5.07.2012

How to Make Mickey Mouse Ears

How to make mickey mouse ears

One of the most popular posts on my blog is the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party I threw for my son last summer! It was so fun to put together and it turned out awesome! One of the most common questions I get asked about my party is “How did you make your Mickey Mouse ears?” When I was putting the party together I took pictures of how I made them – but never posted them – shame on me! So FINALLY… here is a tutorial about how to make your own Mickey Mouse Ears.

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When I was planning this party I thought it would be fun for each of the guests to have their own pair of Mickey Ears – but I didn’t want to pay a lot of money and all the Mickey Ears I found were more than I was willing to spend. One day I was in Dollar Tree and found these little Happy Birthday headbands – and it all came together for me!

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They came in a pack of 4 for a dollar – so $.25 each! I bought 4 packs – for $4.

First, I undid the staples and took the Happy Birthday sign off -

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Next, I used my Silhouette SD to cut out circles with little tabs – these are the ears. You need the tabs so you can staple them on. If you don’t have a cutting machine – don’t worry! You can simply trace a bowl or cup and simply add a little tab to the circle and cut them out with scissors.

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I stapled two circles (ears) on using the tabs – I stapled them on underneath and folded the circles up so all you can see are the ears.

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and then you are done!!

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I found the cutest, shabbiest, most wild-haired baby I could find to model -
Luckily I had one living in my home (haha!) – that is my baby almost 9 months ago (tear!) but she is still the cutest!!
I love babies in white onesies – yum!

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I hope that answers a lot of your questions!
Now go out and have fun making Mickey Mouse Ears for your kids – or you!!

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6 comments:

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

How cute! Were going to Disneyland this summer and I've been wanting to make ears instead of buying them there.

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

That is a great idea!!! Love it!

Kellie said...

so clever and so affordable. thanks for sharing :)

Cerise said...

Just made a trial pair for my little guy's 2nd birthday. My eldest has them on his head and his bouncing around the house singing Mickey Mouse Club House.

Jessica Schopp said...

I love these! What is the approximate diameter of the ears? And what type of paper did you use...just cardstock?

Joanna F said...

THANK YOU for doing this tutorial!:) I just finished my Mickey ears. I also did some Minnie ears using your tutorial & modifying it abit. I was on a time crunch & budget $ constraints so this idea was way better & affordable.:) My 3 y/o & his lil buddies will be excited to have 'ears' @ his Mickey Mouse Party this weekend. THANK YOU AGAIN!;)

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