Disney Infinity is all about using your imagination to create and build wonderful and exciting environments and experiences, but there is no reason why that fun has to be limited to the digital world… this is a Toys To Life game after all.
We are starting a fun new series of Disney Infinity crafts which will feature all sorts of fun and interactive ways to play and create with your favorite characters outside of the digital world.
For our first fun craft, we are going to make some memories! Inside Out is our favorite movie of the year and everyone in our house loves getting a little emotional. While playing around with our new Inside Out figures we thought it would be a ton of fun to have our own little stash of memories to play with and share stories, so we started to do some searching for the perfect little memories to go along with our figures.
Unfortunately finding the perfect little round memory was tricky, most of your crafting marbles that are all colorful and fun these days are the flat pebble shaped ones. We wanted some fun round memories that matched up with our Infinity Figures. You can find the gel marble vase fillers but they are wet and can easily stain most items, so they were a no go. Searching for colorful marbles online is expensive and tricky, trying to find the right color or the right size is hard with limited options and expensive shipping.
After much poking around and searching at many craft stores we found the perfect memory orb… peewee marble vase fillers. Usually you can find these in the floral section of your craft store and they are available in small mesh bags. (These marbles usually come in Clear, Yellow and Blue, so two colors down… three to go.)
Taking these small marbles and making them bright and colorful was the next challenge. After a LOT of trial and error, we finally found a great Transparent Model Enamel Spray Paint. It comes in a variety of colors and the cans are small and easy to store. The particular brand name that we found was Testors. You can pick up these cans at most craft stores or online at places like Amazon – Red Spray Testors Enamel Plastic Model Spray Paint & Transparent Candy Green Enamel Paint 3oz Spray Can
Painting was the easiest part and we found a clever trick to keeping the marbles in place while we sprayed them down. Take a thick piece of cardboard and set it on a flat even surface, take one marble at a time (tedious I know) and push it down into the corrugated sections to create a small hole / indent. The marbles easily line up and stay still for a few passes with the spray can. After they dry (read the directions on the paint) you can turn and flip the marbles in place to coat the opposite side for maximum color!
Once your orbs are all finished the possibilities are infinite with what you can do with them.
- Start a memory bank and share your stories from the day and drop a corresponding color orb in a jar. Look back at the end of the year to see all the many emotions you felt.
- Use them for decorations and table filler for your Inside Out themed birthday parties.
- Glue a certain color memory along the inside of a Disney Infinity Display Case to theme it for each emotion.
Inside Out Memory Orb Video
We made a video with some tips and tricks on making your memory orbs!
Inside Out Memory Orb Figure Gallery
Check out our gallery of the fun pictures we’ve taken with our colorful memory orbs!