Merida Mickey Ears Disney Ornament Craft
If your family loves all things Disney, you just have to make this Merida Mickey Ears Disney Ornament craft set this year for your Christmas tree!
One of the best things about Disney’s animated movie Brave, is how the relationship between Merida and her mother evolve from one of complete acrimony to genuine affection. Merida is a brave princess not just because of what she does in battle, but also for the way she fights for her Mom.
If you have a Disney princess lover in your house, or if you just love Disney in your family at all, you will absolutely want to make this Merida Mickey Ears Disney Ornament craft this year! Read on for the full tutorial!
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Merida Mickey Ears Ornament Crafts
What You Will Need:
- Cardstock or Construction Paper (cardstock would be better because it is a heavier material). For Merida, you need the following colors: red, turquoise, yellow, brown, and tan/peach (flesh tones).
- For Bear, you will need the following cardstock or construction paper colors: dark gray, black
- Glue stick (like kids use in school)
- White school glue (like Elmer’s glue)
- Optional: paper plate or small tray, paintbrush
- Optional: Black marker or sharpie (for tracing)
- Scissors with sharp edges (so, adult scissors, not kid scissors)
- Glitter in the following colors: red, black, gold
- String or Ribbon; preferably a basic color like black or white.
- Merida Ornament Craft Template (see below)
- White paint pen
How to Make the Merida Ornament craft set
- Download and print out the Merida Mickey Head ornament template. Before you print, check out the instructions on the PDF download. If you choose, you can print each page of the template out on the corresponding color for each of the different parts of Merida’s dress.
Alternative: You could also print out the PDF template on white paper. Then cut all the pieces out, trace them on the color paper needed, and then cut them out again. This method does involve more steps (and twice as much cutting), but if you can’t figure out how to print the template one page at a time on colored cardstock, this might be an easier option for you. (to be fair, that’s the option I choose. ha!)
Once you have cut out all the pieces set them aside.
Now let’s start assembling the Merida ornament!
First, take the two smaller red circles and glue them to the back of the larger tan/flesh tone circle. These are the Mickey Ears. You might want to use the Elmer’s glue (as opposed to the glue stick) for this step… just to ensure the ears stay stuck.
For Merida’s dress, glue the yellow dress piece to the ornament base first (the yellow piece should be larger than the turquoise blue dress piece). Then, glue the blue dress piece on top of the yellow one. Finally glue on the brown belt piece as shown above.
assembling the Bear ornament!
Go ahead and print out the template for Bear if you haven’t already done it. Follow the instructions on the template to know which color of cardstock to print on. Cut out all the pieces and set them aside.
You will want to use a white paint pen to color in the whites of Bear’s eyes.
Then, take the two smaller black circles and glue them to the back of the larger black circle for the Mickey head.
Next glue Bear’s face (eyes and snout) to the main ornament base as shown above.
Time to Add Glitter!
Add glitter! So, there are two options with the glitter. You could glitter your pieces before you glue them together or you could glitter your pieces after the cardstock elements are already glued together. Either way, you will want the glitter to dry completely before you move onto the next step.
Pro tip: You don’t want to use too much glue or the glitter will be clumpy. You also don’t want to use too little glue or the glitter will not stick to the cardstock evenly. Definitely use Elmer’s glue (or glue like that). Best crafting practice: squirt glue onto a plate or tray and then use a small paintbrush to paint the area you want to add glitter to.
Then, sprinkle the glitter onto the area, shake off the excess, and let it dry.
For Merida, add red glitter to the Mickey ears. Then add gold glitter to the yellow part of Merida’s dress.
For Bear, add black glitter to the Mickey Ears.
Finally, flip over the ornament and add a bit of white school glue to the back. Loop a piece of string or ribbon and glue in place.
Allow the glue to dry completely.
Aren’t these Merida and Bear ornaments lovely?
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Christmas traditions are some of the most powerful bonding opportunities for your family. I know the memories I made as a kid at Christmas-time are a strong anchor for me as an adult.
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