If you have a young child, chances are you’ve found yourself trailblazing through a field of toys on occasion. Here’s a prop designed to turn pint-size residents into team players by inspiring them to pick up after themselves. Decorated with Mickey’s signature glove, this plastic bucket is perfect for toting miniature cars, building blocks, and the like.
Time: 30 minutes or less
What You’ll Need
- Plastic beach pail
- Sheet of white cardstock
- Black craft paper
- Glue stick
- Self-adhesive laminating sheet (sold in office supply stores)
- Glue dots
How To Make It
- Print the template on a sheet of white card stock. Cut out the Mickey glove piece to use as is. Use the other template piece to cut a glove backing from black craft paper.
- Glue the glove piece atop the backing (this will make it appear more dimensional).
- Cut the self-adhesive laminating sheet in half. Peel the sheet backing away from one half and set the laminate sticky side up on a flat surface. Carefully set the paper glove face down atop the laminate. Use the second half of the laminating sheet to seal the back of the glove.
- Press and smooth the laminate to stick it firmly to the paper, and to make sure the two layers stick together well along the perimeter of the paper. Trim the laminate, leaving a small border around the glove.
- Use glue dots to firmly attach the laminated glove to the side of the beach pail. If you like, you can print and laminate a second Mickey glove to attach to the opposite side of the pail.
Cutting should be done by an adult.