11 Easy Disney Craft Projects For The Ultimate Disney Fan
These simple, Disney-inspired projects come together in about an hour—no magic wand required!
Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns
Crafty Disney fans, raise your hands! We’ve rounded up a list of easy, adorable Disney-inspired crafts that star favorites like Toy Story, Moana, and Frozen. The best part? Each of these projects can be done in about an hour or less.
1. Toy Story Paper Bag Puppets
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With just a paper bag and some paint, you can recreate some of your favorite characters from Toy Story, including Hamm and the Little Green Men. This Toy Story craft project is great for all ages and uses materials that you likely already have around the house. When the paper bag characters are complete, use them as puppets to recreate your favorite scenes from Toy Story.
2. Moana Canoe Popsicle Stick Craft
Simply Today Life
Recreate the canoe from Moana and see just how far you’ll go! Head on over to Simply Today Life to see how she makes Moana’s canoe using just popsicle sticks, string, and some drawing paper. The boat even floats in the water when finished.
3. Princess Rapunzel Paper Doll Craft
Fun Money Mom
4. Lion King Paper Plate Masks
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With this paper plate Lion King mask, you can pretend to roam the jungle with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa. The mask is pretty easy to make, even for young kids. Use torn up pieces of construction paper and glue them to a paper plate to make the lion’s face. Get creative with this part and make your lion as scary or friendly as you’d like. When the mask is ready to go, add a piece of string around the back so you can wear it as you run around the jungle.
5. Finding Dory Paper Plate Puppets
This craft recreates Dory and Nemo as paper plates with popsicle stick handles to help them keep on swimmin'. This project is especially fun for older and younger siblings to work on together, since it offers different options for different skill levels. The Dory plate is very simple and great for younger kids. If you have an older child who wants a harder DIY project, have them recreate Nemo, who has more details.
6. Frozen Inspired Elsa Magic Wand
Messy Little Monster
Channel Elsa’s magic powers with this Frozen-inspired magic wand. Head over to Messy Little Monster’s website where you’ll find a template to print out to create the magic wand. Don’t forget to add extra snowflakes! When finished with the DIY craft, belt out “Let It Go” with your new Frozen accessory.
7. Paper Plate Forky Craft
Simple Everyday Mom
Bring Toy Story’s newest character to life with this paper plate Forky craft. Head on over to Simple Everyday Mom and print out the template for Forky’s face. Then get crafting away! If you want to recreate Forky as he’s made in the movie, check out this tutorial, which uses all of the same recycled materials that the character is made from.
8. DIY Disney Felt Potato Heads
Jonesin for Taste
Give Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head a full upgrade with this DIY felt craft. Pick and choose different felt body parts and accessories to make for the Potato Heads. This craft is a little more advanced, so make sure to head over to Jones In For Taste’s blog for all of the instructions.
9. Moana’s Heart of Te Fiti Suncatcher
Crafts on Sea
This DIY Moana-themed project uses blue and green cellophane wrap to recreate Moana’s Heart of Te Fiti in suncatcher form. The best part about this craft is hanging it up. Pick a super sunny spot in your house so the sun will shine right through, highlighting the different colors in the suncatcher.
10. Up Thumbprint Crafts
Little kids will love getting their hands messy with this Up-themed craft. Follow the instructions on Fun Handprint Art’s blog to see how she makes a template for the balloons. Then have your kids use their fingertips to make balloons to hold up the house, just like the movie. When the picture is dry, snap a picture of your child that looks like they are holding up the house. Have them cut around the photo, so it looks like the balloons are taking them for a ride.
11. Mickey Mouse Stencil Painting
Modern Mom Life
Don’t be intimidated by how cool this Mickey Mouse canvas painting looks—it’s actually super easy to make. For this project, you’ll need a canvas, acrylic paint, sponge brushes, and the Mickey Mouse stencil template from Modern Mom Life. Once you’ve got your supplies, tape the Mickey stencil to the canvas. Then, go wild sponge-painting around the picture. Wait until the canvas is fully dry to take off the stencil. You’ll be amazed by the big reveal!
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