Disney Christmas Crafts

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We’ve rounded up some fun Disney themed Christmas crafts that you could do alone or make with the kids over winter break. I think we will be make some of the cute felt Mickey & Minnie felt ornaments for our kid’s Christmas tree. Check out these cute crafts for the holidays!

MickeyOrnaments

Cute DIY Mickey Ornaments at Will Cook For Smiles

ChairTopper

Cute and easy to make santa Mickey chair covers from We Run Disney

MickeyOrnament

Mickey-inspired ornament from Disney Fashionista

JackPots

These Jack Skellington pots would look really cute with miniature Christmas trees! Find the craft at Disney Family

MickeyWreath1

A festive Mickey wreath for the front door – originally posted on Etsy but if you are really crafty, you might be able to make it yourself!

FeltMickeyOrnaments

Simple and easy Mickey and Minnie ornaments from Confessions of a Holiday Junkie. Could be a great craft with kids!

BaymaxOrnament

Love this Baymax ornament from Mom Endeavors! Full step by step on how to make them yourself.

FrozenWreath

This is a beautiful Frozen inspired wreath from One Krieger Chick

MickeyPaperWreath MickeyStockings

Festive Christmas decorations from Dolled Up Design

OlafOrnament

Popsicle Stick Olaf that the kids can make from Craftionary

PixieDustOrnament

Pixie Dust Ornament from Crafting in the Rain

MinnieOrnament

Simple ornament that you could replicate for any Disney character, from The Coupon Challenge

MickeyPlate

Peppermint Disney plate from WDW Radio

OlafSock

Olaf Sock Snowman from One Creative Mommy – this could be a great craft for little ones too!

Letter

This would be a great craft if you used Disney Christmas pictures and your family initial – original design from DIY Ready with a whole step by step on how to make

FrozenOrnament

Popsicle Stick Snowflake ornaments that are truly Frozen inspired, from Fireflies and Mudpies

Keychain

If you are surprising kiddos with a Disney trip this Christmas, these DIY luggage tags are adorable, from Crafty Staci

BellMickey

Fun kids craft to make Bell Mickey Ornaments from The Goodlaff Girl

MickeyCup

This Mickey Cup Cozy would be such a cute neighbor gift with cookies! From Disney Family

We hope you are full of crafting inspiration this holiday with these ideas!

DIY Disney: Autograph Books 2

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My first DIY Disney post on making your own autograph books was such a big hit, I wanted to do another post with my most recent creations. We are gearing up for our next Disney World trip, and I wanted to make autograph books again. My first books were so much more functional and personal than the ones you can buy at the parks, and I’ve bought plenty of those so I can compare. This time, I let each of my kids choose what theme/character they would like their book designed around. Here are the front and back covers for each of them.

MickeyCovers

Mickey Mouse & Pluto covers

Buzz Lightyear theme covers

Buzz Lightyear theme covers

Ariel theme covers

Wreck it Ralph & Vanellope theme covers

Wreck it Ralph & Vanellope theme covers

Inside the front cover, I added something different this year. I took a picture of each child in their Mickey ears and then I asked them a few questions:

1. What is your favorite character?
2. What is your favorite ride?
3. What is your favorite park?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. What are you most looking forward to on this trip?

I put their answers next to their picture, as something they can look back on years from now.

Inside

As you can see, I have the covers laminated at an office supply store. At home, I trim them down with space around each edge, but the left edge is the closest to the paper. For the inside pages, I bought OfficeMax 5″x8″ blank index cards.

IndexCards

I print on the corners of the pages little images to go with each theme. Here is what I did for these books:

MickeyInsideRalphInsideBuzzInsideArielInside

On the backs on these cards, I print “PHOTO” to make sure I save a spot for the picture with that character.

Photo

Once I have them put together, and this trip I put 50 cards in each book, I take them back to OfficeMax and have them spiral bind them. The spiral bind makes them so easy to open at the parks. Here are the final books!

GirlsBooks

BoysBooks

Open

If you would like the file to make the inside pages yourself, I have included the file for you to use. Hope this inspires you to DIY Disney for your next trip!

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If you would like to see my original post on making your own autograph books, here is the link. Also, here is the digital file for those inside cards as well.

AutographInsides1

Easter crafts and printables

This Sunday is Easter and it is fast approaching! For those parents who would like a few simple ideas for some easy Easter kid activities to do on Sunday, I’ve collected a few printable sheets from Spoonful.com as well as on the web. Please feel free to download and print these out for your little ones to color and create on Easter. Click on the pictures below for the download.

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I also found this site that has some cute Disney Easter coloring pages to print out.

If your looking for some last minute Easter crafts, I hope this helps!

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Star Wars Valentine

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you are still scrambling to pull together all your kid’s Valentines, I wanted to share one I created for my son this year. I confess, the idea was not mine, but I created this one together for him. We were trying to not give out candy this year, and give fun alternatives.

preschoolears: Star Wars Valentine

Preschoolears: Star Wars Valentine

The “lightsaber” is simply a glow-in-the-dark bracelet – I purchased packs of them from the $1 bins at Target. I printed these on 65# cardstock. I used a single hole punch to make a large hole for the glow stick (I punched it twice) and I taped the stick to the back to hold in place.

If you would like to make some Star Wars themed Valentines this year, I have included a link to the download for free. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Star Wars Valentine Download

DIY Disney: Autograph Books

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On our Disney trips, I have always purchased Disney autograph books for each of my kiddos so they can get each character’s signature and a picture with them, and it makes a great souvenir from the trip. Well now that our family has grown to four kids, buying four Disney autograph books each trip is expensive! So our last Disney trip, I tried making my own. It was actually easier than I thought and I liked them better than the Disney ones because I was able to make them the way I like them. If you are interested in trying some DIY Disney and making your own for your next trip, here is what I did.

I purchased packs of index cards at OfficeMax in size 5×8 inch. This size allows me to put a 4×6 photo on every other page, which is the way I like the autograph books.

IndexCards

I then made covers for each of my kids. The girls both love the movie “Brave” and Princess Merida, so I made them both a Merida themed book. I found her image online, printed it and cut it out for the cover. My older son loves “Cars” and since we were visiting Disneyland to see Cars Land, I made his Lightning McQueen with some scrapbooking paper. My youngest loves Mickey Mouse, so his cover was just Mickey themed. I made matching back covers with “Disneyland 2012”. Each book also had each child’s name on them.

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preschoolears: Brave cover

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I then took my covers to OfficeMax to have them laminate them, as they have a much heavier duty laminating machine than my home machine. This is how they came out:

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I cut them and trimmed the corners to be round – they are pretty sharp if you don’t! Then I worked on the inside cards. How we like our autograph books are a signature page on one side, and then a photo with the character on the other that we add after our trip. I decorated the corners of the autograph pages to go with each book theme. The girls had hearts in the corners, the Cars book had lightning bolts, and the Mickey book had mickey ears.

LightningBolt

InsideMickeyHead

I wanted to make sure that no designated photo page ended up getting a signature, so I printed “PHOTO” on half the cards. That way I saved a spot for the picture.

PhotoInserts

I assembled the books and covers together in the order I wanted, and took them back to OfficeMax to have them spiral bound. Spiral bound allows the pages to move very easily, compared with a comb bind. I even got to choose the color of spiral to match my theme. Here is how they came out.

preschoolears: Autograph Books

InsideFull

They worked great in the park and were always easy to flip to the right page. I recommend having one chubby pen to use for all books instead of having each child have a pen for their book. And don’t tie the pen to your book as it might make it hard for the character to grab. Here is how they came out with signatures and photos (photos simply attached with photo adhesive squares from the craft store):

Final

Pretty good, huh?

On this same trip, we went to the Halloween party and I made separate books for that evening. Here is what they looked like (cute polka dot Halloween paper was from Archiver’s):

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Halloween autograph book covers

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Halloween autograph book inside pages

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Halloween autograph books

Final Halloween Autograph books

And here is how they came out with pictures and autographs:

FinalBook

If you are interested in having the inside pages to print, I’ve made a download with extra hearts and stars and Mickey ear pages. Just click on the link below.

Download Autograph Book Inside pages

If you have tried making your own autograph books or are planning to make some for your next trip, leave me a comment and tell me about it! And Happy DIY!

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