Our family tries to visit Walt Disney World in Florida on a yearly basis. This year, with the pandemic, it is no more a certainty and looking more of a dream. And now more than never, do we ever feel totally withdrawn of the Disney magic sitting at home and in isolation. Does your family enjoy Disney like us so much that you are looking for activities, recipes, crafts, printables, and colouring pages to do with the kids? You will find below a list of over 100+ ideas to bring the Disney magic at home!
Why Do We Love A Disney Vacation So Much?
I am often asked, why do we visit Disney when my family now consists of all adults? Isn’t it just for kids? Disney is a wondrous place that taps into one’s emotions and provides an escape from routines, work problems, and everyday life. What makes Disney a magical vacation is that it allows someone to experience it through the eyes of a child. That child’s eyes could be the five year old next to you or the little person inside.
Despite crowds, exhaustion from walking, and tantrums heard by all, Disney vacations are an experience worth remembering. As you enter the park, you are greeted by cleanliness and smiling faces. It is as if someone changed the screen from black and white into colour. The vibe is happy, musical, and safe. Drop your worries at the door. A ride awaits you. That’s the Disney magic!
The fireworks at Disney send cascading colours around the castle and throughout the sky. Cheerful music is synchronized with the blasts of brightness. This delightfully choreographed display will uplift any mood within a twenty mile radius.
Every Disney vacation experience is more rewarding after a monorail ride. For over fifty years, guests have been riding on the monorail at Disney. This tradition excites each guest as they roam the territory overhead. One can truly enjoy the beauty of the park by seeing it from up high. Taking a monorail ride through the park at night or during non-peak hours can enhance the experience and bring some Disney magic.
The variety of parades offered at the Disney parks are as diverse as the guests that travel there. Each of the different parks have a unique parade that caters to the needs of the visitors. The smaller parks have a sleepier tone to the parade. That might be exactly what is needed that day. Sometimes parades allow for a needed break when walking one more step is not an option. The nighttime and holiday parades will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
Notice the smiles on the faces of the guests as they meet the characters. The characters appeal to young and old alike. When at the Disney parks, it is easy to notice the effect that the characters have on everyone. If you want to have a bit more time with your favourite character, check out a character meal. You will enjoy fantastic food and get individual time with your character.
The shows at the Disney parks fill the spectrum. Dancing, singing, technological, cinema style and humorous shows are presented daily. You will enjoy the enormous talent during your Disney vacation while you relax. You may have a few folks in your group that are not into the shows; however, after seeing the shows they will leave without complaints. Each show pays attention to detail and provides an escape from the hectic world.
Disney rides bring an element to the park that is past down from generation to generation. The rides bring along rich memories that become part of the tradition for visitors. The enjoyment level of the ride is every bit as important as the emotions that it evokes from the guests. Disney builds onto their traditional rides each year by adding new surprises. One can go back to the park twenty years later and visualize its elements. The predictability of the rides keeps guests coming back for more Disney magic!
A Disney vacation gives each guest the excuse to play. This can be a challenge in a busy world. Disney has carved out a niche that brings celebration, happiness, and amusement to all. Escaping into this sparkled place of merriment is what makes Disney a rewarding and magical vacation.
100+ Ideas to Bring The Disney Magic At Home
You will find below 100+ fun filled Disney ideas, activities, and printables for your kids for kids to do while at home. These are perfect to make before heading on a Disney World vacation with the family!
Disney Magic: Food
Mickey Mouse Inspired Foods
The Mickey waffle recipe that taste just like the ones from the parks!
Treat someone to these delicious Disney inspired cinnamon rolls, just in time for Spring!
The easiest dessert to make is a Mickey Mouse Krispy treat! The deliciousness of Rice Krispy Treats with a magical twist.
Here’s a fun lunch idea or snack perfect for little Mickey Mouse fans.
Why not make these adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cake Balls that will please Disney kids of all ages, young or old!
Celebrate your love of Disney parks at home with these super easy Mickey inspired sundaes. You can easily swap for toppings you have on hand.
This Mickey Mouse Bark Recipe may be the best yet (maybe we are biased)! It is almost too cute to eat, but it also tastes amazing.
Frozen Inspired Foods
They are the perfect dessert for Frozen fans!
This Disney themed sheet cookies recipe is so delicious and colourful.
A yummy treat for any Frozen fan!
These Disney Frozen inspired popsicles are made up of a smoothie mix, blueberry yogurt, and a touch of winter sprinkles.
Make these simple Frozen cereal treats with your kids while you watch Frozen 2 on Disney Plus.
These Frozen Marshmallow Pops are so easy to make. You just need regular-sized marshmallows, candy melts, and snowflake sprinkles.
Your kids will love to make this Marshmallow Olaf Floats!
This rich and creamy drink is fit for a Princess.
Monsters Inc. Inspired Food
Learn how to make your very own Monsters Inc donut that looks like everyone’s favourite one-eyed monster, Mike Wazowski! This recipe is inspired by the “Monster Mallow Donut” that was sold at Schmoozies in Disney California Adventure Park during Pixar Fest 2018.
Dip your graham crackers into your Sully S’mores Dip and enjoy! The thin layer of sugar, melted marshmallow, and melted chocolate is heavenly.
Princesses Inspired Treats
Add some magic to the day with these Cinderella Magic Wand Treats!
These fun and simple cupcakes are inspired by Disney’s Tangled movie. Perfect for any Rapunzel fan!
These Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies are easy to make for a Beauty and the Beast party or movie night!
This Chip Teacup Cappuccino is perfect for a Beauty and the Beast tea party with your child or a simple afternoon snack.
This Little Mermaid inspired cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat!
Toy Story Foods
Have an extra fun Toy Story movie night with an adorable themed snack board!
If you love Toy Story, you’ll love this simple, kid friendly recipe! 5 ingredients makes these cute cinnamon rolls out of this world!
Tastes as good as the Woody’s Lunchbox Totchos at Toy Story Land! The recipe uses homemade chili made with the Instant pot.
These adorable Toy Story Alien Jello Cups are a super quick and easy treat for any Toy Story fan to make!
These Forkie krispie treats certainly aren’t trash!
Bonnie makes a new friend out of a spork and names him, Forky. Forky makes an excellent Toy Story 4 inspired cupcake.
The Incredibles Inspired Food
These The Incredibles Oreo Cookies are sure to be a hit with the whole family! They are fun and easy to make (not to mention delicious)!
This Incredibles Freak Shake is perfect for your next Incredibles movie night!
Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Make this edible cookie dough recipe inspired by The Incredibles for a fun movie night treat!
Need a tasty treat for movie night? Try these Jack Jack’s Nom Nom Cookies.
Cookie cups are an incredible take on the traditional cookie and they’re undoubtedly a fun, must-try recipe, especially if you’re looking to try something new!
Pixar Inspired Foods
34. Disney Pixar Up Grape Soda Float with printable
Super easy soda float recipe and you can print decorative straw toppers.
To have a little Disney Pixar Inside Out fun at home, you can make these no-bake chocolate cream cheese truffles. They are delicious and gluten-free!
This frozen treat is healthy and simple to make. With only a few quick steps, you’ll have colourful yogurt bars the kids will love.
Delicious recipe your kids will want it over and over!
Other Disney Inspired Foods
The Dumbo Peanut Clusters recipe is made with 3 ingredients!
39. Gluten-Free Strawberry Churro Recipe (Gluten Free)
You can make regular brown sugar and cinnamon churros by altering this recipe slightly to remove the strawberry twist.
These Disney-inspired Krispie Treats are the perfect way to spread a little extra magic!
This dairy copycat version is easy to make and so delicious!
The Muddy Buddies recipe is a classic just like Peter Pan. Brown sugar was added with the powdered sugar coating resembles more of the brown forest as well as blue sprinkles.
These “You’re My Hero” Krispie Treats are perfect to enjoy while watching Wreck It Ralph!
This BB-8 Freak Shake is perfect for a Star Wars family movie night!
These cookies are so much fun and look just like Captain America’s shield when you’re done.
They are not only beautiful to look at, but so yummy. Kids are going to love the colours and decorations. And, don’t be intimidated by the swirled frosting, the technique is easier than you might think!
Disney Inspired Drinks for Adults
47. The Sorcerer Drink – Disney’s Aladdin Inspired (Adult drink)
Perfect adult drink to transport to Agrabah!
This dry ice cocktail is perfect for Aladdin’s fans!
The best thing about this cocktail is that it is super easy to make.
Love Dole Whips? Love rum? Then you’ll love these easy-to-make boozy dole whip popsicles.
Disney Magic Celebrations
Celebrate with fun luminaries reminiscent of the Animal Spirit Guide floats for the show at Disney Animal Kingdom.
Girls will love all of these princess party games, they’re perfect for an in-home princess party with the family!
Find great ideas for a Princess and the Frog themed Birthday.
Make these Frozen Icicle Inspired Wall Art for a fun birthday party or simply to decorate a room!
Easy DIY Snow White Disney Bound can be made into a tee for kids or adults.
Disney Magic: Crafts
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Inspired Crafts
These Minnie & Mickey Mouse Polymer Clay Pendants are the perfect Disney inspired craft for any Minnie and Mickey Mouse fan to make.
You can make a Minnie Mouse Ornament (two in fact) and a Santa Mickey Mouse Bauble, and of course a “simple” DIY Paper Mickey Mouse Ornament too!
Pool time can be magical with this DIY not so hidden Mickey! Great for games too.
Make your own Minnie Ears with this easy DIY guide.
Frozen Inspired Crafts
This Pretend Frozen Snow Play will keep kids busy for hours!
These Frozen Puppets are quick and easy to make and will provide hours of imaginary play. Make your cereal box theatre to go with it or simply play behind the sofa!
Build a Snowgie from Frozen Fever.
Baby Yoda Inspired Crafts
63. DIY Yoda Plush
Yoda is too cute not to want to make a dozen of these baby plush! The craft comes with a template.
This Baby Yoda Paper Craft is really easy to do and comes with a free printable template.
This Baby Yoda Corner Bookmark design is easy to make and the kids will love it.
Toy Story Inspired Crafts
He’s not trash, he’s your friend. How to make a simple Toy Story 4 Forky Mask.
It’s easy to make these Forky painted rocks with the kids. If your child is old enough to use paint pens, you’ll be able to show them how they can easily recreate their favourite character from Toy Story 4!
This Duke Caboom Bucket DIY is perfect for a Toy Story movie night activity a themed party or to put candy out for the kids.
Disney Princesses Inspired Crafts
Super cute and fun Princess Jasmine craft idea! Even better, both the Princess Jasmine template and Aladdin template are free to download.
This Mermaid Tail Craft is simple to create with the template and you can frame your child’s masterpiece after!
Mermaid tail puppets.
When I was younger, one of the things I remember is making Christmas ornaments for the tree. Sometimes we did paper ones, and sometimes we used clay and baked them. Either way, this was one of my best family memories. Give the gift of memories to your preschooler this year by making a Snow White Ornament together.
This glitter slime recipe is one you can make over and over and the kids will still love it!
Disney fans are going to love this Paper Princess Ariel Paper Doll Craft! It is perfect for an afternoon craft session to pair with the Disney The Little Mermaid movie!
Other Disney Inspired Crafts
Finding Nemo Paper Plate Craft.
Ready to go fly a kite after watching Mary Poppins? This simple tutorial will show you how to craft a simple paper kite
If you love Coco, then you’ll love making this Coco inspired slime! Great fun for kids that will keep them entertained for hours.
This easy Jack Skellington Craft for Kids is a must if your family loves The Nightmare Before Christmas movie! You’ll only need a few supplies, such as paper plates, construction paper, and glue.
Disney Magic: Printable Activities
This Disney Princess marching game is fun for the whole family.
Disney’s Moana printable activity sheets.
Disney princess colouring pages for every day of the week.
Need a fun kids activity for a rainy day? Your little princess will love getting creative with these Disney princess colouring pages.
Your kids will love the full collection of printable Disney Princes colouring pages.
You can turn these free printables into either a Paper Disney Doll DIY or you can use them as a Paper Princess Ornaments to used as Christmas Tree Decorations or as Party Decor.
Make your own princess capes and honour a relationship with a sister or someone who is like a sister to you with sister bracelets! And also a rock troll craft, Frozen colouring pages, and more!
Frozen 2 activity sheets.
Help your kids talk about their emotions with this Inside Out Emotions Sort Game.
Inside Out printable activity sheets.
The fun doesn’t have to end when the movie’s over. These cute Onward printable colouring sheets and activities will keep the kids entertained for hours.
Up printable house with finger paint activity
“Don’t Fear Failure, Fear Not Having the Chance” ~ Cruz Ramirez quote to print and put in a frame.
Other Disney Activities
291 Disney Printables + Colouring Sheets that you can print at home to get kiddos busy and mommy happy!
Bring some fun home with over 30 PAGES of FREE Disney colouring pages and printables.
Disney”s Ralph Wrecks the Internet printable activity and colouring sheets.
Pete the Dragon educational fun packet.
Disney came out with a new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Sport-y-Thon DVD for your kids to enjoy!
97. Disney Charades
If your kids love Disney then they will love this printable activity. Have family fun with Disney charades!
Why not be the reason your neighbours smile this week. Spread sunshine with these free window art printables.
Disney is known for hiding mickeys in its parks. Well you can hunt for Disney characters with the free printable Disney word search.
Printable Disney movie checklists (all movies!). Read them together, check off the ones you’ve seen, highlight the ones you want to see, and reminisce about your favourites. How many Disney Movies will you watch? Check mark the ones you do!
Join in on the fun and print these adorable May the Force be with you character colouring pages!
When you can’t be in the parks, you can still have fun talking about them!
Enjoy this Avenger free printable colouring book with your favourite Marvel heroes. They are here to save the globe (well, at least from boredom!)
With this list of over 100+ ideas to bring the Disney magic at home, your family will have hours upon hours of fun bringing everything that Disney offers right to you!