DIY American Girl Doll Mickey Ears for Disneyland
If you follow our Instagram you know that we love to go to Disney. Every time we post from Disneyland we get requests to make Disney inspired crafts. So, here is a craft that will help you and your dolls prepare for your big Disney trip! When visiting the parks, having a pair of Mickey Ears is a must! They are so fun and cute!
Under materials needed you will notice a Cricut file. This is a file I created so you can have your Cricut machine cut out the ears perfectly. Since I used a craft foam for the ears I wanted to try cutting it with my new Cricut Maker. If you have ever tried cutting a circle with craft foam you know that it is almost impossible to get a clean edge. It’s because of the way the craft foam forms around your scissors when cutting. By using my Cricut Maker, I was able to get a perfect cut! The edges are beautiful! Below you will find the step by step for the Cricut cut method.
You can also use other materials besides craft foam for the ears. A few ideas are glitter canvas sheets, card stock, paperboard covered in scrap fabric, recycled plastic, etc. Get creative and use what you have on hand or what’s easy to get!
- Skinny Craft Sticks (like long coffee stir sticks)
- Craft Foam, Felt or Glitter Sheets
- Cotton Balls *optional for ear stuffing
- Ribbon *optional for bow
- Elastic *optional for hat
- Doll Mickey Ears Cricut File
- Mickey Ears printable
Watch and tell us what type of Mickey ears you like!
Cutting Mickey Ears with your Cricut
Open the doll Mickey Ears File and select make it. The file should look like the below picture when opened.
Select your material. For this craft I used regular sticky back craft foam and sticky back glitter craft foam.
Set the pressure to “more”. I do this because the craft foam I used is thicker than the paper thin foam.
Load your material & cut.
Peel your ears off and fold them together sticky back to sticky back as shown. Glue the ears to your headband or hat.