These Ariel Mouse Ears Are a Fun Craft for Kids

These adorable Ariel mouse ears are so easy, they’re a perfect craft for kids on a lazy weekend afternoon. They are so quick for the kids to make, they are PERFECT for a Little Mermaid family movie night.

Adorable Ariel Mouse ears for children on a white wood background
Make these adorable Ariel mouse ears with the kids! They will have such fun making their own Mickey or Minnie ears.

Ariel Mouse Ears

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, my daughter loves the fun songs and colorful characters in the The Little Mermaid. One of her first rides at Disneyland was Ariel’s Undersea Adventure… and then we rode it another 12 times before we left. 

These Ariel mouse ears are a quick, fun craft little ones can make themselves. Note: we used a glue gun because I was helping, however, craft glue works just as well. It does, however, take quite a bit more time to dry. 


If your little ones love the movie, too, and are interested in making some Ariel Minnie ears of their own, let’s get started.

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The Little Mermaid Ariel Mouse Ears with text which reads ariel ears the kids can make themselves

Tips to Make Ariel Minnie Ears

  • Keep in mind that although your kiddos can certainly stack on as many shells as they’d like on their Ariel Minnie ears. It will make the ears a bit heavier, so you might recommend just a couple of shells.
  • It can be hard for us mamas to let the kids do it on their own. When their circles aren’t perfect and they ask for help, you be the judge of fixing it or leaving it. I chose to leave it because I wanted my daughter to do this from start to finish on her own. 
  • If you have scraps of foam, felt, or fabric, all will work for this project. Be sure to raid the craft bins before heading to the store. 
Ariel Mouse Ears for Kids Craft on a white wood background

How Do I Make These Ariel Mouse Ears?

I’m so glad you asked, below is our written tutorial. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section below. 

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Ariel Mouse Ears

Ariel Mouse Ears for Kids Craft on a white wood background

These adorable Ariel mouse ears are so easy, they're a perfect craft for kids on a lazy weekend afternoon. You can have them whipped-up and done in just a few minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Estimated Cost $3


  • Felt in the following colors: cream, red, green sparkle, light purple sparkle
  • shells
  • cardboard
  • headband


  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • circular object to trace (about 3.5 - 4 inches in diameter)
  • pencil


  1. Trace a your template circle onto two pieces of cardboard or thick card stock paper. how to make minnie ears for princess ariel Step 1 trace circles
  2. Use those to trace 2 pieces of cream felt and 2 pieces of green sparkle felt, leaving a small perimeter of about 1/4-inch to act as a seam allowance. how to make the little mermaid minnie ears step 3 add cardboard backer
  3. Sandwich one of the cardboard pieces between the two cream felt pieces and hot glue into place. Do not press on the felt where the hot glue is, just let it rest on top. Set aside to dry and repeat the process with the green sparkle felt. how to make ariel mickey ears for kids Step 4 hot glue ears
  4. Use one of the cream pieces of felt as a template for size, and make a top for Ariel. Flip the purple felt over and sketch a heart shape for the top and about an inch and a half tall piece to form the ‘shells.’ It should reach to either side of the cream felt. Cut it out and hot glue it to the cream ear. how to make princess ariel minnie ears step 6 add ariel shirt
  5. Snip off the bottom of each ear to make a flat surface - only about 1-1.5 inches wide. Hot glue the ears to the headband.
  6. Secure shells in front with a spot of hot glue. Adorable Ariel Mouse ears for children on a white wood background
  7. Enjoy!


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