Mickey Mouse is a beloved cartoon character that children -- and adults -- have been enjoying for decades. Not only is he fun to watch, along with his other Disney character friends, Mickey Mouse also makes a delightful theme for a child's birthday party. Simple Mickey Mouse invitations are easy to make and, given Mickey's wide-ranging appeal, they don't have to be restricted to use for a child's party.
Items you will need
- Black card stock
- Small paper plate
- Short water glass
- Gel pens
Trace the basic shape of Mickey Mouse's face and ears onto a piece of black card stock with the aid of a small paper plate and short water glass. Place the small plate in the center of the paper and trace its shape with a pencil. Position the water glass at the top left of the circle and trace its shape. Move the glass to the top right of the circle and trace the glass again to form Mickey's right ear. Repeat this process with separate pieces of black card stock for as many invitations as you need to send out.
Cut out the shape of Mickey's head and ears, as a single piece, from the black card stock. Fold the bottom half of the large circle up toward the ears, so that the large circle is folded in half.
Add sparkle to Mickey's ears. Apply a thin layer of craft glue to the ears, then sprinkle red, black and silver glitter on them. Shake off the excess glitter into a dish and reuse it for the remaining invitations.
Write a message on the outside of the folded face portion of the invitation, such as "Hi Mouseketeers!" Unfold the face and write a longer message such as "Come over for fun, adventure, music, cartoons and news!" as a play on the old Mickey Mouse Club introduction. Include the details of the party, such as the date, time and location, as well as R.S.V.P. information and any special instructions. Write the wording in a brightly-colored gel or metallic ink pen that will show up well on the black paper.
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