Up Disney Day

For our Up Disney Day, we explored the outdoors, earned our Wilderness Explorer badges, and rewarded ourselves with S’mores Cookie Cups. Does that sound amazing or what?

We started our day making the S’mores Cookie Cups so they would be ready and waiting when we wanted them. This recipe is decently simple, and nothing but delicious. You also have the option to fill your cookie cups with whatever toppings you might want- it doesn’t have to be s’mores!

As the cookies were baking, we got our Wilderness Explorer Badges ready. As my oldest still had his intact that we made last year, and my youngest wasn’t exactly interested in this craft, my middle and I set to work. I have to say, the one-on-one crafting time was especially nice.

Once the badges were ready, all dragons gathered around the “campfire” (aka lunch in the living room) and enjoyed watching the movie. Near the end is when they finally got to enjoy/devour some S’mores Cookie Cups.

As soon as they were going to go outside and go on a nature hunt, it started to rain. So the boys explored the house looking for Paradise Falls. They also created an “adventure” box that said: ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE.

However, my youngest dragon decided to completely destroy the box before we got some pictures. You live and you learn, right? Promise to share that with you another time!

Do you love Disney Pixar’s Up? I can’t watch it without crying. Also, it honestly gave me a renewed love of balloons.

Up Wilderness Explorer Badges

“A Wilderness Explorer is friend to all, be it a plants or fish or tiny mole.”

– Wilderness Explorer Motto, Disney Pixar’s Up

Disney Pixar’s Up always makes me cry. (Let’s just get that out of the way.) This movie is beautiful all around, and an absolute adventure for anyone who decides to watch it.

When we went to Disneyland, one of my oldest dragon’s favorite things was the Wilderness Explorer Ceremony in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. So before we went for a second time, I decided we were going to make our own Wildness Explorer badges. We repeated this for our Up Disney Day for my younger two, who had since lost their badges.


  • Felt, Construction Paper, or Regular Paper
  • Hot Glue or Glue
  • Printable Template (See Below)
  • Scissors or Cricut
  • 2.5-3 inch Craft Buttons (Like THESE found on Amazon)


  • Print off the template included or load it on to your Cricut Design Space. If doing it by hand, you can choose to use it over Construction Paper or even Card Stock to make the badge sturdier.
  • Cut out each piece. Check the pictures for how the final product should look.
  • If using felt, I highly recommend using hot glue so it stays together better.
  • If you buy the buttons/pins listed above, you can easily put the design inside the button. Please note that it is the 3in button pictured, and it’s slightly bigger than the template provided. Our old ones, however, were on 2.5in buttons and we ended up gluing it to the outside.

Voila! You have your badge! These are super cute to pin to a lanyard when heading to one of the parks (we speak from experience). They get loads of compliments!

L: 3in Button with design inside. R: 2.5in button with design glued to the outside.

No matter how you make it, you can’t go wrong. Stay tuned for more Up fun.

Caw, Caw, ROAR!