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Mickey DIY Crafts

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We have all been spending lots of time at home and I bet you’re running out of fun crafts to keep the kids busy too! I started digging around the inter-webs again to find some different and super easy Disney themed crafts to make at home. Crafts and instructions that require very little needed in the line of items as well as very little time to make to bring a little Disney magic into your home. The easier to make the better!

Grab your scissors, grab your glue! I was able to find these fun Disney Mickey DIY crafts and ideas for kids of all ages! Disney Family has thousands of ideas to choose from.

Mickey Bird Feeder (Credit Disney Family)

This is the easiest of all of the Disney Mickey DIY crafts you will ever find. We all have Mickey cookie cutters right? With just a few extra ingredients you can add a little Disney magic to your backyard with a bird feeder shaped like Mickey Mouse. 

Mickey DIY Crafts

Your little ones will love counting the feathered friends that visit once it’s hanging outside the window!your backyard friends will be chirping with Mickey!

What You’ll Need

  • 4 cups mixed bird seed
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 packet of plain gelatin
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters
  • Twine or yarn
  • Plastic Straw
  • Scissors

How To Make It

  1. Combine bird seed, flour, water, gelatin, and corn syrup in a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a spoon, pack the bird seed mixture into the cookie cutters.
  3. Use a straw to poke a hole at the top of the bird feeder. Leave straw in mixture until dry.
  4. Let dry, preferably overnight. Remove straw. (If the mixture is still wet, you may bake in the oven on the lowest setting for an hour or so.)
  5. Thread twine or yarn through bird feeder and hang outside for the birds!

Mickey Bird Feeder

Mickey Bird Feeder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 4 cups mixed bird seed
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 packet of plain gelatin
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters
  • Twine or yarn
  • Straw
  • Scissors

Instructions

Combine bird seed, flour, water, gelatin, and corn syrup in a mixing bowl

Using a spoon, pack the bird seed mixture into the cookie cutters.

Use a straw to poke a hole at the top of the bird feeder. Leave straw in mixture until dry.

Let dry, preferably overnight. Remove straw. (If the mixture is still wet, you may bake in the oven on the lowest setting for an hour or so.)

Thread twine or yarn through bird feeder and hang outside for the birds!

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Mickey Planters (Credit: Bonnie Eng for Disney Family)

Transform your tin cans into art with this simple project! Flowers, herbs, and seeds will all grow beautifully in these colorful little flower pots. Succulents are especially great here as they are easy to care for and don’t require much water. Get creative — use a variety of cans in different shapes and sizes, and add some colorful Mickey shapes for a truly magical look!

What You’ll Need

  • Empty tin cans, washed and dried
  • Small towel 
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paint palette
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Washi or painter’s tape
  • Foam daubers in a variety of sizes
  • Acrylic paint (Choose your favorite colors!)
  • Soil
  • Small plants, such as succulents
  • Gravel (optional)

How To Make It

Place a folded towel under an upside-down can. Use a hammer and nail to create 3 small holes at the bottom of each can.

Paint the cans with white paint. You may need a few layers to get the color to look solid. Allow the paint to dry completely. Note: if there are any sharp edges inside the can, you will want to completely cover them with tape before painting.

Use a pencil and measuring tape to lightly mark evenly spaced dots for creating a uniform Mickey pattern. For Mickey faces 1-inch or less, it’s ideal to mark each dot 2 inches apart. To create a colored band around the top or bottom edges of a can, use washi tape.

Use foam daubers and colored paint to impress Mickey faces and ears onto the tin. For example, use a ¾-inch dauber for his face and a ½-inch dauber for his ears. Allow the paint to dry completely. If needed, use a small paint brush dipped in white paint to “erase” any errors made with the colored paints.

Fill a finished planter with soil until almost full. Insert a small plant in each can and fill any empty space with more soil. Optionally, top the soil with gravel.

Mickey Mouse Planter

Mickey Mouse Planter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Empty tin cans, washed and dried
  • Small towel
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paint palette
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Washi or painter’s tape
  • Foam daubers in a variety of sizes
  • Acrylic paint (Choose your favorite colors!)
  • Soil
  • Small plants, such as succulents
  • Gravel (optional)

Instructions

Place a folded towel under an upside-down can. Use a hammer and nail to create 3 small holes at the bottom of each can.

Paint the cans with white paint. You may need a few layers to get the color to look solid. Allow the paint to dry completely. Note: if there are any sharp edges inside the can, you will want to completely cover them with tape before painting.

Use a pencil and measuring tape to lightly mark evenly spaced dots for creating a uniform Mickey pattern. For Mickey faces 1-inch or less, it’s ideal to mark each dot 2 inches apart. To create a colored band around the top or bottom edges of a can, use washi tape.

Use foam daubers and colored paint to impress Mickey faces and ears onto the tin. For example, use a ¾-inch dauber for his face and a ½-inch dauber for his ears. Allow the paint to dry completely. If needed, use a small paint brush dipped in white paint to “erase” any errors made with the colored paints.

Fill a finished planter with soil until almost full. Insert a small plant in each can and fill any empty space with more soil. Optionally, top the soil with gravel.

Notes

Be sure to secure tape over any sharp edges inside the tin can before painting.

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Hidden Mickey Picture Frame (Credit: ELISE APFELL for DISNEY FAMILY

This subtle nod to Mickey Mouse will brighten any room in your house. Plus, it’s one of the easiest crafts around. To make this Hidden Mickey Frame, just glue on buttons — grouping them by color — and you’re done. A win-win!

What You’ll Need

  • Frame
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Colorful buttons

How To Make It

  1. Arrange the buttons into “hidden” Mickey shapes by color. 
  2. Place them onto the frame and glue in place.

Hidden Mickey Picture Frame

Hidden Mickey Picture Frame
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Frame
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Colorful buttons

Instructions

Arrange the buttons into “hidden” Mickey shapes by color.

Place them onto the frame and glue in place.

Notes

You can buy a bag of loose buttons in the dollar store.

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Mickey Mouse Pillow (Credit: Disney Family)

Whether you’re cozying up with a good book, or camping out in the backyard, this adorable Mickey DIY will make the moment even more magical.

What You’ll Need

  • Regular paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Decorative pillow
  • Multi-colored craft pom poms
  • Hot glue

How To Make It

  1. If possible, remove pillow insert to create a flat working surface.
  2. Download and print Mickey template below.
  3. Carefully cut out and lightly trace with pencil onto pillow.
  4. Begin adding craft pom poms to the pillow with hot glue. Have fun and get creative with the colors!
  5. Continue layering the pom poms until you fill the entire Mickey shape. Let dry completely.

Downloadable Mickey Template

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Hidden Mickey Picture Frame

Hidden Mickey Picture Frame
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Frame
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Colorful buttons

Instructions

Arrange the buttons into “hidden” Mickey shapes by color.

Place them onto the frame and glue in place.

Notes

You can buy a bag of loose buttons in the dollar store.

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Mickey Mouse Felt Drink Sleeve (Credit: Disney Family)

Whether your drink is hot or cold, make it extra cool with this Disney-IY craft featuring your favorite mouse.

What You’ll Need

  • Black felt
  • Red felt
  • Cream felt
  • Pink felt
  • Yellow felt
  • Hot melt glue
  • Elastic cord
  • Big button (any color)
  • Needle and thread

How To Make It

  1. Print the template pieces below and cut them out.
  2. Trace the templates onto the designated color felt and cut out the pieces.
  3. Cut a length of elastic cord about 4 inches long. Form a loop with the elastic and glue the ends to the back side of the sleeve, on the right end.
  4. Turn the sleeve to the front side and sew a button on top of the sleeve on the other end.
  5. Glue the 2 yellow buttons into place, using the template as a guide on where to place and glue them.
  6. Glue Mickey’s head together in order:
    -Glue the face to the head
    -Glue the mouth to the face
    -Glue the tongue to the mouth
    -Glue the eyes to the face
    -Glue the nose to the face
    -Glue the hat to the head
    -Glue the head to the middle of the sleeve
  7. Turn the sleeve to the back one more time and glue the second felt sleeve to the back by running glue along the inside edges. Do not glue over the area with the elastic cord.

Mickey Parts Template

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Mickey Felt Drink Sleeve

Mickey Felt Drink Sleeve
Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Black felt 
  • Red felt
  • Cream felt
  • Pink felt
  • Yellow felt
  • Hot glue and Hot glue gun
  • Elastic cord
  • Big button (any color) 
  • Needle and thread

Instructions

Print the template pieces and cut them out.

Trace the templates onto the designated color felt and cut out the pieces.

Cut a length of elastic cord about 4 inches long. Form a loop with the elastic and glue the ends to the back side of the sleeve, on the right end.

Turn the sleeve to the front side and sew a button on top of the sleeve on the other end.

Glue the 2 yellow buttons into place, using the template as a guide on where to place and glue them.

Glue Mickey’s head together in order:
-Glue the face to the head
-Glue the mouth to the face
-Glue the tongue to the mouth
-Glue the eyes to the face
-Glue the nose to the face
-Glue the hat to the head
-Glue the head to the middle of the sleeve

Turn the sleeve to the back one more time and glue the second felt sleeve to the back by running glue along the inside edges. Do not glue over the area with the elastic cord.

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Mickey Autograph Book (Credit: Disney Family)

Oh Boy! It’s off to Disney Parks you go. But not before you transform an ordinary sketchbook into a Mickey autograph book.

This ear-resistibly cute book can be used to collect signatures from all your favorite Disney stars and characters.

What You’ll Need

  • Small sketchbook with black cover
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Two white or gold buttons
  • Clear sealer
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • Industrial strength glue
  • Foam brushes

How To Make It

A small black sketchbook makes a great base for an autograph book.

Use painter’s tape or masking tape to mask off just over half of the bottom of the book cover. Wrap the tape around to the insides of the covers and go all the way around the book. Make sure the tape is stuck to the cover all the way in the “gutter” area next to the spine so that paint will not seep under the tape. You also may want to measure from the bottom of the book to the bottom of the tape in a few spots to make sure the tape is perfectly straight.

If the cover has a glossy finish, you may want to very lightly sand the surface that you are going to paint below masking tape.

Use a foam brush to paint the bottom half of the book red. Paint many light coats instead of a few heavy coats, and dry between coats (a hairdryer can help to speed up this process).

Since you are painting over black, this will take several coats. Paint the front, spine and back of the book.

When the paint is dry, remove the masking tape. To keep the paint from chipping and to give the cover a consistent finish, paint a thin coat of sealer over the covers and allow to dry.

Use an industrial strength glue to glue the white or gold buttons onto the red portion of the cover. Follow the glue instructions for drying time (it may need up to 24 hours to completely set and form a strong bond).

Mickey Autograph Book

Mickey Autograph Book
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Small sketchbook with black cover
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Two white or gold buttons
  • Clear sealer
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • Industrial strength glue
  • Foam brushes

Instructions

Use painter’s tape or masking tape to mask off just over half of the bottom of the book cover. Wrap the tape around to the insides of the covers and go all the way around the book. Make sure the tape is stuck to the cover all the way in the “gutter” area next to the spine so that paint will not seep under the tape. you also may want to measure from the bottom of the book to the bottom of the tape in a few spots to make sure the tape is perfectly straight


If the cover has a glossy finish, you may want to very lightly sand the surface that you are going to paint below masking tape.

Use a foam brush to paint the bottom half of the book red. Paint many light coats instead of a few heavy coats, and dry between coats (a hairdryer can help to speed up this process). Since you are painting over black, this will take several coats. Paint the front, spine and back of the book.

When the paint is dry, remove the masking tape. To keep the paint from chipping and to give the cover a consistent finish, paint a thin coat of sealer over the covers and allow to dry.

Use an industrial strength glue to glue the white or gold buttons onto the red portion of the cover. Follow the glue instructions for drying time (it may need up to 24 hours to completely set and form a strong bond).

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These are definitely some of the easiest Disney Mickey DIY crafts I have ever found. I bet you can keep the kids busy this week with these craft ideas.

While we are all still social distancing, I’ll keep searching for more easy to make Disney recipes and easy to make Disney crafts.

Until next time – stay healthy – stay safe – and I’ll see ya real soon! I wonder what other Mickey DIY crafts I’ll be able to find!

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