Normally they cost around 51 cents. That is 50 cents and the penny to press. We get them at the Zoo here in Saint Louis, Grant's Farm and the Transportation Museum just to name a few. The girls love them and I love how inexpensive they are.
I've seen all over the web how to use Mini M&M containers to hold your money for your pressed pennies. You take 2 quarters, 1 penny, 2 quarters, 1 penny, 2 quarters, 1 penny, 2 quarters, 1 penny.....until you fill up the container. I had been looking for the Mini M&Ms with no luck but around Easter I found these really long special Easter colored ones. They looked kinda big but I hadn't found the small ones yet until 2 weeks after Easter at Party City. Of course. The big ones looked like too much the smaller ones looked too small. They only way to figure it out was too see how much we could fit in each one.
I wanted to be clean and simple. I went into my Silhouette program and created some mickey head shapes and their names to put on the side. I used the Paper Source vinyl that I bought from Hobby Lobby. It's kinda silly though because K loves green and S loves blue so I really didn't need to put names on them at all. You could even just use the cool stickers that you can find at any hobby store. I saw a ton when I was shopping for all of my Disney crafts.
The mickey head shapes were about a 1x1" size so they wouldn't wrap around the tubes too much when they were places on. And the font I used was Cheri. It's so cute.
Pardon the bad Photoshop on the tubes. I forgot to take the pictures until after I put their names on the tubes. Whoops.
Super easy and super cute.
Here is the Silhouette file you can download : Mickey Silhouette File
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