Friday, May 23, 2014

Mickey Mouse Sun Catchers

Crafting sun catchers is so easy and fun and the outcome is super cute!  We did this with three and four year olds and they needed a bit of assistance from grown-ups, but not much.  You could certainly make these with older kids as well and create more elaborate designs, sizes, and themes if desired.  This is a perfect party activity or even something fun for a rainy day!  We've made them in some different shapes but we'll stick with Mickey on the blog today as we gear up for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration next month!

What you'll need:
  • Clear transparency paper
  • Colored construction paper or card stock
  • Tissue paper or streamers cut into small pieces
  • Liquid glue
  • Water
  • Small bowls
  • Paintbrushes

What you'll do:
  • Create a Mickey Mouse template on paper and trace onto construction paper or card stock.  You will need two Mickeys for each sun catcher.
  • Cut out the Mickeys and then cut a circle out of the center of each, leaving the ears intact, if desired.
  • Trace the Mickey Mouse template onto transparency paper and cut them out.  You will need two of these per sun catcher as well.
  • Add a small amount of water to a small amount of glue in each bowl and mix with paintbrush.  It should be quite runny.
  • Place small pieces of tissue paper onto one transparency sheet of Mickey's head and gently brush over with diluted glue.  Continue to add tissue paper until the center is covered.  You can skip the ears because they will be hidden by the construction paper.
  • Brush glue onto the second transparency sheet of Mickey's head and place over top of tissue paper.
  • Brush glue onto edges and ears of construction paper Mickeys and add one to the top and one to the bottom.
  • Once dry, you can set it in the window or punch a hole and hang from a string.

These are so cute and versatile!  Simply make a different template for any theme you love!

Photos courtesy of Keiko S. Dowell Photography

Craft inspired by Jeanette Stevens Haines in the Disney Side @ Home Celebrations Facebook group.


  1. This is a great activity for my little one... even my 9 year old and 7 year old.. I will pin for a summer project.

  2. So cute! Will be pinning this one for sure!

  3. I love this; it would be perfect to do with my Pre-K students. Pinning to try next fall when school starts up again.

  4. Cute Idea. I bet Disney would approve! It looks dummy proof, like I could do it. =) Blessings~


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