One of the things I wished I knew before my first Disney Cruise was about the fun that was going on aboard exchanging pixie dust with fellow travelers. Hanging by the doors of staterooms are “Fish Extenders” which serve as a kind of mailbox to deliver gifts and notes. In preparation for our Disney Dream Cruise, I came up with an idea on How To Make The Easiest Fish Extender Ever For a Disney Cruise!
Disney invited us to participate at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. That is the inspiration for our DIY. All opinions shared are 100% my own.
About Fish Extenders
The pocketed banner-like items are a fun way to swap magic with other cruisers. It is especially fun for the kids! They hang from the silverfish or starfish outside stateroom. Hence the name. If you want to participate, you sign up at DIS Boards forum page for Disney Cruise Meets. You can also search on Facebook for the date of your sailing. When you sign up you will share your stateroom number and who is traveling with you. This helps with the preparations of what types of gifts to get ready for your exchange.
How To Make The Easiest Fish Extender Ever For a Disney Cruise
For this Fish Extender, you have a no-sew option. If you want to sew, you can easily do it.
- Sturdy plastic Disney motif bags with two handles -one per family member
- glue gun
- Fold the bottom of the bag in half.
- Using glue gun cover one side of one handle of the bag with silicone
- Quickly glue it to the bottom half of another bag
- Let dry
- Repeat the same process for the rest of your bags
Cool mom tip: I got my bags at the dollar section of a known retailer. You can also get these types of bags at the Disney store.
Fish Extender Gift Ideas
Now that you are know How To Make The Easiest Fish Extender Ever For a Disney Cruise, you need to prepare your gifts. Think about practicality, and make sure your gifts are easy to carry back home. Some suggestions are travel items like luggage tags, small Disney toys, small Disney games, hand sanitizer, and lip balm. You get the idea.
The most difficult part about How To Make The Easiest Fish Extender Ever For a Disney Cruise is deciding which characters to choose for your fish extender! Tell me, which characters would be perfect for your family?