The Essential Guide to Disney Gifts for Kids

In our house, we love all things Disney. Our daughter is obsessed with almost every Disney movie and cartoon that she has ever watched. She loves getting new Disney related toys and clothing. Earlier this month, we posted a list of adult Disney themed gift ideas. Today, we want to share some gift ideas for children.

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Hair Accessories and Ears

Stuffed Toys

Kids Furniture

Books

Building Toys

We hope you enjoy our list of gift suggestions. We’d love to hear from you. What is your child’s favorite Disney character? What is their favorite Disney toy that they already have?

Open Ended Ocean Art

Yesterday, I wanted to find something that would encourage my daughter to be creative, but we did not have a lot of time. I came up with this open ended art that has limitless possibilities for creativity. I am writing this blog post with the intention of sharing what we used for this activity, but you can use whatever you have around the house to help your kids create a beautiful ocean scene that is unique to them.

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What We Used

  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Plastic Easter Grass

I started by cutting rock like shapes from the brown construction paper and cutting fish shapes out of several other colors of construction paper. I left the blue paper whole so we could use it as a background.

Next, I helped my toddler glue the Easter grass near the bottom of the paper.

After that, I handed her the rock like shapes one by one. She put them where she wanted them. When she was done with the rocks, I gave her the fish to glue on. We did this art project in the evening, so I wanted to keep it simple, but you can add as many elements as you would like.

After my toddler had everything glued down, I helped her put a googly eye on each fish. The finished art project gave us a beautiful ocean scene that showcased my little one’s creativity.

Book Suggestions

Small children learn best when you pair up books with related art projects or learning activities. Here are some books that would go great with this ocean art.

For more ocean fun, please check out our Painted Sea Turtle and our Open Ended Shape Fish.

Painted Sea Turtle

My toddler loves anything to do with the ocean! Today, we made a painted sea turtle.

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Materials Needed

  • White Paper (I used paper from a large roll)
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Green Paint
  • Pen or Pencil (Optional. I draw out shapes before I cut them)

I started by drawing then cutting out an oval from the white paper. After that, I cut a head, two front flippers, and two back flippers from the green paper. If your child is old enough to cut out the shapes themselves, you can let them do so. It is great fine motor skill practice.

Next, I let my toddler paint the white paper. She used her hands, but you can also have your little one use a paint brush or a sponge.

We had to wait awhile for the paper to dry, but once that happened, I helped her glue the green construction paper parts onto the back of the painted paper.

Lastly, I helped her glue on the googly eyes.

Our finished product was an adorable sea turtle that looks like it is ready to swim away.

Book Suggestions

Children often learn best when books are paired with arts or activities. Here are some book suggestions to go with this cute craft!

We hope you and your little one enjoy making this fun sea turtle! If your little one is also ocean obsessed, we will be publishing several more ocean and fish related crafts and activities in the near future! If you can not wait for more crafty fun, check out the crab craft we did last summer!

Great Disney Gifts for Adults

We have written a lot about our love of all things Disney. Mr. Not So Crafty and I got married in Disney World over ten years ago and it has been such a huge part of our life ever since. Many people view Disney and Disney related merchandise as something just for kids, but today, we are sharing our favorite Disney related gifts for adults!

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This lamp will delight Star Wars fans!

Give the Gift of Mickey Waffles.

This little pouch is great to take to Disney or for any occasion.

This cup is perfect for coffee loving Disney Fans.

This sock set is just too cute to pass up!

This bag is functional and fun.

I hope you enjoy these gift ideas! We would love to hear from you! What do you think of our list? Do you have a Disney addiction? What kind of Disney related products will you never outgrow?

Ten Birthday Party Themes We Love

When it comes time to start planning a birthday party for your little one, it can be so hard to decide what theme to pick. Tonight, we want to share ten birthday party themes we love. To see more ideas for each theme, please click on the links below the pictures!

Baby Shark

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Trucks And Transportation

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Pool Party

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Mickey Mouse

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Frozen

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Trolls

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Farm

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Unicorn

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Harry Potter

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Peppa Pig

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We hope you enjoyed our list of birthday party themes! We would love to hear from you. What themes have you used in the past? Do you love to throw parties or is it more of a chore for you?

Simple Tissue Paper Star

This summer is already going way too fast! In less than a week, the 4th of July will be here. Today, we made a simple tissue paper star that is perfect for the upcoming holiday.

Materials Needed

  • White Paper
  • Cut up Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • A Marker/Pen/Crayon
  • Glue

I started by drawing a star on the white paper and cutting it out. We already keep cut up tissue paper in a bag. If you do not have any already cut up, you will need to cut some before you start. I decided to use blue and red because the 4th of July is next week. You could also use yellow, silver, or really any color you want. My star is a bit wonky because I drew it freehand. If you are not a good artist and want a perfect star, you may want to print one out online and trace it.

Next, I covered the star in glue and let my toddler put on the pieces of tissue paper one by one. This is wonderful fine motor skill practice.

This craft only took about ten minutes to do. It is quick and easy, but a lot of fun!