If you are seeking a Disney inspired craft for preschool aged kids, look no further! The best part is that you don’t have to be expert crafters to make a Mickey Mouse canvas painting.
This is a great way to get your kids excited for an upcoming trip to Disney or simply to entertain them for an afternoon project.
I used this activity at the art station at our Disney Preschool Playdate (Stay tuned for the complete party guide).
How to make your own Mickey Mouse Canvas Painting
Washable or Acrylic Paint in various colors (Your decision, but if you are hosting a party with small children, washable might be best. The parents will thank you later)
Cotton Swabs or Round Paint Brushes (Hint: Cotton Swabs take longer to paint the entire canvas)
Place tape on the backside of the Mickey Mouse shape and secure to the canvas.
Start painting with one color. We used yellow first because we wanted to go with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse colors.
Next, apply another color or have the kids freestyle their painting by mixing and matching colors.
Then, paint with your last color. Feel free to give the kids several colors to choose from if you wish. I choose to keep it simple at our Disney Preschool Playdate and offered each child three colors. The kids were entertained and displayed real creativity with their paintings.
After the paint dries, peel back the Mickey Mouse shape and it will reveal a unique Mickey masterpiece!
This art project makes a great party favor that both parent and child will be proud of for years to come.
Depending on your Disney party theme, you could incorporate different color palettes or Disney shapes. Think The Little Mermaid, Nemo, or princess crowns.
Children ages 3-5 years old painted their own artwork with pride and smiles!
I painted the example and had it on the display for the families to see. This activity was self paced and didn’t require a lot of supervision or instruction once they got started.
Have fun making your own Mickey Mouse canvas painting!
There are so many different ways to paint Mickey Mouse artwork. The fun part is watching them all come to life and seeing your child’s imagination soar – which is what Disney is all about.