So can I be honest? Never in my wildest dreams did I think my child would ever want a toy so bad, let alone a flipping spork. I still laugh, because her birthday is coming up, when Gigi asked her what she wanted for her birthday. With excited she said, “Oh Gigi I want Forky!” She looked at me like please explain and is it really a fork. Yes he sure is 🙂
I am so thankful Toy Story 4 is coming out this summer, next week even, because I have gotten so many craft ideas based on this movie. One of them being making our own Forky. I want to say my daughters liked this project, but they LOVED it and for an hour they sat there and made their own little friends.
Below is a list of everything you need to make your own!
- We couldn’t find sporks so we just used spoons and the girls didn’t even notice (box of 24)
- Bag of pip cleans
- Google eyes (the ones with the pre stick back)
- Wikki Stix for the eyebrows and mouth
- Popsicle sticks for the legs are optional
It really is super easy to create that a toddler can do it. Cut the wax strips for the mouth and eyebrows to fit how you want. Bend them to the shape you want. Push the wax onto the spoon. Next, peel the eyeball backings off and press the eyes on. Pick the color of pipe cleaner for the arms, twist them and you are done!
Now if you don’t want to take the time to find all of these materials, Disney has graciously put together the perfect kit to not only create your own Forky, but some other characters as well. It retails for $9.99 and we found ours at Target. If you love Amazon as much as we do, below I have linked the same kit for the same price:
We love Toy Story so much we did both projects. We adventured out and created our own, but also loved the idea of having a big Forky we could create how we wanted also. My kids loved this kit and I highly recommend it! Forky comes with us everywhere and you can bet he will be with us at the movie on June 20th.
And if you are looking for some free Toy Story fun for the month of June, check out your latest Disney Store for just that. From June 1-30, from 3-5pm, there will be trivia and games that you can play with the entire family. My girls especially loved the Star Adventurer game where you try to throw the galactic balls into the proper colored hole to fuel the engine. Another was an interactive digital game where you cheered for your favorite Toy Story character and another one where the claw pulled someone out for a prize. You could win either a free sticker or a button! Plus the neat thing, if you are a winner, you were able to purchase Bunny & Ducky for $5.