2 Favorite Disney Crafts Perfect for Kids
When spring showers keep you inside, or when you and the kids are feeling particularly craft-tastic, it’s time to pull out your supplies and whip up some happy, Disney-inspired projects.
Your kids will love spending time with you and making these awesome projects. They’ll want to keep their creations until they fall apart--or possibly give them as a gift to their favorite grandparent. Take pictures!
Captain America’s Shield
What we love about this craft--your guy or gal can hang it on their door or use the Cap’s shield to decorate inside their room. They’ll love showing off their creation to visitors, and it’s also a great dress-up accessory for epic playtime adventures.
Even better? It’s an inexpensive way to pass the time.
This craft comes from Brittanie at kidsactivitiesblog.com.
What You’ll Need
- 3 Paper Plates (you want them to fit inside of each color so 3 different sizes)
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Blue Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Black Foam Sheet
- Hot Glue Gun
- “Start by painting the backside of your largest paper plate and your smallest paper plate red and allow them both to dry.
- In the meantime, trace out a circle that is just large enough to fit on top of the smallest paper plate. We used the backend of a small bowl to trace a perfect circle onto our blue cardstock using a pencil.
- Cut that circle out.
- Next, trace another circle of the same size but this time, onto the white cardstock. You will now need to draw a star on the inside of this circle. Doing so will allow the star to fit perfectly onto the blue circle once cut.
- Cut out the star.
- Take your black foam sheet and carefully cut out a long strip and try to make the ends resemble handles. This is going to be the handle you glue onto the paper plate to hold your shield.
- Once your paper plates have dried, start assembling the shield by hot gluing the plates onto each other then add the blue circle and star.
- Finally, flip the entire shield over and glue the black foam piece onto the backside of the plate. Allow to dry.
You now have a Captain American Shield that is ready for battle!”
Minnie and Mickey Flower Pots
These adorable flower pots are made from upcycling plastic bottles. Teach your children the value of reusing everyday items and turning them into something they’d never imagined!
This fabulous, inexpensive idea comes from KimandCarrie.com.
- “Wash, clean and dry the inside of the bottle.
- If you are using these pots for real plants, you will want to make some drainage holes in the bottom of the plastic bottle. Punch holes with a nail and hammer, cut out holes with a knife, or use a drill made for plastic.
- Use a temporary black marker to trace the layout of Mickey Mouse on the outer surface of the plastic bottle. In our photos, our Mickey Mouse ears ended up looking more like Pokemon Pikachu. LOL! But it was a fun learning lesson. Just be sure to make the mouse ears tall and big and round.
- Cut out the top part of the bottle along the traced line. Use an x-acto knife to cut out the traced line.
- Apply a coat of white acrylic paint and allow it to dry.
- Divide the bottle into 3 even parts. We’ll be painting the top part black, the middle part red and the bottom part yellow. Start painting the lighter color (yellow) first.
Fill each part with the selected colors. To make it easier, paint a border from where you’ll start the yellow painting. Fill the bottom part (of the 3 even parts) with yellow acrylic paint.
- After painting the yellow part, paint the middle section with red acrylic paint.
- Paint the top part with black acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry entirely.
- Take white acrylic paint to add small details, such as the two white buttons of Mickey Mouse’s shirt and the polka dots on Minnie mouse’s dress.
- Allow the white paint to dry.
- Once the paint is dry, you can add plants. If you are using fake plants, simply pop in the flower pot. Or add soil and a real potted plant.”
Have fun, friends! Send us pictures in the comments. We’d love to see your creations!