Do you have a Disney Cruise planned for this year? If so, we have come up with a great (EASY) craft for you to make now and display when you are on board the ship… a Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet! All stateroom doors on the Disney Cruise Line ships are magnetic. You will find that many seasoned cruisers will have their doors covered with Disney themed magnets. It makes your door easier to find and just brings some extra magic to your voyage! This is what inspired me to create my own Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet.
What you Need to Make a Mickey Mouse Anchor Magnet
- Wooden anchors
- Red, Black, White & Yellow Acrylic paints
- Paint Tray
- Sticker-backed magnetic tape
You can find wooden anchors on line and at craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. The key to making this anchor look like Mickey Mouse is the pattern. For this, you will want three main colors: Black, Classic Red & Bright Yellow.
Just paint it in the pattern that is shown in the photograph. If you are going to create multiple Mickey Mouse Anchors (to give as fish extender gifts) then I would suggest painting all anchors with one color at a time.
If you would like to personalize your Mickey Mouse Anchor, simple use a paint pen to add your name, cruise ship name or date of cruise!
Allow enough time for the anchor to dry and adhere the magnet to the back. I typically buy magnetic tape that has a peel-off backing. Simply just cut it to the desired amount.
I often get asked how to do the little white button dots. Easiest way is to dip the end of your brush (or a pencil eraser) into the white paint and lightly touch the surface. Don’t have white paint? You can also use a white out pen!
If you are getting ready for your Disney Cruise, you should definitely think about joining a Disney Fish Extender Exchange group. While there are plenty of great fish extenders gifts you can buy, this is an easy (and affordable) gift cruisers are sure to love!
Do you have a favorite DIY Disney Craft or Fish Extender Gift idea? I’d love to hear about it!
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