DIY Kids Toy Story Alien Costumes

I may be a crafty gal but I have no skills at sewing. Making a homemade Halloween costume is sometimes a challenge for me. Thankfully, I came up with a way to create cute homemade Disney Toy Story Alien costumes with my usual craft tools and supplies. No sewing required. I used felt, scissors, and a hot glue gun. The truly homemade parts of the costumes are the Pizza Planet logos, eyes, antennae and ears.

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My family recently came home from a magical Walt Disney World vacation. We love visiting during the fall and especially enjoy attending the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. We wanted to dress up in Disney themed costumes for the party. The kids all agreed to be the cute little aliens from the Toy Story movies.

My challenge was to not buy a pre-made costume. The costumes needed to be comfortable, stylish, and simple. They also needed to be easy to pack in a suitcase.

For my two daughters, I wanted it to be girly. Instead of wearing long blue pants or a blue jumpsuit,  I bought blue skirts and short sleeve shirts from Justice (on sale). Also, they wore lime green headbands with alien eyes attached.

For my son, I bought a blue short sleeve shirt from Old Navy and shorts from Target. We chose shorts instead of pants because of the Florida warm weather. The alien head was made using a lime green hat with eyes, antennae, and ears attached.

The materials I used to make the Pizza Planet logos are blue felt, yellow felt, orange felt, red felt, gray felt, green felt, scissors, hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks.

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I used an image of a Pizza Planet logo as my guide. I found the image on the Toy Story website. I tried to make the number and placement of each topping exact.

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First, I cut out a circle from the blue felt. I used a can as my circle template.  You could use any circle as a template. I used the same can plus a smaller can to make my template for the orange felt circle outline that goes around the blue circle. I cut out a planet ring from the yellow felt. I cut out four small red felt circles for the pepperoni. I cut out three tiny mushroom from the grey felt. I cut of four little pieces of green felt.

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I glued all the pieces together. First the orange felt outline on the blue circle. The yellow planet ring on and around the blue circle. Finally, I glued on the pizza toppings.

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I attached the Pizza Planet logos to the blue shirts using a safety pin. I also stitched a small portion of the top and bottom of the logo with needle and thread to make it more secure.

The materials I used to make the alien headbands are lime green headbands, white felt, black felt, scissors, hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks.

The materials I used to make the alien hat are a lime green hat, white felt, black felt, lime green felt, lime green pipe cleaner, scissors, hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks.

For the alien eyes, I cut out white felt circles. I then cut out smaller black circles. I glued each black felt circle on top of a white circle. I glued three eyes each on the lime green hat and the lime green headbands.

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For the hat antennae, I bent and shaped the top of a lime green pipe cleaner into a small ball. The rest of the pipe cleaner was bent and glued to the top of the lime green hat. I cut out two lime green felt ears and glued to the sides of the hat.

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My husband and I also got into the costume fun. We dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. I purchased the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head costumes.

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My family and I had a fun time dressing up in Disney Toy Story themed costumes for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. It was an amazing party. There’s nothing like trick-or-treating at the Magic Kingdom.

Have you made any Halloween costumes?

Happy Halloween!

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Disney Vacation Countdown – Free Printable

If you are looking for an easy Disney Vacation Countdown to make, then you’ll love this. I created a free Disney Vacation Countdown printable for you. All you have to do is print it, trim it and frame it. Make sure the frame has a glass top. You just simply change the number of days using a dry erase marker.

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We are so excited about our upcoming Disney World trip (which also includes a cruise on the Disney Dream). It is a few months away. We normally don’t start counting down until about 30 days. But the kids wanted to start a countdown as soon as possible.

This is not my first DIY Disney Vacation Countdown. If fact, I’ve also made a Chalkboard Mickey-Shaped Disney Vacation Countdown. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. I accidentally dropped it on one of it’s ears and it broke.

We needed a new one. I wanted a countdown that was quick and easy to put together. So, I created this new Disney Vacation Countdown printable.

Download our Disney Vacation Countdown printable HERE.

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This printable is meant to fit in an 8×10 frame. I recommend printing it on white card stock paper.

I also recommend checking your printer settings. My printer’s “Print Quality” setting is normally on “Standard” but it printed the black Mickey silhouette with streaks. I changed the “Print Quality” to “High” and it printed with no streaks.

After printing, you’ll need to cut around the red frame of the Disney Vacation Countdown printable to make it an 8×10 picture.

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Make sure your frame has a glass top. The glass is where you write the numbers. It’s also why you’re able to erase and change the days with a dry erase marker. We use a slightly damp napkin to erase the numbers.

We’ve been updating our Disney Vacation Countdown every morning. Recently, someone changed the countdown to say “Too Many” Days Until Disney. This made me laugh. Do any of you, Disney fans, feel like this – there are too many days until your next Disney trip? Anyways, it was not one of the kids who wrote that. It was my husband.

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Are you going on a Disney trip soon? Have a magical time!

Download our Disney Vacation Countdown printable HERE.

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DIY: Disney World Map Coasters

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If you’re a Disney World fan, then I have a fun project that is easy and affordable – DIY Disney World Map Coasters. I was originally going to make map coasters with maps from a World Atlas. You may recall I used a map from an old World Atlas for a Personalized Map Art project.

I’ve seen several do-it-yourself map coasters all around the internet. I wanted to change it up…be different…have some fun with it. Well, we are currently planning our next Disney vacation which is what inspired me to use Disney World Maps. I was excited to do another Disney-themed project. (My last one was a Disney Vacation Countdown.)

These coasters are so much fun! My kiddos were all smiles when I first showed them the coasters. They love putting their drinks on them and talking about the attractions on the maps.

The materials I used for this project were old coasters, Mod Podge, polyurethane sealant, foam brush, pencil, scissors and printed maps of the Disney World parks. If you don’t have any old coasters, I’ve seen others use tile.

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Want to know how to make Disney World Map Coasters? Continue reading…it’s easy.

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DIY: Disney Vacation Countdown (Mickey Chalkboard)

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Also read about how to make Disney World Map Coasters HERE.

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, then you know my family and I are big Disney fans. We love it so much that we go on a yearly Disney World vacation. We’ve never used a vacation countdown in the past. Unless you count the calendars we printed and marked off as the days got closer.

This year I wanted to make a fun Disney vacation countdown for the kids and the grown ups to get us excited…not that we need it since we are already looking forward to our vacation. So, I made a Mickey Chalkboard.

This Mickey Chalkboard is inspired by the chalkboard speech bubbles I’ve seen recently. I decided on a chalkboard so the kids can write and change the numbers themselves. I made it a Mickey silhouette to could be Disney themed.

The materials I used were a black foam board, plates for the Mickey template, pencil, X-acto knife, magnet strips, paint brush, chalk and black chalkboard paint.

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Want to know how I made a Disney Vacation Countdown Mickey Chalkboard?! Here’s my Tutorial:

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