Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fun Disney Crafts to Try ~

We really enjoy going to the Disney parks in Florida.  The first time I went was within the first year it opened ~ for a State Farm was just the Magic Kingdom then and we used the little paper tickets for the rides ~ who remembers E tickets?  My daddy was a State Farm agent and his regional office was located in Jacksonville, Fl.  They had a number of conventions down there for the agents & their families and we really liked going.  James first trip to Disney was also a convention ~ about 30 years ago.  One year, SF had the evening scheduled for Magic Kingdom ~ I was a teen and we were given special armbands to signify we were with SF.  Some of the rides we didn't even have to get off of ~ just held up our arm bands and they let us stay on and ride again.  I don't do roller coasters ~ I did do Space Mountain once...that was enough, never again.  I will ride on Splash Mountain but that's about as adventurous as I get. 

We've decided to revisit the parks in the fall ~ staying in the RV at Fort Wilderness like we did 3 years ago ~ nice and peaceful, but also on property so we can use their transportation systems! Greg looked into staying off property at an RV park and renting a car for our time there ~ but the price was about the same ~ so on property it is. We will eat our own breakfasts & dinners in the RV and either take snacks/picnic lunch for park days or buy fast food in the parks.  You can take a soft sided cooler bag into the park ~ the bags will be checked ~ and you can't carry any glass.  We are planning our week to be there at the annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival ~ yummy little bites of food.  We usually share the little plates so we all get to try the food & cut the costs a little...those little plates usually run $3-5 each but they sure are good.  One of my favorites is the steak & sweet potato puree from Africa ~ oh yummy!  And we are going on one of the least crowded time of the year ~ it will still be hot though.

Our last visit was almost 3 years ago ~ we didn't tell Amy & Will until the night before where we were going ~ this time they know and Amy's creative juices are flowing!  She has plans to make us a sign for our rv campsite ~ either fabric or wood, earrings from sculpey clay, and other stuff.  There are lots of ideas on pinterest with links to great internet sites for crafts & saving money while there.  the 2 tshirts we bought yesterday to craft with were $2.50 each, so that is very affordable and could be a great one of a kind shirt (or a pinterest fail!). There are even whole blogs dedicated to Disney trips by families talking about how they pay for it, what they pack, where they stay, discounts they find, etc.  Quite interesting reading if Disney is your "thing".

Greg found a link called that he is already frequenting to find us great deals.  And I also ordered the free travel dvd from Disney. 

Tie Dye Instructions for Spiral Mickey Shirt  DIsney DIY shirt
I got a white t shirt yesterday to try this on ~ we already had the tie die colors!
Mickey bleach DIY tshirts. Would be cute for disney trip or for a party. I have used this technique and kids had fun and was easy.
Amy got a black t shirt to do this with yesterday~ we need to get a dollar store spray bottle for the bleach
Mickey Mouse String Art
Cute & looks easy for the fair!

You could make this one with the kids @Kristin Cooper - A Mickey birdie house:)
This is so cute & I have a Disney license plate I can use for the roof!  And it can go in the fair!

Mickey Mouse
What Happens at Disney....this is true!


  1. Cute ideals . We live about an hour and 15 minutes from Disney Land here in California. We have been there so many times that my kids said enough. I guess you can over do Disney. LOL

  2. Haha! I think Amy would be willing to take that chance! I would love to go to Disneyland sometime but WDW is so much closer!


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