Mickey Mouse Art Project Ideas for Children

Written by mary johnson-gerard, ph.d.
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Mickey Mouse Art Project Ideas for Children
Mickey Mouse art project ideas are fun for young and old. (Disneyland image by zapatero 46 from Fotolia.com)

Mickey Mouse is a timeless icon for children and adults. He made his debut in society in a short film called "Steamboat Willie" in 1928. Children who love Mickey Mouse typically enjoy colouring, painting and drawing him. Mickey Mouse art projects are appropriate for parties, visits from cousins and even sleepovers. Parents will also enjoy the nostalgia of creating Mickey Mouse art with their children.

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Mickey Mouse Ears

This art project is an easy way to create Mickey Mouse ears for all children. Cut black construction paper lengthwise into 2-inch-wide strips. Put a strip around a child's head and secure with staples or glue it so that is fits snug. Two strips may need to be used to make it fit well. Take the band off. Cut black circles out of construction paper. Tracing a cereal bowl is a simple way to make symmetrical circles. Finish by attaching the circles a few inches apart to the inside of the front of the headband using glue or staples.

Mickey Mouse T-shirts

Use a large sponge, or other material that can be used for stamping, to cut out a circle for Mickey's head. The size of the circle needs to be proportionate to the size T-shirt being made. Large sponges are found at many hardware stores. Cut out another smaller circle from the sponge for Mickey's ears. Make sure the circle for the ears is proportional to the circle for the head. Spread out a plain white T-shirt flat on a flat surface. Put a piece of cardboard between the front and back of the shirt so the paint doesn't soak through and dry the two sides together. Dip the large circle in black fabric paint and stamp the middle of the shirt. Dip the smaller circle in the black fabric paint and stamp two ears on Mickey. Allow the paint to dry. The T-shirt is wearable just like this, or large movable craft eyes and a large red bow tie can be added.

Mickey Mouse Magnets

Make a paste for paper maché glue by combining one part water with three parts flour (1/4 cup water, 3/4 cups flour). Tear newspaper into strips about 1-inch wide. Dip the newspaper in the paste and roll it into a ball for Mickey's head. Add more paper by dipping in paste and wrapping it around the ball until the desired size is reached. Flatten the back side so that a magnet can be glued on once it's dry. Make two smaller balls for the ears. Flatten the back sides of these so they lay flush against the surface when attached to the magnet. Put the head and two ears on waxed paper to dry. Glue the ears to the head with strong craft glue when dry. Paint Mickey black and, when the paint is dry, spray the magnet with a clear lacquer to help preserve it. Glue a magnet on the back with strong craft glue.

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