I’m always looking for new things or crafts for us to do at home. Adding in Disney just peaks my girls interest so much more, and keeps her engaged. What can I say we are definitely a Disney family.
These sun catchers are something fun for the kids to do. They can hang on the window to catch the beautiful rays of sun in a fun way. If you have older kids they can do most the work, with younger ones like my toddler you will need to do most the work.
Here is what you need:
A fun paper plate- these were themed to Valentines Day but you could use anything
Big Pieces of Glitter or Confetti
Clear Contact Paper
Mickey Cookie Cutter (you can also just use a cut out)
Pen or Marker
To start flip your plate over to trace your Mickey head onto the paper plate.
Poke your scissors through to cut out the Mickey shape. The plates I used were super thick and harder to cut. I might recommend using something a little less thick.
Cut 2 pieces of contact paper to fit the middle of plate.
Add contact paper to back side of the plate then flip over and add the glitter or confetti. Once that’s added top with the other piece of contact paper, and make sure to smooth it down really well.
I decided to add some ribbon but you don’t have too. To add it I just poked a hole with my scissors and strung it through.
Now you have a fun sun catcher you can make with supplies you probably already have at home. If we could get some Sunshine here so we can use ours that would be great! Make sure to show me all your creations.
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The Mickey pumpkin is probably one of my favorite things about Halloween. It’s just so darn cute! I have this amazing Mickey coffee mug I got years ago that started my collection and I could drink from it every day until Halloween.
I even made a wreath similar to the one on Main Street for my front door. The Mickey Pumpkin is really about as Halloween as I get in the decor area.
I wanted to create a fun Mickey treat for Halloween and what’s better than Rice Krispy treats. They are easy and can be done so any different ways. So here is what you need:
Mini Reese cups (or Rolos)
Orange food coloring
Green M&M’s (optional)
Sprinkles (if you want to decorate some)
Mickey Cookie cutter
*Cookie Cutter Tip- Disney sells an actual cookie cutter but it’s huge. I recently bought the sandwich cutter and it’s perfect for cookies, sandwiches, and Rice Krispy treats. You can find it here.
Follow the recipe on the box of Rice Krispies. Melt the butter, then add the marshmallows and melt and this is where I add the orange food coloring in. Just add until you get the color you want. Then add you Rice Krispies and stir them in.
Spread the mixture on wax paper. I love these individually portioned sheets. You want to make it at least half an inch thick so they aren’t too flimsy. Let them cool just a bit and then you want to start cutting them before they completely firm up that way you can re roll out the excess to get more.
Melt a small amount of your melting chocolate. Spread the chocolate across the bottom of the Reese and attach in the middle for the pumpkin stem. You can also add a green M&M to be like a leaf. Then you have a cute little Mickey Pumpkin.
We wanted to spread a little extra magic and kindness to some of the neighbor kids so we wrapped some up in these little treat bags and tied with ribbon for a fun little Halloween treat. Happy Halloween!
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I can’t believe we are already on week 3 of my Date Night series! It has really been so fun and this weeks was no exception. One of our absolute favorite things to do when at Disney is eat. Ya we love the food. We used to head out after to work to the Magic Kingdom for some Casey’s mini corn dogs, dole whip floats, and other things get a spot for the night time parade and then watch Wishes. We would literally didn’t even leave the Main Street area. While I could not completely recreate this exact date you better believe I did the best I could!
The first thing I wanted to figure out was a fun activity to add in other than just eating. I remembered we had Disney Scene It game ( you can get yours here) , and I knew that trivia was the perfect addition to the evening. While Hub Grass was not really a thing when we lived there, it is now so the best I could do to recreate this was a picnic on the ground with a green ( ya I know it’s mint green) blanket.
Casey’s Corner mini corn dogs are my favorite, even though I sure do miss the “plastic” cheese that made them taste even better! While I could have made them myself and they would have tasted much better there were just other things I wanted to make. Also I am a toddler Mama my time is very limited. The nuggets we used are just the State Fair brand mini corn dogs. Trust me they are not Casey’s mini corn dogs and I will be working up a recipe for these puppies so I can have them at home. We also made some shoe string fries to go along with the Casey’s theme.
It’s just not Magic Kingdom to me without a Dole Whip float. I recently came up with a recipe for a Dairy Free Dole Whip inspired popsicle (coming to the blog on Monday) so we did miniature Dole Whip Floats that way. They were so good, and of course easy!
Once I was completing things I realized we had way too many sweet treats! Those seem to be our favorite in the kingdom. We added some delicious homemade Mickey Rice Krispy treats dipped in chocolate and M&M’s just like our favorite from the Main Street Confectionary.
When I was walking through Trader Joe’s one day I came across these mini churros and knew they were also perfect for this date night. Of course my husband insisted on some chocolate sauce too. I’m more all about eating them as they are, but to each their own. Also if you love churros these did not disappoint so head on over to your local Trader Joe’s!
Magic Kingdom makes me think of all the Disney classics. Playing the Disney Scene it Trivia game and eating all our favorite Magic Kingdom snacks helped in making it almost feel as if we were HOME. Plus who doesn’t love to get competitive with their spouse, it’s fun right? Make sure to share with me your at home Disney dates. Happy Planning!