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DIY: Disney Graduation Caps for Every Student

DIY grad cap Aladdin

It’s graduation season! Got someone in your life who’s preparing to accept a diploma? Mark the milestone and bring their love of Disney into the celebration with a custom themed graduation cap. We’ve got a few ideas to help get you started, with step-by-step instructions for creating two unique caps. They’re ideal for any age: preschool, elementary, junior high or high school, and college. Finish off each look with a special graduation gift from shopDisney.com, where you can save 10% on select purchases when you use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card.1

Lilo and Stitch

 

Lilo and Stitch-Themed Graduation Cap

This custom cap puts the scholar center stage while giving a nod to the support they’ve received from their family, a.k.a. their Ohana. With its bright and colorful tropical aesthetic, this cap will make it easy to spot your Disney fan in the crowd.

DIY Cap supplies

Supplies

• Light blue graduation cap
• Painter’s tape
• Scissors
• Various tropical flowers, including hibiscus
• Paint brushes
• Light aqua all-purpose craft paint
• Hot glue
• Craft glue
• Fine point craft blade
• Cardstock

DIY grad cap instructions

Directions

1. Use painter’s tape along the back of the cap to prevent the paint from bleeding. Paint 2-3 coats of light aqua blue as a primer and allow to dry.
2. To make Stitch pop, paint a slight gradient across the bottom corner. Add white at the tip, a mix of aqua and white above, and aqua above that. While the paint is wet, blend with overlapping horizontal brush strokes until the gradient effect is created.
3. Use these templates to print Stitch and “Thank you to my ohana” onto the cardstock. Cut out the images and letters. For best results, use a fine point craft blade.
4. Hot glue the flowers to create a floral crown look. Remember to leave a spot open for Stitch on the bottom corner.
5. Finally, once all the foliage has been glued down, adhere “Thank you to my ohana” with craft glue around the cap button, adhere Stitch to the bottom corner, and add the tassel.

DIY grad cap Aladdin

Aladdin-Themed Graduation Cap

Let’s be honest: Hardworking graduates deserve all the kudos they can get. And this play on the lighthearted, iconic scene from Aladdin gives them the spotlight they’ve earned. Bonus: The cap design includes a light pack, so the grad can turn the “Applause” sign on and off.

DIY grad cap supplies

Supplies

• Navy graduation cap
• Painter’s tape
• Scissors
• Blue LED fairy lights
• Paint brushes
• Navy blue all-purpose craft paint
• Thick blue glitter paint
• Hot glue
• Craft glue
• Navy felt
• White colored pencil
• Cardstock

DIY grad cap directions

Directions

1. Use painter’s tape along the back of the cap to prevent the paint from bleeding.
2. Paint 2-3 coats of the navy paint as a primer. Apply a single generous coat of the glitter paint and allow to dry.
3. While the paint is drying, use these templates to print the Genie and “Applause” onto the cardstock. Cut out the images.
4. Secure the LED light pack on the back of the cap with hot glue or hide the battery pack in the base of the cap and attach it with glue. Once the paint is completely dry, set your templates and trace on the inside with a white pencil. Line the LED lights inside of the outline and secure with hot glue.
5. Layer the Genie and “Applause” on top of the lights. Make sure to place your tassel on and pull through the Genie before securing the cardstock. Use craft glue as well as hot glue to secure the images over the lights.

More Disney Graduation Cap Ideas

Looking for other fun, Disney-inspired phrases and themes to customize your own graduation cap? We’ve got some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

  1. ● It’s been a scream (Monsters, Inc.)

  2. ● On to the next story (Toy Story)

  3. ● My time has come (Alice in Wonderland)

  4. ● Seizing my moment (Coco)

  5. ● It’s my time to shine (Tangled)

  6. ● I went the distance (Hercules)

  7. ● Bibbidi Bobbidi Bye (Cinderella)

While you’re planning the festivities, don’t forget to visit shopDisney.com to snag some thoughtful graduation gifts for your loved ones. And remember to use your Disney Visa Card to receive 10% off select purchases.1 Happy crafting!


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