If you’re a fan of Mickey Mouse and want to bring some Mickey into your home, why not get creative with these brilliant mickey mouse DIY and crafts. Learn how to create some delicious Mickey Mouse cupcakes only require some mini Oreos and red cupcake wrappers, create a color matching game with paint chips and even turn your garden into a magical kingdom with these painted flower pots.

Do you know these Mickey Mouse Facts?

1. Mickey’s Voice
Walt Disney, from 1929 to 1946, provided the original voices for both Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Since, only two others have had the honour; Jim MacDonald (1946 to 1983) and Wayne Allwine (1983 +).

2. Oscars
The only Mickey Mouse short to receive an Academy Award was Lend a Paw, in 1941. The irony being that Mickey wasn’t even really the lead role, since the main star was Pluto. Despite that, Walt Disney had already picked up an Oscar in 1932 for the creation of Mickey Mouse. Throughout his career he managed to amass a total 22 of these prestigious trophies – more than anybody else ever has.

3. What’s the Password?
During World War II, when the Allied forces invaded Normandy on D-Day in 1944, “Mickey Mouse” was used as a secret password between intelligence officers.

4. The Naming
Walt Disney originally called his creation Mortimer. It was his wife, Lillian, who persuaded him to change it to Mickey. American actor, Mickey Rooney, has claimed that Mickey Mouse was in fact named after himself, following meeting Disney in the 1920s as a child.

5. Hot Dogs!
Mickey Mouse was the first ever cartoon character to talk. In the 1929 episode, The Karnival Kid, Mickey’s first words were “Hot dogs!”.

1. Make an official Disney autograph book from scrapbooking supplies.

For the lucky child who’s Disney World-bound. Get the DIY here.

4. Use this cupcake hack to get Mickey Mouse cupcakes.

Add three marbles to the muffin tin to create cupcakes in the shape of Mickey Mouse.

5. Painted clothespins that are so easy to make, even a toddler could do it.

6. Make a countdown chalkboard.

Get the instructions here.

7. Another variation on the countdown: a frame and tiny clothespins.

Each scrap of paper has an activity or a trivia question listed. Get the DIY here.

8. Here’s a festive wreath version.

Get the directions here.

9. Make travel mugs and coasters out of Disney World maps.

Everyone can get familiar with the Magic Kingdom grounds ahead of time. They also make great souvenirs. Get the directions here.

10. These Mickey Mouse cupcakes only require some mini Oreos and red cupcake wrappers.

11. Cut Disney shapes out of glitter iron-on transfer paper for your official Disney vacation outfits.

Cut the shapes out of Tulip glitter transfer paper.

12. Or if you’d prefer more color, go for the Sharpie method.

Get the directions here.

13. Surprise an unsuspecting child with a mad lib that hints at an upcoming Disney excursion.

Get the printable here.

14. Announce the trip with a surprise visitor in their bed.

The three stages of finding Mickey Mouse in your bed: fear, wonderment, and sheer excitement. Get the pattern for this Mickey Mouse pillow here.

15. Make your own ear clips out of stiff felt.

For the child who hates hathead. Get the DIY here.

16. Create a color matching game with paint chips.

These also make great activity cards for playing Go Fish on the plane or in the car. Get the instructions here.

17. Channel a Disney princess with nail art.

18. Or use a Mickey-shaped hole punch to create Mickey toes.

19. Dress up the bathroom accessories with Mickey pants.

20. Exchange chores for Disney bucks with this popsicle stick system.

21. Or if you think chore exchange isn’t your mode of parenting, just hand out Disney Dollars when they’re being good.

22. Turn your garden into a magical kingdom with these painted flower pots.

23. Tie polka-dot ribbons on a little one’s summer flip flops.

24. Or into the laces of their sneakers.

25. Make your own Mickey Mouse luggage tags.

Get the directions here.

26. Craft up this magical Disney princess necklace.

Each painted bead represents a specific Disney Princess.

27. Make special activity clipboards for the car ride.

28. Wrap a fun surprise for every hour on the drive to pass time in the car.

29. Make special water bottles for the whole fam.

Get the directions here.

30. Turn a regular old pizza into a MICKEY PIZZA with pepperoni and olives.

31. Download and print out these Disney Bingo cards.

Get the printables here.

32. Turn old coffee canisters into change banks for your Disney funds.

33. Print out these bookmarks that stay on the page with magnets.

Get the printable here.

34. Make these special Mickey Mouse parade wavers.

Get the directions here.

35. Upcycle a thrift store Mickey Mouse tee into a tote bag.

Get the tutorial here.

36. As a tiny reminder everyday, paint your keys with nail polish.

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