Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse (1928)

I happen to notice last week that my Mickey Mouse calendar had today marked as Mickey Mouse’s birthday.  So I looked it up and sure enough, this day in 1928 Mickey made his first appearance on the big screen as Steamboat Willie.

Since then he has appeared in 21 short films, 10 full length films, and 5 television series (with one more coming next year).

I don’t think you can find a single person in the U.S. who doesn’t at least know who Mickey is.  My not-quite two year old knows him (even though we don’t have the Disney channel or cable).


In honor of Mickey I wanted to share my Mickey Stencil How to.  It’s a quick and easy painting project (that takes zero painting skills!) that is a great way to show Mickey some birthday love!

You can find the video tutorial HERE!

Interested in seeing my huge Disney Store Haul from earlier this year?  Check that video out HERE!

I hope Mickey has a wonderful 88th birthday and I hope you have a great weekend!


Mickey photo source.