Do you love Ducktales? Woo-oo!
We do!! I think each episode is better than the last, and it's one of those that if the kids play over and over, I don't mind a bit because I catch new things each time, and the jokes NEVER get tiresome! I love how each of the triplet's has their own personality, and I love, love love Donald and Mr. McD!
We've a special treat for you Ducktales fans, in the form of FREE Printable tags. Use them on your kid's lunch boxes, backpacks, (heck, yours too!) or when you are on your way to Disney!
Print them, cut them out and then for longevity, laminate either with a lamination machine or self adhesive pouch, clear contact paper, or even packing tape! Punch a hole in them and attach with anything you like! Coordinating ribbons or yarn, rubber bands and zip ties are all things I've done in the past that have worked great.
You can right click on the photo below and save, or if you have trouble that way, you could also click and download the file located just under the photo.
Want more FREE printables? Click here, and go to the main Printables page. We've got lots of new ones in the works, and can't wait to share them!
Comment below with your favorite Triplet, (I love Louie!) or episode, and visit us on Facebook to show how you used your tags!
A while back, I turned our downstairs hallway into a little Disney are area. We don't have the best of lighting in this area, but it looks awesome in person, and we all love to walk past and remember some of our favorite rides. The best part, is it looks so expensive, and difficult to do, but it hardly took any time at all!
In addition to only a little time, I'm not lying when I tell you it was only around $20 to make this! Here's how YOU can make something like this for yourself or give as a gift later!
Your supplies are simple if you want to make something like mine! You can change it up with sizes and shapes easily, but this is what I used:
12 x 12 blank canvas
(4) 8 x 8 blank canvas
(4) 8x8 Word Arts
12 x 12 collage
The above items I got at a craft store, with sales or those 40% off coupons or already had on hand (like the paint brush and mod podge).
The prints were made on Shutterfly. I used a coupon (you know they always have great ones) and got it mostly for free, just had to pay shipping. If you are impatient to wait for a free code, they often do 40-50% any one item. There are loads of shapes you can choose, and I'm really thinking of going back and making ones for previous trips.
The Word Clouds are from Tagul. You make them, any way that you want, and then you get to save your images. This is all FREE! If you want a higher quality, you can pay for a download of a higher quality, but I found the lower quality did just fine for the 8 x 8 prints. I honestly don't think we could have gone much bigger, or they might have been grainy.
A side note here, you can make these for ANY occasion! As a matter of fact, for last year's Christmas, I even did family gifts of these Word Clouds, typing in everyone's name, along with words like love, family and etc. I think everyone liked them! I printed those out just as 4x6 and 5x7 and mounted them on painted wooden cutouts I found at the craft store, that were fancy, and painted to match whatever word color I used.
Back to the DIY!
You can go here, to WordArt.com to get started. It's very simple, and fun to play around with. In just minutes, you too will have all kinds of creativeness going, and make some amazing art for your walls, or to give others!
These are what I made, you can copy to use them for yourself, or make your own! I don't have all of the attractions listed, I just wanted to do our favorites, or ones we want to experience or have a particular memory of.
Once you have your canvas, and your prints, you're going to brush mod podge on the canvas, all over, AND mod podge on the back of the print. Quickly lay the print on the canvas, glue to glue, and let it dry. I actually turned mine face down so that the edges wouldn't curl.
Afterwards, they were hung on the wall with command hooks. Amazingly, they have only been knocked off once, (hence that bent corner on Hollywood Studios and the collage) but I have boys who love to run down that hall, so it's a miracle that it's not worse! They were also so easy to make, and inexpensive, it's not too big of a deal.
I plan to fill in those gaps between my prints next summer with 5 x 7 canvas with character autographs!
So there you have it, easy, inexpensive, and AWESOME!! It only LOOKS hard to do! Now go make some for yourself, or others and enjoy their delighted faces!
We've got an awesome, FREE printable packing list for you to use next time you want to add a little Disney to your trip. Print out out for each member of the family, and you could even print out one more as a to-do checklist before you leave the house!
Click on the picture below or above to download! Printable will open in a new window, then right click to save, or just print directly.
There are more printables coming soon, leave a comment if there is one i particular you would like!
I'm going to start off by saying I love my kids. Like so many other kids though, they (and okay, I do too!) suffer from Dory's short term rembery loss. In fact, I'm pretty sure she's my Spirit Animal. When we go to check e cheese, well...that bucket of coins, or the new card that holds the credits will get left somewhere... (hence my unfair rule of mom keeps them now!) or we often hear, as we stroll through Walmart, "Mom, where's my hat?!" and then there's the frantic dash through the store trying to find where the hat, or the stuffed animal, or a drink or anything else got put no one can remember where.
There are challenges when my boys want to be grown up enough to go and do things for themselves like have an entire year's savings on a gift card but have Dory tendances. (Sorry kids, that was all my genes!)
In thinking about our next Disney Trip, I wanted to be prepared, and proactive, so I came up with a plan. I WAS going to let them be in charge of their own spending money, via gift cards, but in a way that would be grown up for them, and reassuring for me!
Some thinking, a happenstance glance at the keys station at Home Depot and a 10 second solution was born to make both adults and kids happy! All for around $1!
There are two ways to make this, as a lanyard style, or as a bracelet style. The great part about this, is different colored bracelets, and different lanyards mean easily telling who has what giftcard.
Hole punch (and strong person to punch the hole!)
coil keychains (I bought a dozen on Amazon for $3
lanyards (use what you have, or buy one. Lots of place have $1 ones)
badge protectors ($1.50 at Walmart for 12)
Assemble your products!
Now this is important! You can't just punch willy nilly. Flip over the card, and DON'T punch the magnetic strip or any of the numbers. The upper left corner is usually a safe place. If you want to do the lanyard style, you can skip the hole punching.
Slide on the keychain! Or, slip the card into a badge holder, attach lanyard. 10 seconds, around $1 and the perfect way to give kid's independence, not mix up anyone's spending money, AND a worry free way to make sure the gift card won't get lost on the way to the register!
Since there are so many different colors and styles the keychains and lanyards come in, it's possible for a large group of people to each have their own totally unique to them way to keep track of their money! I love the idea that I can toss these in the backpack, and take 5 seconds to pull out the blue one and know it belongs to one kid, instead of squinting at fading marker where I'd written a name to identify the owner, dropping it back in because it wasn't the one I wanted. Time saver, and sanity saver!
What do you think? Would this work for you, or your family?
About a year ago, (after some heavy hinting!) Mr Disney Magic surprised me with an oversided front door key, in Mickey Mouse! I love it because one, it's Disney, two, it's harder than my other keys so I can find it easily, and three, because it was less than $5! My key has help up really well, so I don't NEED another, but they do have a Dory one there I'd love!
If you are looking to Disney up your every day, and just make it plain easier to find your house key in dim light, go check out Home Depot's key area! They've go so many cute keys! Here are a few to give you an idea: (Mine is the one in the header!)
Are you thinking you need a Disney key? I think you do, too!