In celebration of the anniversary of “it’s a small world,” at Disneyland Park, we wanted to put together a DIY that would remind us of the joy of floating along “the happiest cruise that ever sailed”! These mini versions of the iconic signs from the attraction found in Disney Parks around the world can be inserted into a potted plant, herb garden, or even into a bouquet of blooms. Keep reading to learn how to make your own!
For an extra dose of #DisneyMagicMoments at home, check out the virtual ride-through of this timeless attraction.
What You’ll Need
- 4–5-inch wooden cutouts, in circles or hearts
- 12-inch wooden dowels, for the flower stems
- Basswood sheets, thin enough to be cut with scissors
- Acrylic paint, in solid or glitter colors
- Hole punch
- Letter stickers or paint markers (optional)
- Hot glue
How To Make It
- Paint the wooden cutouts and wooden dowels with a base coat of acrylic paint in colors that match the flower or heart signs from “it’s a small world.” Allow to dry completely.
- For any shapes that are not found already pre-cut (like petals, leaves, or small dots), the desired shape can be drawn onto thin basswood sheets and cut out with scissors. Small dots can be punched out from the wood sheet using a hole punch.
- Paint any basswood cutouts with a base coat of the acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely. If more details are needed, use fine-tipped paintbrushes to add details atop the base coat of paint.
- If using, paint the letter stickers with acrylic paint in colors that match the signs from “it’s a small world.” Paint markers can also be used to write out any script.
- Add any final paint details with a fine-tipped paintbrush. Hot glue the finished wood pieces together to create mini versions of the iconic flower, heart, or leaf signs.
All cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult.