Thursday, May 30, 2013

Escape From Planet Earth DVD Review and Alien Spaceship Craft!

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The girls love to play "outer space" and aliens and when I was given the opportunity to review a DVD of the new movie, Escape From Planet Earth, I knew my girls would love it!
The girls even came up with a fun craft inspired by the movie.

My family has "Family Movie Night" on Friday nights.
We're super classy -- we sit on the floor and eat homemade pizza on trays
while our dog (a giant greyhound) walks around and offers us dog toys in eternal hope of
one of us offering to trade her a piece of pizza!

So this past Friday, we settled in with our homemade pizza
and this crazy blue alien-inspired popcorn (more on that in a minute!)
to watch the movie, Escape From Planet Earth on DVD.

Our whole family enjoyed the movie and I'll warn you now... you may have to make
a run to 7-11 for a blue Slurpee after you watch the movie because you'll want one!
We loved the way the characters showed bravery against bullying
and stood up for their family members and friends.
The movie producers did a great job of balancing any scenes that were a bit scary or intense
with light-hearted comedy and silly-ness so no one got scared (reminded me of "Ice Age.")
We decided as a family we would rate it 3 stars out of 5.

I thought it would be fun to try to make blue popcorn. It worked...sort of. 

I probably should have used candy melts, but I had these white chocolate chips in the house
and I wasn't going to go to the store in my Friday night fuzzy pants! 
I attempted to melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave and they had a hard time
getting liquid-y melted but stayed thicker than I would have liked. 
Then I stirred in some blue food coloring and tossed it on some air popped pop corn and tossed on 
some blue and green sprinkles we had leftover from E's birthday party. 
The girls didn't mind and they ate it all without complaining. 
It wasn't beautiful but then again, I'm not a food blogger so who cares!

The next morning, the girls and I made some pom-pom aliens inspired by the characters in the movie.

We didn't have big blue pom-poms so we made our own with a salad fork and some fat blue yarn.
Just wrap it around the fork. Tie it in the middle, and cut the sides. 

The girls glued on googly eyes and made a variety of characters.
Then, they made spaceships for our Aliens out of paper plate bowls and plastic cups.

Just decorate the paper bowls with markers or paint and glue them together
with Elmer's glue or glue gun. Cute right?!

Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

Disclosure: Products for review were provided by Anchor Bay Entertainment. 
The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Anchor Bay Entertainment. 

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