This is so darn cute! It’s the perfect drink for those Finding Dory or ocean themed birthday parties! Of course I made it simple to make, because who has time for complicated? (Especially…when your trying to pull a party together!) Believe me, I just pulled off another birthday party in the Haines’ House. I know that the less complicated, the better for everyone! Come on in and I’ll show you how to make this fun Finding Dory Party Drink for the Kids!
For this Finding Dory Drink, You’ll Need:
- A large container for your drink – I used a glass container
- A blue drink – I used Hawaiian Punch
- (2) 4″ Half Foam Balls
- (2) Brown felt circles – 3 inches wide
- (2) black felt circles – 2&1/2 inches wide
- (2) yellow foam triangles with a curved center – Mine are about 3″ x 4″, but you’ll probably adjust that to the size of your container
- Fabri Tac Glue – This is my alternative to hot glue and it does such a great job. Honestly, this is the only glue that I would use in this craft.
- Glue stick – for a back up glue
- Assemble the eyes by gluing the brown felt circles to the white balls
- *I made mine off-centered. In a lot of Finding Dory images, the pupils are kind of to the side
- Glue the black felt over the brown
- *I did the same with the black. I made them off-centered
- Now, using the fabri-tac glue, add some glue to the backs of the foam balls
- Stick them onto the glass container and then take them off
- Let the glue on the container and the glue on the balls, set up and begin to get sticky for about 1 minute
- Place the eyes back onto the container – they should stick now without falling
- Follow the same procedure for the fins
- When you’re ready to party, fill the container with ice and the drink!
- You are done, my friend!
- Be careful in transporting the finished creation to the party table. You don’t want to pull an eye off.
- Everything should stick just fine. If the glue can’t handle the condensation and something falls off…use the glue stick to re-stick the stuff. It does a good job with condensation.
- Don’t worry though, my pieces didn’t fall off at all! I actually had to pull the eyes off.
Here’s some stuff you might need or even want for this idea:
*I’m going to insert a suggestion for those of you that are worried about gluing something to your container. Try a little experiment to set your mind at ease with an inexpensive glass. See if the glue comes off of that when you need it to.
I can attest to my experience with my particular glass container. I know this glue really well. We go way back! I use it all of the time. I had “zero” worries when I glued this to my glass container.
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com