Contained Chaos: Mickey Barrettes
Something important to remember when spending your days out in the hot Orlando sun is that your kids will get tired (what am I saying, YOU will get tired!). Don’t be ashamed of staying indoors one day of your Disney vacation. You’re took a vacation to relax (and maybe to meet Cinderella), not to wear yourself down in the sun. Watch a Disney movie, order pizza, and play indoor games like cards and board games.
And since your little ones will get antsy, don’t forget a craft! Abs and I made these cute Mickey barrettes last week in preperation for vacation (sure, I’m the one going to Disney World, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve some Mickey barrettes). They were easy AND useful (I swear the monsters in her room are always eating her barrettes). Let your little ones expend their energy and creativity on something they can show off to Mickey himself!
Plain barrettes (Michaels sells them for cheap)
Thick red ribbon (thick enough to cover the barrette)
Black foam (you don’t want the stuff that’s sticky on one side)
Start out by cutting the red ribbon the length of the barrette. You can just do the top, but I suggest doing one strip long enough to cover both the top and the bottom to make a more put together look. Now you can let the little ones glue the ribbon to the barrettes. Make sure they smooth out the ribbon so there aren’t any bumps that aren’t glued down. And be warned of the glue going everywhere (Abby would glue down her head if I let her).
While you wait for the glued ribbon to dry, you can let the older children draw and cut out foam Mickeys. You can do this one of two ways: 1. Draw a mickey face and cut it out as one whole piece. 2. Draw 3 circles, 1 big and 2 small, and cut out 3 seperate pieces. Abs and I did it both ways…you can decide for yourself which looks better. After all the foam pieces are cut out, let your little creative monsters decorate the barrettes with all the Mickeys their hairs can handle!
Be sure to let the glue dry before placing these in your princesses’ precious curls…we don’t want the Mickeys to stick to their hair instead of the barrettes!