More fun peeks at Maggie’s pink Mickey Mouse birthday party, coming at ya! One of the activities we had for the kiddos were these little Mickey Mouse ears. We created a bunch of ears and then left out stickers and decorations so that the kids could decorate their ears and wear them around. These were some of the favors that they took home, too. Tons of fun! Read on to find out how to make easy Mickey Mouse ears, and get the free downloadable template to create them.
How to Make Easy Mickey Mouse Ears
- printable Mickey Mouse Ears template
- black craft foam
- pen & scissors OR cutting machine like a Cricut
- black headbands
- glue gun
Make Time: 5 Minutes per Set
Step 1: Download our printable Mickey Mouse Ears template.
Step 2: If you’re using a cutting machine like a Cricut, load the template into the design software, place the black foam on the cutting mat, and cut out your ears using the machine. You should be able to fit multiple ears on one sheet of foam, so use your cutting machine’s software to duplicate the shape as many times as you can on the foam you’re using.
Step 3: If you’re not using a cutting machine, start by printing out our template. Then cut out around the ears outline. Trace it with a pen onto the foam and cut out your ears. You’ll need two pieces of our template per set of ears that you plan to make.
Step 4: Next, use your glue gun to apply a circle of glue onto one circle on one of the ear pieces you have cut out. Fold the other circle over onto the glue and glue the circles together. Be careful not to get any glue on the section of foam that connects the two circles; this will be the pocket that your headband slides into.
Step 5: Slip one ear piece over one end of a black headband, scooting it up to one side. Slip another ear piece onto the other side and adjust them so that they’re in the right place for Mickey ears.
Then just set out a bunch of stickers and let the kids decorate to their heart’s content! These would also work really well without stickers for a Mickey or Minnie costume. We kept a few without stickers and added them to our dress-up trunk. Not to mention the fact that I was feeling pretty accomplished because I saw similar ears at Target for $5 a pop! Can you even? Here’s one of those super-satisfying times when DIY saves the day. 😉 xoxo