For my youngest son’s 3rd birthday we had a lovely Mickey Mouse Birthday Party. It’s overall theme was Mickey’s colors and then pops of Mickey himself. There was a Mickey Balloon Pinata, Two Kinds of Mickey Mouse Cupcakes, and some Mickey shaped food as well.
I just had to do something Mickey for the drink as well. Thanks to the blog H is for Hayes I came up with these cute kids drinks, Mickey wrapped Yoo-Hoo’s. Kids love chocolate milk and it went well with the breakfast foods we were serving-they loved them! My neice thought they were so cute that most of the party she opted to make extra Mickey Juice Boxes. I set up up a little craft spot and she went to town.
This is going to sound silly but to make my circles for Mickey’s ears I traced the top of a honey bear container. It was close enough to the size I needed and it worked perfectly! As for Mickey’s pants I just measured the juice box and eyed how far I wanted his pants to come up-probably a little over a third of the Yoo-Hoo box. I bought a pack of cheap buttons from Walmart and I was set to go.
The easiest way I found to wrap a juice box in duct tape was to start with the narrow sides first. So from left to right pull enough duct tape to cover only the top and sides of the box. Before completely covering the top make sure you eye the spot for the straw and hole punch it. I first punctured it with a pencil because it was easier to eye that than the hole punch. I had several rounds of misplaced hole punches because they were too hard to eye. So just jab a pencil through the tape where the straw will go through making sure it’s the right spot and then hole punch over your jab hole. Once the sides are covered just fold down the edges where it kind of looks like it’s framing the front and back of the juice box.
Once the sides are covered it’s time to cover the front, bottom, and back of the juice box. On the front of the juice box, start by slightly overlapping the top of the “framed” area I mentioned with tape. Pull the tape down and completely around until the front then bottom and then back are completely covered. The duct tape should be wide enough where none of the juice box should be showing now.
Now it’s time to bring on out the hot glue gun! Attach the rectangular red pieces of cardstock for Mickey’s pants, the black circles for Mickey’s ears, and for a finishing touch add white buttons for well his buttons. This is a cute and simple way to dress up a juice box for Mickey party or you can create your own for any birthday party theme. Who is your favorite Walt Disney character and why?
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