Memory Ball Craft

Since we are dedicating our week to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out and we are focusing on our emotions, I wanted to do a craft that involved memories and how they make us feel. See how to take your pictures and craft them into memory balls your family will enjoy talking about.



Not only is this a wonderful craft but going through your old pictures together as a family will open up the door for conversation with the best subject of all… your family!

Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), the main and most important of 11-year-old Riley’s five Emotions, explores Long Term Memory in Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out." Directed by Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”), "Inside Out" opens in theaters nationwide June 19, 2015. ©2014 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), the main and most important of 11-year-old Riley’s five Emotions, explores Long Term Memory in Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out.” Directed by Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”), “Inside Out” opens in theaters nationwide June 19, 2015. ©2014 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


The main emotion characters in the movie are Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. I looked through some old pictures with my daughter and we talked about how these memories made us feel. We then took five pictures to relate to the five emotions.

You can print out the 5 emotions from the movie on —> click here

 I took those printables and I made a smaller sheet that you can print for our craft. Print the image seen below.

inside out printable

To make the memory ball you need:

5 plastic circular ornaments that open from your local craft store

5 photos of yours that fit each emotion




yellow, red, green, blue and purple acrylic paint

Our memory ball pictures for each emotion and why:

Joy- was when my 4-year-old met her baby sister for the first time


Sadness- was when she went to school for the first time. She felt sad because she was going to miss us and it would be the first time we left her at her own school. But, once I picked her up she was happy after making new friends and overjoyed when she realized mommy always comes back.


Fear- was getting on stage for her first dance recital. But, she felt Joy once she did her dance on stage in front of everyone and did a great job.


Anger- When she did not want to give up her pacifier. The feeling of Joy happened for my husband and I when we did not have to battle over the pacifier anymore.


Disgust- When she tried a brownie that I tried to hide veggies in. The recipe was a major fail and she knew these were not normal brownies. She said, “Eww!” like the character Disgust.



Cut out your small emotion character pictures and your personal memory photos.

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Then, glue the emotion character to the back of the memory photo.

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We did our Joy memory ball first. So we painted a little bit of the inside of one of the ornament sides yellow and then shook some white and clear sparkle glitter inside.


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Now, glue your memory photo inside the ball.

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Close the “memory ball” and you are done.


and then repeat with each emotion character: Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger.

I was inspired to do this craft after seeing this on Pinterest

how to make a Inside Out Memory Ball-I think this could be a good grief counseling activity


HAPPY CRAFTING from our Momee Craft Corner to yours…

if you do make this craft please hashtag #MFLIgoesINSIDEOUT

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My name is Anne and I am a local mommy blogger ... Momee Friends is all about Long Island and all things local with the focus on family

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