It’s safe to say that Disney is popular with kids all over the world! With over 800 movies released to date, it’s highly likely that the students in your class have seen a heap of these! Why not incorporate the magic of Disney into your classroom to get your students excited about their learning?
We’ve searched the web for the best Disney crafts and ideas for you to use in your classroom. So, grab your craft supplies and see which of these activity ideas would engage your learners!
1. Create a Disney-Inspired Door Display
Wow, your students with one of these amazing Disney-inspired door displays! You could find a way for each student to personalize something for the display to let everyone know who is in your class. Your door will be the envy of the whole school!
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2. Making Core Memories
This colorful art project ties in with the Disney movie Inside Out. As well as creating some lovely artwork for your walls, this project is also the perfect way to get your students talking about feelings and different emotions.
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3. We Don’t Talk About Bruno Dance
Get your students dancing to this hit song from Disney’s Encanto. The moves are displayed on the screen and students need to try to keep up! This activity is the perfect warm-up to a PE lesson or is great to use as a brain break between lessons.
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4. Recreate a Recipe From a Disney Movie
So many Disney movies have some pretty delicious-looking food in them. This list of Disney-themed recipes presents the best ideas to make with the budding chefs in your class.
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5. Disney Geography Lesson
This fantastic lesson is a great way to combine ICT with geography. The class will discuss where Disney movies are set and can then either guess or research the exact state, country, or location and then mark it on a map.
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6. Capture Olaf’s Nose
This game is a perfect warm-up for a PE lesson and doesn’t require lots of equipment. Children need to run and try and capture Olaf’s nose whilst avoiding being tagged! All you will need is a bean bag or tennis ball to act as Olaf’s nose and you’re good to go!
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7. Captain Hook’s Telescope
This craft for Peter Pan fans is super simple to make with materials that you can easily buy at the grocery store. Students can decorate their telescope to personalize it and you could even use real lenses to investigate how they work.
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8. Buzz Lightyear Flight Plan Activity
NASA has created some fantastic resources to tie in with Disney’s Lightyear movie. Your students can write a flight plan to guide Buzz through the grid. This activity will help students improve their sequencing skills and use directional words in their writing.
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9. Encanto Door- What’s Your Gift?
Your students will love this activity where they create their very own magical door like in the movie Encanto. They will have to think about what their gift will be as they’ll need to include it in their self-portrait on the door.
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10. Budgeting Lesson – Plan a Trip to Disneyland
What could be better than planning a friend or family trip to Walt Disney World? Your students will love this budgeting activity and could plan a trip for their entire family to Disneyland Park or Walt Disney World Resort.
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11. Learn to Draw Micky Mouse and Minnie Mouse
This easy-to-follow tutorial teaches kids how to draw one of the most iconic Disney characters- Mickey Mouse! All they will need is drawing paper and some pens. This YouTube channel also has tutorials on how to draw lots of other famous Disney characters.
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12. Elsa’s Castle
Create a magical icy castle for Elsa from the Disney movie, Frozen. This is a great junk-modeling activity. Students can bring in recyclable materials for this project from home. You could easily turn this straightforward crafting activity into an engineering challenge by creating specific criteria students must achieve when building their castle.
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13. Practice Spanish with Encanto
Encanto is the perfect way to work some Spanish into your day. The movie is sprinkled with Spanish words and phrases that are simple and easy to learn. If your students are familiar with Encanto, watching parts of the movie in Spanish is also a great way to help them learn the language!
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14. Aladdin Flying Magic Carpet
This magical activity will amaze your students as they make their very own flying carpet! They can decorate a carpet and then, using magnets, they will be able to make it fly over a table. This is a great science activity if your class is learning about magnetic force.
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15. Moana STEM Challenge
Students will love this cool STEM craft where they build Moana a boat. You can offer a range of different materials and students can spend time figuring out which ones will make the best water-tight boat for Moana to set sail on. Once the boats are built, make sure to test them out on the water!
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16. Disney Princess Roll a Story
Roll-a-story activities are perfect to get students thinking and writing creatively. This activity will set them up with some characters, a setting, and a problem. They could also include some more of their other favorite characters from Disney.
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17. Disney Font Name Cards
Get your students to create their own Disney name cards to use on desks or coat pegs. Let them have fun trying to recreate this iconic, instantly recognizable, font by displaying it on the board or printing it out to trace.
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18. DIY Mickey Mouse Christmas Ornaments
This gorgeous ornament craft is of everyone’s favorite mouse and is a great way to upcycle old Christmas decorations. These are just like the ones you can buy in the gift shop at a Disney resort but for a fraction of the price! Students will love this simple craft that they can take home and hang on their own trees!
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19. Tangled Paper Lantern Craft
This activity is great if you are looking for a fun and simple craft to do with your students. You could use the printable provided or create your own and let your students personalize it from there. Either way, these adorable paper lanterns will look fantastic!
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20. Nemo Clown Fish Art
This tape-resist art piece is perfect for students of all ages and artistic abilities. All you need is some paint, paper, and tape to get started. Students can use different painting or decorating techniques to create their very own Nemo artwork!
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21. Disney This or That Workout
Get your students moving and burning off some energy with this energetic activity. Students will choose a Disney character for each question by completing the exercise associated with their pick. This activity is great for a quick warm-up or for rainy days when kids can’t get outside.
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22. Disney Princess Corner Bookmarks
These super cute bookmark corners are the perfect craft for the Disney princess fans in your class who love to read. With brilliantly clear video tutorials available for each different princess bookmark, students can follow along and make their very own princess!
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23. Slinky Dog Craft
Toy Story lovers will adore this cute paper craft. Students will need to carefully follow instructions to make their very own slinky dog! Only basic classroom and craft supplies are required to bring this fella to life!
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24. Heart of Te Fiti Suncatcher
This craft is super simple and easy to do with students who love Moana. All you will need is some sticky-backed plastic, washi tape, colored cellophane, and a white or green card. These Heart of Te Fiti suncatchers will look fantastic hanging in windows.
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25. Make Your Own Nemo
This craft is ideal for older kids who are more experienced or keen crafters. Students will create a felt Nemo using a basic sewing kit and some felt. This is a great project to introduce students to sewing as it will help them have an idea of what their finished craft should look like!
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26. Inside-Out Memory Ball Craft
These memory ball activities are perfect for the end of the school year. Students can make their own “core memory” from something they did during the school year. Like in the movie Inside Out, they could also record the emotion they associate with the memory using colored paint or glitter!
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27. Cinderella Castle Firework Art
There’s nothing more magical than the fireworks display over Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyland. This colorful art activity is a creative way to bring that magic to your classroom! Using a fork to paint the fireworks gives them a unique look that is really effective and eye-catching.
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28. Big Hero 6 Engineering Challenge
Your students will absolutely love this activity inspired by the Disney movie Big Hero 6. Using recycled materials, they must design and create armor for Baymax to stop him from popping! This activity is a great way to get students excited about STEM and engineering!
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29. Who’s on the Control Panel?
Inspired by the Disney movie, Inside Out, this activity is a fantastic way to get your students talking about their emotions and feelings. Not only is this activity a great way to give your students vocabulary to discuss their feelings, but it could also help them deal with their emotions day-to-day!
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30. Lion King Body Percussion
A music lesson is a guaranteed way to get your students super excited, and this Lion King body percussion activity requires next to no prep work! Teach your students about rhythm and different types of percussion that can be created with just your body with this fun video!
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31. Polka Dot Princess Dresses
This polka dot princess dress painting is great for younger kids who love to get a bit messy with finger painting. The activity could also be easily adapted for older students by turning it into a pointillism art activity and using a q-tip.
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