Friday, September 23, 2011

Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost Papercraft

The other night I came across this cute and fun Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost papercraft on the Disney Family website. The template comes in color, and I would recommened printing it on white cardstock. I decided to print mine on natural cardstock with black ink for a more vintage look.
1) Print the tempate, the easiest step of the whole process.
2) Cut out the template. This will take some time. Use sharp, paper cutting scissors for best results.

3) Fold and glue pieces together. This is also time consuming. I used gorilla glue because it dries quickly, and it was on hand. With two boys in the house things tend to get broken a lot. I spent about 1.5 hours on this project. Enjoy the finished result!

Disney Flashback Friday

A new Disney annual tradition started for our family in 2009 with our first Mickey's Trick or Treat party! We dressed up as characters from Alice in Wonderland!
This particular year the party was held at Disney California Adventure. The kids scored gobs of treats (Disney is very generous with a combination of chocolate, assorted candies and healthy choices such as apple slices, baby carrots and craisins). The decorations were creepy fun -- a lot of projections of pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and webs on buildings. Costumed characters were out in full force, and a spooktacular dance party was happening in Sunshine Plaza!
If you haven't experience Mickey's Trick or Treat Party (now called Mickey's Halloween Party) we fully recommend it! It's good, wholesome, family fun for all ages! Tickets are still available online or for purchase at the park. For more information on Mickey's Halloween Party and other Halloween Time activities visit the Disneyland website.