We took our kids to "The Happiest Place on Earth" for the very first time this year. Boy, did they LOVE Disneyland! I hadn't been there in 11 years. It has changed so much! Cars Land = incredible. It's as if you have stepped directly into the movie.
Planning the trip to Disneyland was my secret joy. I gave a different Disney-themed present to the kids each day that we were there. I knew that I wanted to make the girls Minnie Mouse ears without having to buy the extremely expensive ones (little did I know that they would pick to buy Minnie Ears as their Disneyland souvenir anyway). I came across these cute Minnie Ear Hair Clips from a Girl and a Glue Gun and I fell in love with them. I had to make some!
We kept the trip to Disneyland a secret from the kids, which meant that all of my crafting had to be done at nighttime. (I apologize that some of the pictures are in less-than ideal lighting.) I follow the directions from a Girl and a Glue Gun on the ears, but I make my bows a little differently.
To make your own you will need:
Ribbon (1/2" thick)
1 piece of black felt
2 alligator clips
A piece of chalk
A hot glue gun with glue
Here is how I made my ears:
Using chalk, I traced around the bottom of a cup onto a piece of black felt.
I cut them out,
Cut a slit into the middle,
Put them with an alligator clip, and set them aside for the time being.
Next, I made my bows. I cut out two strips of ribbon (about 6 inches long) and tied two 3-inch pieces into a knot.
Next, I cut a 1-inch piece of ribbon in half.
I used it to cover the ends of the clip.
I glued along the edge of the cut area and overlapped the ear just enough to give it some form. This prevented the ear from flopping over.
I folded the long ribbons like so and glued it together in the middle.
Finally, I glued my knots to my bow, glued the bows to the ear, and glued the ear to each clip.
Here's how they look when they are all done. I knew my girls would love them!
The Minnie Mouse ears were a hit! Here is Princess sporting her new ears (can you tell what ride we are on?).
The girls wore them to meet Ariel.
We had a magical time and the girls really fit in with the Disneyland crowd in their Minnie Mouse ear hair clips.
What are some of your favorite Disney crafts?
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