Personalized Signs for the Discerning Toddler

This isn’t so much a project or a tutorial as simply a set of links. If your toddlers like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse anywhere near as much as mine do, you’ve probably considered doing some sort of Mickey activity, whether for a birthday party or a more everyday thing.

clubhouseI’ll assume that most readers will probably put this to a more elegant, impressive use than I did: My son likes to hide and play in the niche between our bar cabinet and the kitchen wall. He spends so much time there that we’ve started calling it his clubhouse. I think you can see where this is going.

If you’d like to make your own sign, whether for somebody’s every day fort or for place holders at a birthday party or a door sign or whatever, here’s what I did.

I used this printable Mickey ear outline, dropped it into an editing program that I could add text in (I tend to use Photoshop for everything, because I have it and I know how to use it – thanks, otherwise unused two years of grad school! – but anything from Word to Paint will work).

clubhouseI downloaded two fonts: the classic Disney font is Waltograph, and the ‘Clubhouse’ font is Mouse Memoirs. (PS – naming fonts sounds like almost as fun a job as naming paint colors, something that has been my dream job for a million years). Then it’s just a matter of adding the words, resizing the text so it fits nicely, and adjusting any spacing as necessary. Ta-da! One cute sign.

I printed my sign on card stock and used Avery self-adhesive laminating sheets to laminate it, since I’m pretty sure that it will soon get pulled off the wall and drooled on no matter what I do.

Disclaimer: Amazon links on this site are now affiliate links. If you purchase something I’ve recommended after clicking through from here, a little fairy will deposit a tiny amount of money into a Disney vacation fund for my kids. 🙂

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