A Disney Planes Popcorn Tub Movie Night Craft

by Tonya Staab
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Have an epic Disney Planes movie night with the kids with these handmade popcorn tubs and a link for free printable activities.

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Disney PLANES is going to be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD on November 19, 2013. Pre-order your copy now, and then make these fun Disney PLANES popcorn tubs for a family movie night with the kids.

You might remember that Flynn and I attended the advance screening of the movie when it came out in theaters, but Marisol had not seen it yet, so she was so excited to finally get a chance. It’s such a sweet movie, and I love the message that it sends to kids about having courage, overcoming your fears, and never giving up on your dreams.

Disney Planes Dottie and Dusty Crophopper popcorn tubs for a movie night

Here are the instructions for making the popcorn tubs.

What you need

  • Popcorn tub
  • Card stock in assorted colors
  • Black Sharpie
  • Tape
  • Elmer’s glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Popcorn


Walmart is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to make these popcorn tubs, from tubs to card stock and popcorn.

Dottie popcorn tub

You will need purple, black, white, silver/grey (I had glitter on hand), deep red/burgundy and orange card stock.

The below image shows the step-by-step instructions for making this tub.

Disney Planes Dottie movie night popcorn tub craft instructions

Tip: You want to be able to re-use your popcorn tubs so don’t glue anything directly to them, this is where the tape comes in handy.

The front window and facial features were hand drawn using the black Sharpie.

I used fondant cutters in various sizes to get the correct shape for the eyes and wheels.

Square scrapbooking card stock will not wrap all the way around the popcorn tub, so cover over the join by tracing around the back of the popcorn tub and cutting out just one piece of card to stick over the top.

Dusty Crophopper popcorn tub

The Dusty Crophopper popcorn tub was made in a similar way, but you will need black, orange, white, blue and silver/grey (or glitter) card stock.

Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper movie night popcorn tub instructions

The kids loved their special popcorn tubs and loved the movie just as much.

Kids holding handmade Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper and Dottie popcorn tubs for a movie night

Don’t forget to print out your FREE coloring pages and paper planes.

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JanetGoingCrazy November 15, 2013 - 1:57 pm

My son would flip if I did something fun like this for him. I think I may have to follow your lead on this one. So cute! #client

Katie December 29, 2013 - 12:07 pm

That is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I foresee a surpris themed movie night in our near future.

Cindy deRosier March 27, 2014 - 11:14 am

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:


If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love it if you would submit them! If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a cute project idea!

Tonya Staab April 7, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Fantastic. Thank you so much for the feature and for letting me know Cindy.

carol April 16, 2015 - 3:52 am

thank you for your inspiration, we’ve just made 24 of these for my son and added chug! do u mind if I reference u in my blog next month. acraftycat.blogspot.com.au
thank u.


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