As a child, I remember reading Disney Cinderella and Snow White’s children books over and over again! Later when my kids where born, Disney made new princess movies such as Pocanthas and Mulan. Did we ever watch The Little Mermaid movie with my daughter! We even decorated her bedroom as an Ariel theme! I have to say that the list of Disney princesses have grown quite a bit since my childhood days. Of course, being a Disney princess fanatic, I had to share with you my 13 favourite Snacks and Crafts inspired by Disney princesses! You will find below a list of all the princesses and some super cute Disney princess crafts and yummy snacks.
First, lets talk about all the Disney Princesses! Many parents of little girls and boys may have helplessly shrugged their shoulders when challenged by their little ones to correctly identify each and every Disney princess. But fear not, this handy guide will once and for all clear your doubts and list each princess and her characteristics in the order of her first cinematographic appearance. Though growing, there have only been twelve so far, and the list is still manageable.
1. Snow White ~ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White is the one with the shortest hair of all Disney princesses and was also the first one. Her trademark outfit is a blue top with red decoration, a yellow skirt (not covering the ankles) and a red hair band.
2. Cinderella ~ Cinderella (1950)
This classic Disney princess wears a flowing light blue gown with long white gloves. An important distinguishing characteristic (to tell her apart from Sleeping Beauty, for example) is that her reddish (sometimes blond) hair is piled up high on her head, held in place with a white hairband. She is also the only princess wearing a black choker around her neck.
3. Aurora ~ Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Much to parents’ despair, Aurora or Sleeping Beauty is drawn in the tradition of Cinderella and overall quite similar to her. Yet, Aurora’s flowing gown has a darker shade of blue and full sleeves. As strict as Cinderella’s hair was kept in place, as free-flowing and blond is Sleeping Beauty’s. She’s also the only princess to wear a crown and a golden one too.
4. Ariel ~ The Little Mermaid (1989)
Ariel might be the Disney princess most easy to identify thanks to her flowing, long red hair. Even easier when she is depicted with her turquoise mermaid’s tail and purple bikini top. In human form, she wears a light pink dress with long puff sleeves. She wears no necklace, hair band or crown, but small pink clips in her hair and white hanging earrings. Ariel also marks the advent of Disney princesses with a mind of their own.
5. Belle ~ Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Being closely released after Ariel, Belle is very much sketched in her tradition. Yet, Belle’s long brown hair and yellow, strapless gown with long yellow gloves are distinguishing features. She also wears yellow button earrings and part of her hair tied up with a yellow hair band, with one lock usually falling in front.
6. Jasmine ~ Aladdin (1992)
With Jasmine, we got the first princess not looking like an advertisement for a fairness cream. Jasmine is a dark-haired, exotic beauty straight out of Arabian Nights. She usually wears harem pants in turquoise matched by a tiny top whose straps playfully fall over her shoulders. The ensemble is completed by a turquoise hair band with a giant gem stone and otherwise massive bling ñ huge golden earrings with a necklace to die for.
7. Pocahontas ~ Pocahontas (1995)
Inching ever further away from the fair ideal with Pocahontas, Disney gave us the first Native American, and until then, the darkest skinned princess with proud features. Just like her, the free-flowing, long black hair is held in place by nothing and no one. She wears a simple, fairly short, beige dress with one shoulder strap. Completed is her outfit by a thick, dark turquoise necklace with a huge gem stone.
8. Mulan ~ Mulan (1998)
Mulan, the Chinese warrior princess, marks Disney’s foray into Asian territory. Thus, she wears a long-sleeved, light pink and red kimono-style dress with a blue and red belt. Her absolutely straight black hair is held in place behind one ear with a white flower. She wears no jewelry or other accessories.
9. Tiana ~ The Princess and the Frog (2009)
It took Disney almost 60 years to come out with the first black princess, but finally, we got her. Tiana’s strapless gown is light green and off white; its style reminding one of delicate leaves sewn together. She wears long, light green gloves and a crystal necklace. Her black hair is pulled into a tight bun that leaves only one lock showing behind her ear. Banking on our memory challenge, her creators gave us another clue by calling the only tiara-wearing princess Tiana.
10. Rapunzel ~ Tangled (2010)
Rapunzel in the renamed movie Tangled. Easy to make out by her meter long blond hair that looks slightly unkempt, she peers at us out of huge green eyes. Wearing a purple dress with puff sleeves, Rapunzel has tucked a purple flower behind her ear.
Merida is the first princess since Ariel to have red hair! She has long, curly, red hair and blue eyes. Merida is brave, bold, daring, courageous, stubborn, and rebellious. She wears a glamorous green gown with gold detailing and Celtic imagery. Her primary weapon of choice is a recurve bow.
12. Moana ~ Moana (2016)
Last but surely not for long, Moana is the second princess after Pocahontas to be a daughter of a chief. She has medium brown skin, brownish-pink lips, long wavy black hair, and brown eyes. Moana’s outfits are all made out of leaves, Tapa, feathers, Pandanus, and other natural resources found on the island of Motonui.
Doubtlessly, when it comes to a Who’s Who of Disney characters, in most nurseries, the princesses rank high on top and distinguishing them becomes a sport the tiny tots engage in as soon as they can utter their first words. Following the clues in this description of Disney princesses, parents will finally know exactly who their kids are talking about. A tip at the end: if the dresses change, just look at the hairstyles and accessories, they usually don’t!
Which one is your favourite Disney Princess? I love Snow White! Comment below!
And now here are some amazing ideas when it comes to Snacks and Crafts Inspired by Disney Princesses!
13 Snacks and Crafts Inspired by Disney Princesses
- Disney Princess Tutu Bags by Laura’s Crafty Life
- Disney Princess Peg Dolls by Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Princess Tiana Kid Made Crown by Sugar, Spice and Glitter
- Assorted Disney Princess Glitter Ornaments by A Farm Girl Gabs
- Beauty and the Beast Tea Party Cupcakes – For the Love of Food Blog
- Cinderella’s Glass Slipper Craft by Disney Family
- Pearler Bead Princess Magnets by Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Pipe Cleaner and Cupcake Liner Disney Princess Dolls by Repeat Crafter
- Disney Princess Puppets Tutorial and FREE Pattern by Fynes Designs
- Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Snack Cakes by Natural Beach Living
- Princess Wand Fruit Kabobs by Somewhat Simple
- Princess Tiana’s New Orleans Beignets by Ashlee Marie
- Disney Princess Slime – The Farm Girl Gabs