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Make Your Own Quick and Easy DIY Lorax Costume

DIY Lorax Costume

DIY Lorax Costume

We’ve been celebrating all things Dr. Suess in my house all week and crafting like crazy.  Tonight we are reading The Lorax and then watching the movie, so the kids are excited to be wearing their DIY Lorax Costume.

I love that The Lorax is not only just an adorable story, it also shares a critically important message with our children about caring for our environment. 

With Dr. Suess’s Birthday just days away, I thought I’d share this quick easy craft that will turn your kids into Loraxes with just a few supplies.

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Plan the Perfect Movie Night to Celebrate the New Troll’s Holiday Movie!

This post is sponsored, all opinions are 100% my own.

Plan the Perfect Movie Night to Celebrate the New Troll’s Holiday Movie!

We love family movie nights, especially around the holiday season.  There is just something about a lit Christmas Tree that makes me want hot cocoa and snuggling with my kids, in front of the tv and tree.

When we learned about the new movie Trolls Holiday release exclusively at Walmart, we got right into the Trolls theme to prep for the release on November 28th

Last weekend we planned to watch the Grinch after school because I had started to decorate the house for Christmas.  The kids are thrilled about the upcoming release, so I made sure to theme our night in with everything bright and Trolls themed.
I set up a colorful Trolls hot cocoa bar and made some fun Trolls headbands for the kids.  Then once we were all settled, I played the official Troll’s Holiday trailer for the kids before starting the Grinch.  Lilly is most excited about the new original song that is featured in the movie, and I can’t wait to see the whole cast back together for this epic movie debut!

Are you excited about the new Troll’s Holiday release?
Then make sure you whip up some Troll’s themed hot cocoa and make some bright headbands for your next movie night!

Trolls Hot Cocoa

What you need:
Hot chocolate recipe or packet of choice
Whip cream
Neon Food Coloring
Bright Colored Melting Chocolate
Bright colored sprinkles
Plastic Spoons


Mix whip cream and hot pink food coloring, I used seven drops in a cereal bowl of whip cream to get a bright enough color.  Add food coloring until you achieve the perfect Trolls color.

Melt coordinating chocolate melts.  I chose a bright blue.

Dip rim of the mug in melted chocolate and them quickly dip mug in sprinkles.
Dip plastic spoons in chocolate and then add coordinating sprinkles.

Enjoy the warm deliciousness!

Trolls Headband Instructions

What you need:
Plain Headband (I like using on that is about ½ inch thick)
Elastic
Roll of 6-inch wide Tulle
Scissors
Ribbon
Flower/Bow Decorations

Cut tulle into 21-25 12-inch strips.


Tie tulle strips onto headband.

Halfway up the tulle bunch together and wrap with elastic, then tie a bow with ribbon to cover elastic.

Decorate according to style desired with flowers and bows. We chose to add frayed tulle flowers in coordinating colors along the knots with hot glue.

(If the tulle is too soft and doesn’t stay up, you can spray with starch)

Now it’s time to get the new Troll’s Holiday movie at your local Walmart Supercenter, and create an amazing movie night!

 

 

 

Disney’s Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Coming in 2018! Check out the New Trailer!

I am super excited about the news I’m sharing today!  Have you heard about the upcoming Disney Pixar’s Incredibles sequel?

Incredibles 2 hits theaters on June 15th, 2018 and after watching the newly released trailer, my family has already started the countdown!

Seriously how cute is this baby?!

Disney Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 Synopsis 

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Like INCREDIBLES 2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarTheIncredibles/

Follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneypixar

Follow Disney/Pixar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixar/

Visit the official INCREDIBLES 2 website here: http://disney.com/incredibles2

INCREDIBLES 2 opens in theatres everywhere on June 15, 2018!

 

Walt Disney Animation Studios – OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE!

OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE

When Moana debut in November our house quickly stopped being filled with the sound of a 7-year-old singing “Let It Go” over Elsa, while Frozen played on repeat throughout our home.  Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go” replaced it, However, I have a feeling Elsa will be back on in a few months!

I am so excited to share with you that Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new featurette OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film COCO on Nov. 22nd!

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Create an Epic “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Viewing Party with Movie Night Snacks and No-Sew Costumes!

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Create an Epic Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie Viewing Party

My kids love Captain Underpants!  We have all the books and have already preordered the “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” DVD at Walmart.  As our excitement builds for the movie’s DVD release, I have started prepping for a perfect Family Movie Night Screening Party.  Complete with the perfect movie night snacks and DIY Captain underpants costumes.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants is perfect for a family movie night, with incredible voice talent of both Kevin Hart and Ed Helms.  Also, best of all this film has a lot of heart!  The story explores the great friendship of two boys and their love of writing and creativity.  This is such a great message for kids to see, while they laugh uncontrollably at the outrageous humor.

This movie is receiving A+ reviews and is certified fresh, so make sure you pre-order your copy of the Captain Underpants DVD today!

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Snacks:

After we have busted out all the blankets and pillows in the house to create a comfy viewing area in the living room, it’s time to think about the best movie night snacks that are not only delicious for the kiddos, but also easy.  I’m prepping a party amid back to school and sports season, so convenience is important.  I headed to Walmart to stock up on Pop Secret popcorn and Lance crackers, both of which are normal staples in my home and perfect for a movie night party!

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You can’t have a movie night without popcorn!  My kids are always pulling out the Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn when ever a DVD enters my home.  We choose Pop Secret because of the great butter taste, it’s delicious and a great quality popcorn.  The bags pop quickly and fully!  So, this will definitely be on our movie night snack bar.

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I grabbed 4 packs of red plastic cups for under $1 at Walmart and cut underpants shapes out of cardstock.  Then I simply hot glued the underpants to the cups and filled them with popcorn.  This is a simple way to add some fun to your snack table!

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Lance Sandwich Crackers are another snack that we will undoubtedly have on a snack bar table.  Lance has been making little sandwiches for over 100 years with two awesome crackers on the outside with incredible spread in-between.  These cracker packs have been a snack time staple for my family for as long as I can remember.  My Nana used to pack them in her cooler bag whenever my brother and I would go with her to the playground or for a picnic.  Now I always keep these flavorful, wholesome, filling, and portable snacks on hand.  They are perfect for school snacks, on the go, and when I need to keep a group of kids happy. 

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Captain Underpants Costumes

With snack handled and a viewing area full of comfy blankets and pillows it’s time to add some extra fun to your viewing party with easy no-sew Captain Underpants costumes!  Aidan got a kick out of these cute costumes and I know my nephews will be all smiles on movie night.

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To start with I grabbed a package of plain white underwear in the boys section of Walmart.  I made sure to get a size that would easily fit over their clothes. 
This takes care of the “Underpants” part.

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Now for the cape!

You’ll need:
Red Felt by the bolt, 1 Yard easily made 3 capes so have it cut to your preffered length.

Large piece of Black Felt
Large Piece of Yellow Felt
Fabric Scissors
Glue Gun
Printable Template (Underpants / Cape)

Optional:
Velcro (if you’d like to add it to the collar opposed to just have a hole cut open)
Iron on Adhesive (if you want a stronger hold that will last in the washing machine, use iron on adhesive instead of a glue gun)

Create the Capes:

Cut the red felt to your desired length, depending on the ages of your guests.  I went with 24” by 32”.

Print and cut the free printable template.

Fold the felt length wise and trace and cut the capes neck hole and shoulder curves.  Once you have done this, you have a basic felt cape that can be decorated in countless ways.

For the Captain Underpants cape we I traced a large circle with the black felt, using a salad bowl and cut that out along with an underpants shape with the yellow felt.

Next, I hot glued the black circle to the center of the cape.  Then, added the underwear shape to the center of the black felt circle.

The entire process took me about 15 minutes, and if I had chose to use iron on adhesive or Velcro, the process still would have taken less than 30 minutes.

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I can’t wait to see a bunch of little Captain Underpants’ smiling and laughing on September 12th!

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Preorder:

The Captain Underpants DVD is will be available in Walmart stores 9/12! Be sure to reserve your copy now by pre-ordering today! While supplies last

 

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