DIY Disney MagicBands Video Tutorial (Painting)

I finally put together a video tutorial for how I paint our Disney MagicBands.  I went with a Haunted Mansion theme this time around, so that my band matches my Haunted Mansion New Balance sneakers.  I always have a Minnie Mouse themed band.  Last time I painted her as Princess Leia, and this time she is the Tightrope Girl from The Haunted Mansion.  I am providing time stamps below for those who like to skip parts.  The band took me about three hours to paint, and I cut the video down to 8:55.    DIY Disney MagicBands Painting Tutorial

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I will be making another (much shorter) video with a simpler design.  I promise to post it as soon as I can, but we recently learned our sweet boy Rocky (he is in this video and several others) has what looks like a mass in his intestines.  For now my focus is on caring for him.

Introduction- 0:03

My Dos and Don’ts- 1:16

Step 1 (Sketch Design on Template)-  2:35

Step 2 (Sketch Design on Band)- 3:06

Step 3 (Apply Base Coat Colors)- 3:24

Step 4 (Apply Additional Colors)- 4:38

Step 5 (Add the Details)- 5:15

Step 6 (Paint Pen for Fine Details)- 5:56

Step 7 (Optional Background)- 7:15

Step 8 (Apply Clear Coat)- 7:43

Finished Product- 8:03

Closing Remarks- 8:06

Update 19 March 2018:  Here is the short MagicBand painting tutorial (with glow-in-the-dark paint).


  • Acrylic Paints
  • Polyurethane Gloss Varnish
  • Fine Tip Paintbrush
  • Medium Tip Paintbrush
  • Fine Tip Permanent Pen
  • Fine Tip Paint Pen
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • MagicBand Template
  • Optional:  Glow-in-the-Dark paint and/or Glitter Paint

Remember, Disney allows people to paint their copyrighted property on the bands for personal use only.  I strongly caution against trying to sell or purchase painted bands.  Please feel free to leave any questions you might have about painting Disney MagicBands in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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