Disney Fish Extender Gifts for Kids!
These are the Fish Extender gift bags I put together for our upcoming Disney Cruise! If you aren't familiar with Fish Extender gifts, you can read more about it in the post I wrote about the gifts I did for the adults in our group here.
We had 25 kids in our group to do gifts for, and their ages ranged from 10 months up to 13 years old. It was a little tricky trying to come up with something that most everyone would like without having to do a lot of different things. I also wanted to incorporate each child's favorite character (this was provided in the list for our group), and again wanted something that wouldn't take up a huge amount of space in our suitcase. In the end, I decided to make some little personalized notebooks for each kid as the main gift, and then throw in a couple little items to go.
I got 3 packs of spiral notebooks for $1 each at the Dollar Tree store. The covers were tinted plastic which I knew I'd need to cover. I cut rectangles out of cardstock paper and attached it to the outside and inside of the plastic cover sheet. I used spray adhesive to glue the paper on because regular glue won't adhere to plastic. Once thaMt had dried, I cut out the Mickey Mouse head shape from black cardstock and glued it on with a permanent glue stick. I made each of the kid's name tags in Microsoft Word by typing their name in the Disney font and then adding an image. I just printed them, cut them out, and then glued them on top of the Mickey head. I also added a strip of paper at the bottom that I cut from some Mickey Mouse scrapbook paper.
For the extra goodies, I did a small sheet of stickers for each kid, and also a little Mickey Mouse ball game that I got at Dollar Tree in packs of four in the party favor aisle. For the couple of teenage girls in our group, I got itty bitty bottles of nail polish in Mickey colors and then added the Mickey stickers to the top. My kids wanted to be part of the process (or I may have told them they needed to be...), so they made a Rainbow Loom bracelet for each of the kids using this pattern from Loom Love. I slipped the bracelet around the notepad, added the stickers and game to the bag, put on a label that I made, and that was that.
I had so much fun putting the Fish Extender gifts together! I can't wait to see the gifts we get from our group, and I definitely will do this again when we do another Disney Cruise!