Mickey Mouse is one of my favorite characters and also one of my favorite party themes! If your kids are like mine, they were obsessed with all things Disney. This photo backdrop is the perfect addition to your Mickey Mouse party. Keep reading for how to make this backdrop and more Mickey Mouse party activities, decor, and fun!
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Mickey Mouse Party Backdrop Supplies
- Foamular (light purple with pinkish hue, comes in different thicknesses, 4×8 sheet) you can find it at Home Depot. The best thing about it is that you can cut it with a steak knife!
- spray adhesive to attach fabric to Foamular
- Any kind of fabric you want, but since we were making Mickey Mouse we used black and white polka dots
- large round platter to trace the ears
- string/ribbon and pencil
Step 1: Take your string and tie the end around a pencil. My string was probably 2-3 feet long. You want to make it as high as you want the top of Mickey’s head to be. Tape the end of the string to the bottom of the Foamular. Pull the string tightly and draw an arch with your pencil. You won’t necessarily be writing but rather kind of carving a line into the Foamular. Then, get a large platter – use it to trace around it at the top of the head to make Mickey’s ears. Just eyeball it and make sure it looks correct.
Step 2: Cut the Foamular with a sharp kitchen knife. Cut along the lines you traced. Foamular cuts surprisingly easily, but it does take some time! Cut outside it is quite messy.
Step 3: Cut out black and white polka dot fabric in the shape of the Foamular Mickey head. Cut several inches larger than the Foamular, so you can totally cover the head. Then, spray adhesive onto the entire front surface of the mickey head. Secure the fabric by pulling and smoothing it onto the Foamular. Fold the extra fabric onto the back and secure it with spray adhesive. I also used a low-temp glue gun. Make sure to spray adhesive outside and away from anything it can get on. I sprayed it on the lawn. It is quite messy.
Step 5: Use a low-temp glue gun to add black ribbon around the entire shape of the head. You are done. This is quite a cute and simple project to make for a party backdrop. I wonder how it would do for a headboard for a kids room?
Place your foam Mickey Mouse head in front of striped red fabric either taped to your wall or in like I did – attached red fabric to a thin 4 x 8 sheet of plywood with a staple gun. To add a bit of fun along with the foam board and striped fabric, check out my tutorial for the no-sew paper napkin banner I made. It is so simple to make and adds the perfect touch!
Looking for more Mickey Mouse party ideas? Check out my cute Mickey Mouse placemats and activities and the cutest ideas for Mickey and Minnie party ideas. I hope you and your littles love these Mickey Mouse party ideas as much as I do!