely creative and magical party ideas to help you and your family throw the perfect Pre-Vacation Walt Disney World Party.  Today I’m delighted to share with you A Magic Kingdom Party created by Erin of Landsdown Life.  Erin designed this party for her three-year old daughter’s birthday and what a pixie dusted perfect day her little Mouseketeer was given!

The attention to detail found at this party was outstanding.  Erin took the time to custom design and create the party invitations, décor, food, party hats and favor bags (featured below).  Since her daughter’s two favorite rides are It’s a Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room, she included both into the party’s design.


On her blog you’ll find not only decoration details, but also four other posts regarding the Magic Kingdom Party details.

  • You’ll find a wonderful tutorial on how to make Magic Kingdom Party invitations.
  • An Activities post to tell you all about the fun Disney themed activities that little ones played while at her party.
  • A Favors Part 1 post, where you’ll find the details on the adorable favor bags and treats.  This post includes a free favor bag template.
  • A Favors Part 2 post, where you’ll learn how to make a special Mickey treat.  This post includes a free printable Mickey Inspired favor tag.

You’re going to love her party!  Below is the link to take you to her Party Decoration Details first:


Enjoy!  And have a Magical Monday!


A Nutritiously Sweet Mickey Mouse Apple

DSC_2177What could make this classic apple a bit more attractive to your Preschooler?

Try turning his snack into a Mickey Mouse Apple.  With the use of two small black cardstock circles and two small pieces of tape, you’ve got a Mickey Apple!

First wash your apple and dry it really well so the tape will stick.  Make two circles on black cardstock.  I traced a lid to a container that is the size of a typical spice container.  Then cut them out and tape them face down.  Bend back the “ears” so that they fit the apple.  That’s it- you’re done!


It’s the simplest thing to do, but effective.  As soon as my six-year-old and two-year-old saw the apples, they both wanted the Mickey one!  Just make sure that your little Mouseketeer takes the ears and pieces of tape off the apple before they bite into it.

DSC_2216Which one do you think your Mouseketeer will pick?

Mickey Mouse Topiary

TopiaryThere are Five Simple Steps to Make a Mickey Ribbon Topiary

On Monday, I shared with you my daughter and nephew’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse Flower and Garden Birthday Party.  One of the décor items that I made for the party was the topiary that is pictured above.  I didn’t invent the concept of a Mickey Mouse Topiary, nor did I make the World’s Greatest Version of a Mickey Mouse Topiary.  However, I did make a lot of mistakes when making this craft and I’d like to share them with you, so your topiary will be simply perfect.

Before I share my “earned knowledge”, here are the basic five steps for making the Mickey Mouse Inspired Ribbon Topiary:

  1. Purchase supplies: You will need three Styrofoam spheres (your choice in size, as long as there are two small spheres and one large sphere), ribbon of your choice, sewing pins, a wooden dowel for the topiary to attach to the base, white paint to use on the dowel, one cookie pop stick cut in half, a terra-cotta pot for the base and Styrofoam for the interior of the base where the dowel will anchor.
  2. Cover the spheres with ribbon and attach the ears: Cut your ribbon into 2″ strips.  Loop the ribbon and pin it into one of the smaller spheres. Continue to do this until you’ve filled almost all of the sphere, except for the bottom.  This is where you will anchor it into the larger sphere by using half of your cookie pop stick. Continue to fill the second small sphere and then anchor it with the other half of the cookie pop stick.  Now fill the large sphere the same way, except fill the entire sphere including the bottom.
  3. Decide the height of your topiary and prepare the dowel:   Keep in mind it will need to be inserted into the base of the pot and also through the largest sphere.  Then cut the dowel and paint it accordingly.
  4. Secure the dowel:  Insert the painted wooden dowel into the base filled with a Styrofoam insert.
  5. Secure the Mickey Mouse Head:  Gently, push the completed Mickey Mouse shaped topiary down as far as you can onto the dowel without it coming out the top of the Mickey Mouse head.

Now for the bits of knowledge you should know before you start each step:

minnie mouse inspired topiarySupplies: When choosing your Styrofoam spheres and terra-cotta pot realize that once you put your ribbon and pins on the sphere two things happen.  The spheres become significantly larger and heavier. Notice in the photo the differences between the two ears.  The terra-cotta pot that you chose for the base should be heavy enough to support your topiary; otherwise your topiary is going to tip over.

Ribbon: When you’re choosing your topiary’s color scheme keep it simple if you’re planning on using printed ribbons.  I found that five different ribbons made the topiary eye-catching, yet keeping the same color scheme of black, white and pink made the look uniform.  I would suggest Grosgrain ribbon since it won’t fray as much when you’re pinning it.  What’s really important is that you purchase enough ribbon.  Half way through this project I ran out of the Minnie Mouse ribbon and had to go out of the area to purchase more.  Also keep in mind that wider ribbon will cover more space than a narrow ribbon and plan accordingly.DSC_2165

Applying Ribbon: I found putting the three spheres together before starting the ribbon made it easier to keep his ears looking symmetrical.  Once that was done, I took each ear off to apply the ribbon.  Make sure you leave room for the ears to rest on the large Styrofoam sphere.  See the photo above for my example of how the base of the finished ears looked before putting them on the larger sphere.

Height:  Depending on the size of the base, wooden dowel and finished Mickey Mouse head, you might have to keep the topiary rather low.  Several of my initial attempts to secure the topiary to the base failed because it would tip over.

Inserting the Dowel:  Keep the amount of times you take the spheres off of the dowels to a minimum.  The more times you take the topiary off of the dowel the less secure the finished product will be.

Environment:  Most importantly, always plan for weather.  Wind will knock this centerpiece over.  If you’re having an outdoor event that is exposed to the wind, I would suggest a small topiary.

With these added pieces of knowledge you’re on your way to making a perfect Mickey Mouse Topiary that will wow your guests at your next Disney Party!