Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! Mickey celebrated his 90th birthday on November 18th. In honor of his birthday there has been a lot of ear making and sharing this past week! The Share Your Ears campaign encouraged people to post photos of themselves on Social Media wearing a pair of ears with the hashtag #shareyourears. For every photo posted Disney was donating five dollars to the Make a Wish Foundation.
DT member Erin Reed created a fun pair of ears and a step by step DIY video for our YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/MetjkpXa4y4 I enjoy crafting with my grandlittle girls and sharing a project to benefit other children. It is important to encourage the giving spirit at an early age.
This is also an easy and fun project for kids to make and personalize. As my grand daughters are pre-kindergarten, I cut out the larger ear sections and glued them in place first on the headband. They chose the color of felt for their ears. Die or hand cut flowers, shapes and buttons were set out for them to have a choice when decorating their ears.
Skill Level: Basic
Time: 1 Hour
You will need:
9” x 12” craft cut of Kunin® Classicfelt : 1 piece in color of choice for 1 pair of ears.
Scissors, chalk or pencil, paper, 4” circle template.
1. Fold felt craft cut in half and place 4” circle 1” from fold. Draw around circle extending a 1” line to the fold. Repeat for second ear. Cut out ears with felt folded. Refer to DIY video. https://youtu.be/MetjkpXa4y4
2. Fold ear pieces over headband leaving a 1-2” space between them and glue in place.
3. Decorate ears and wear!
My grandlittle girls had the best time making their ears. Having assorted pieces for them to choose from to decorate their ears and appropriate size bottles of glue for their little hands to hold made it a successful experience. It is all about the glue, let us just say their pieces will never come off.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Follow along with us on Instagram @kuninfeltbrand! Share your ears with us using our hashtag #createwithkunin