It’s been awhile since I shared some Disney projects! (Check out everything Disney on Scrap Inspired) Today I want to share a quick little project I did before we left for our trip. I knew that we wouldn’t be purchasing many souvenirs while at Disney. So I decided to let my boys make pressed pennies throughout our trip.
If you don’t know about pressed pennies there are machines all over the parks. For 51 cents (50 cents plus the penny to press) you can get icons pressed into your penny. There are characters as well as images of favorite rides. Most machines have 3-4 images to choose from. I knew this would be a fun activity for my boys. So I knew we needed an easy way to keep all those quarters and pennies together.
I saw this adorable idea over at Counting Coconuts and just had to make my own! But first I needed two Mini M&Ms containers. It actually took me awhile to find these. I ended up getting them at Walmart. And of course, then I needed to empty the containers. That didn’t take me long at all. 🙂 Once they were nice and empty I peeled off the wrapper on the container.
I measured the size of wrapper I needed and then created personalized covers using this adorable Mickey digi kit by Britt-ish Designs. Once they were printed out and trimmed down I was ready to get decorating.
Which really only required adding strong adhesive to the paper and wrapping it around the containers. How cute are these?
Then I stacked the coins in side: 2 quarters and a penny. I just repeated that over and over until each container had 25 pennies. That way when it was time to press a penny the boys could quickly pull out exactly how much they needed.
Here’s a handful of our fun pressed pennies! Aren’t they awesome? I’m so glad we took along enough quarters and pennies to participate in this activity. The boys loved looking for the machines and I loved seeing what designs they picked. So much fun!
Heading to Disney? You’ve got to try this quick and easy craft project and get to pressing pennies!
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