Last month, we had the opportunity to host a fun Disney themed preschool playdate. Our preschooler, Abby, is a huge Disney fan and was so excited to throw a fun playdate for her friends. She loves to do crafts so we decided to turn our playdate into a special crafting party with several of her friends. When I host playdates, I try to keep them sweet and simple. Although we had some fun craft ideas that required some prep work, most of the playdate was low-key and easy to organize. We used some of the supplies that were sent to us, but also came up with some fun ideas on creating our very own “Crafting Clubhouse” Mickey Mouse Party. So come on in & join the fun…
You can’t have a playdate without food, so here are some of the fun snacks that we shared with our friends:
Pluto’s Pretzels || Mickey Chips || Pluto’s Popcorn
For our Mickey Mouse party, we also made these super easy & festive Mickey cupcakes for our friends. All we did was bake cupcakes (using a boxed mix) and frost with red frosting. To make the Mickey Mouse on the top of the cupcake, we put half a regular sized Oreo for Mickey’s face. Then to make the ears, we split a mini Oreo in half. It was super easy & the kids loved the Mickey Mouse cupcakes!
Now its time for the craft stations that we set up. All the crafts that we did during the playdate are pretty simple, so preschoolers can complete them on their own without extra assistance. The kids had a lot of fun and were excited to “craft” the morning away!
Create Your Own Mickey Mouse Frame
Supplies Needed: Wooden Frames & Mickey Foam Stickers
Directions: Use the stickers to decorate the frame. You can take it home & put your favorite Disney themed picture inside. This could be one in a costume or a picture from a trip to Disney World or sitting with your favorite Disney stuffed animal.
Make Your Own Magical Sorcerer’s Hat
Supplies Needed: Blue Party Hats & Star Stickers
Directions: Use the stickers to decorate the party hat into a magical Sorcerer’s Hat just like Mickey’s!
Washi Tape Mickey Mouse Bookmark
Supplies Needed: Red Card Stock Paper (cut into strips the size of a bookmark), Mickey Mouse Themed Washi Tape, Hole Puncher, Ribbon
Directions: Decorate the red card stock with the washi tape. Punch a hole in the top & tie a ribbon.
Mickey Mouse Coloring Station
Supplies Needed: Coloring Pages, Mickey Mouse stickers, & Crayons
Directions: Place several different Mickey & Minnie Mouse coloring pages on the table with crayons. The kids can color and use stickers to decorate!
Mickey Mouse Magnet
Supplies Needed: Mickey Mouse foam heads (found at local craft store), red card stock, yellow pom-poms, craft glue, and small magnets
Directions: Cut out a semi circle from the red cardstock and glue onto the Mickey Mouse foam heads using craft glue. Add the pom-poms with the craft glue. Adhere the magnets to the back of the Mickey Mouse to use as a magnet!
Mickey Mouse Pencil Case
Supplies Needed: Pencil Cases, Mickey gem stickers & assorted gem stickers, Puffy Paint
Directions: Before the party, write everyone’s names on the pencil case using Puffy Paint and let dry. For the station, the children can decorate their own personalized pencil case using the gem stickers!
Mickey Mouse Canvas Bag
Supplies Needed: Mini Canvas Bag, Black Craft Paint, Mickey Gem Stickers, Round Sponge Brushes (Assorted Sizes), Newspaper, Paper Plate
Directions: This one may need adult supervision with young children since you are using black craft paint. Place newspaper inside the canvas bag so the paint does not bleed through. Pour some black craft paint onto a paper plate. Use the round sponge brushes of various sizes to make Mickey Mouse heads on the bag. Let dry & decorate with Mickey gem stickers.
We finished the Mickey Mouse party with one fun game with all of the children. I found these fun foam Mickey Mouse heads at our local craft store. Just like there are “Hidden Mickeys” at Disney, we decided to have some “Hidden Mickeys” at the playdate. Before the party, I hid a bunch of these Mickey Mouse heads in the yard. At the end of the party, we had the children run around the yard looking for as many “Hidden Mickeys” as they could find. The kids had a blast. To wrap up, the kids each got to take a Mickey or Minnie Mouse visor home. It was one magical & memorable Mickey Mouse party!
Disclosure: I received free products in order to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate. The opinions expressed here are my own.
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