the domestic tales of four sisters

Disney Countdown Craft #1 and a Fun Snack Idea

Hey All!  I am SOOOO excited because today is day 80 of our countdown!! That went so fast!!  I’m thinking the long days of work/school followed by soccer practice helped in that department but I’ll take it!  Anyway, today you’re going to get a little two-for-one deal! 🙂

First, I have a quick little tutorial for something you may or may not find yourself needing should you venture to the World.  The little add on is a quick Disney themed snack idea that was a huge hit for my kidos and the daycare kids the same.  I think anyone would appreciate a little Mickey Mouse cupcake, I know I did!

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Ok, on to that Disney clipboard.  In the past we’ve always done the autograph books; each kid chose one upon our arrival and then every time we happened to find ourselves at a character meal or in a line to visit with any of the numerous friends both kidos would get them ready (from Mom who was always dubbed the ‘book holder’) and present them to be signed as I snapped as many pictures as possible.  Upon returning home, these books would be kept on dressers for a while and eventually stored in a box for the rest of eternity.  Just kidding.  Point is, they’re not out or being enjoyed in any way.  So, Mommy decided we’re going to handle the character autographs a little different this time around.  Because I use Project Life for our memory keeping I thought the best way to keep the autographs and pics in the same place would be to have each character sign ONE 3×5 grid card and when I add our Disney trip to our album I’ll simply organize all the signed cards with the pics I snapped!  Way fun, right?!?!  I was pretty pumped.

The only ‘issue’ was, in my extensive Disney research, I learned that it’s very difficult for the characters to sign small pieces of paper.  So enter my fun little Disney trip countdown craft using a small $2 clipboard I picked up at Wal-Mart and some Disney stickers I had laying around the house.

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This took about 20 minutes start to finish.  I just took a piece of scrapbook paper, cut it to size and, using my homemade mod podge, attached it to the clipboard.  Then I decorated it using some leftover stickers, added a pen (that I believe I’ll be attaching with a piece of string or a lanyard just to be sure) and I was good to go!

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Cute right?  I was pleased with how it turned out and more excited that I won’t be fishing thorugh our stuff multiple times a day to locate three autograph books this trip!  Yay for small wins!

Now, on to that snack.  To keep everyone excited about the trip and help them believe we’re not lying about the whole thing, I decided to have a few special snacks and activities at various points in our countdown.  So yesterday, I made Mickey Mouse cupcakes.  Not the adorably perfect things you see on Pinterest… nah I went the quick and easy route this time.  😉

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That would be Crazy Cake (because a little guy I have for daycare has an egg allergy) topped with Cool Whip and two mini Oreos.  Not exactly worthy of Cupcake Wars but the kids loved them and boy were they TASTY!!!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the super easy DIY Disney Vacation Countdown we’re using for this trip.  You can find the tutorial here.  Also, let me know if you have any cute Disney countdown craft ideas, I’d love to try them out!!!

~Danielle

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