Friday, July 8, 2011

Winnie the Pooh Fun Family Activities

Everyone’s favorite Silly Old Bear is back with WINNIE THE POOH playing only in theatres everywhere beginning July 15th! Here is a brief synopsis of Walt Disney Animation Studios latest release:

Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Winnie the Pooh” reunites audiences with the honey-loving, philosophical bear and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore in a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit.

In anticipation of the movie, here are a couple of family activities you can do:

A Honey Of A Hat

To make the bee's body:  Cut 2 cups from a cardboard egg carton.  Trim them and glue them together, then coat them with yellow acrylic paint.

To make the bee's wings:  Cut a 4-inch heart shape from a piece of bubble packaging.  Use a craft knife to make a slit in the top of the bee's body, then tuck the tip of the heart into it, adding a dab of glue to help keep it in place.  To give the bee her stripes, poke one end of a black pipe cleaner into the back of the egg cup.  Wrap the pipe cleaner around the body, gluing it in place, then push the free end into the cup as well.

To make the bee's face:  Glue a 1-inch yellow pom-pom head.  For antennae, glue 3/8-inch black pom-poms to the ends of half a black pipe cleaner, then wrap the pipe cleaner around the head, twisting the ends together.  Glue on googly eyes and a mini black pom-pom nose, then add a black fabric paint smile.

To attach to hat:  Stick one end of a 12-inch piece of 18-gauge wire into a straw hat.  Twist the wire into a spiral and flatten it against the inside of the hat, securing it with duct tape.  Poke the free end of the wire into the bee and secure it with a dot of glue, then glue some silk flowers onto the hat to keep the honeybee happy.

Winnie the Pooh Hunny Pot Cake Pops

Materials:

1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13x9 cake)
1 16oz can of ready-made frosting
Wax paper
Baking sheets
Yellow candy coating
Purple candy coating
Brown rainbow chip sprinkles
Black edible ink pen
Toothpicks
Paper lollipop sticks
Styrofoam block

Instructions:

1.  After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.

2.  With a large spoon, mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting.  You won't need the rest.

3.  Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.

4.  Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up.  You can transfer them to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.

5.  Shape the cake balls into ovals for the Hunny pots.

6.  Return the cake pops to the refrigerator to maintain firmness.

7.  When you are ready to make the Hunny pots, melt the purple candy coating.  Insert a lollipop stick into the oval-shaped cake ball.  Dip into the candy coating so the cake ball is completely covered.  Remove and let most of the excess fall off and back into the bowl.  Then, place the cake pop on a wax-paper covered baking sheet.  Some of the coating will rest at the base forming the edge of the pot.  Repeat with the remaining pots and let dry completely.

8.  Once dry, you can add the "hunny".  Heat yellow candy coating and use a spoon to apply it to the top of the pots.  If you let it thicken for a few minutes, it will be less likely to run down the pot.  You want it thick enough to drip over the edge, but not too runny that it makes a mess.

9.  Let dry completely in a styrofoam block and write HUNNY on each pot with a black edible ink pen.  Reverse the direction of the first N for an extra Winnie the Pooh detail.

10.  Let dry completely.

11.  You can wrap in treat bags tied with a ribbon and/or store them on the counter or in an airtight container.

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1 comments:

exotic1 said...

These are to cute to eat lol This sounds like a great project to do with the kids.Thanks for Sharing it~!