This DIY Porg Stocking Is Perfect for a Jedi or a Sith


Images and craft from DisneyFamily.com

There is nothing that says “Holidays” Like a fluffy Porg…well there might be other things, but Porgs are the best. This year, Disney is helping us deck the halls with all things Porg starting with this adorable Porg Stocking! Of course, this DIY teaches us how to make cute pom-pom Porgs, so now we can put them everywhere. “Deck the halls with Porgs and Holly, fa la la la la la la la la”

To make this stocking follow the instructions below or check them out on DisneyFamily.com. They also have many other star wars Crafts that are sure to put this holiday into hyperspace.

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What You’ll Need

  • White, orange, and gray felt
  • Scissors
  • Large white pom pom
  • Medium gray pom pom
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Felt tip marker
  • Black buttons
  • String
  • Small pom poms
  • Tassels
  • Stocking
  • How To Make It

    1. Start by cutting out the felt: 1 orange eye piece, 2 white circles (a little larger than the buttons), 1 white nose/mouth piece, 2 gray wings, and 2 orange feet.
    2. Glue the orange felt piece onto the gray pom pom.
    3. Draw the mouth and nostrils onto the larger white piece and glue over orange piece.
    4. Glue white circles, then black buttons. Next, glue the two wings onto the top sides of the white pom pom.
    5. Glue gray pom pom to white pom pom. Then, glue the little feet onto the white pom pom. Let dry completely.
    6. Cut a long string that will attach the pom pom porg to the stocking.
    7. Carefully spread both the white and gray pom poms a little apart, lengthwise, until you hit the center. Then add glue and string to the middle of both and close back up. Let dry completely.
    8. Use the same technique to glue mini pom poms to the string, above the pom pom porg. Then, cut two more pieces of string and attach mini pom poms.
    9. Glue or tie tassels to the end of all 3 pieces of string. Then gather them at the top and tie them around the hook of your stocking.

    Notes
    All cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.


    Free Coloring Page featuring Madame Hamilot from Disney’s Princess Palace Pets

    Princess Snow White has a new palace pet named Madame Hamilot. This little light yellow hamster has brown eyes and a small pink nose.
    She wears a gold bow withe a red heart that sports Snow White’s style.

    Madame Hamilot’s Story:
    She was found in the bushes snacking on the strawberries by Berry. So Berry brought Madame Hamilot home to Snow White where she could snack on lots of delicious treats.

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    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Princess Palace Pet Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


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    Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship Recipe

    Photo and recipe from family.disney.com

    My childhood is filled with memories of my family building Gingerbread houses for the holidays. As kids, the idea of being able to play with our candy was brilliant. Of course, half the candy would end up in our mouths instead of on the gingerbread house.

    As I have grown up, I have discovered that there are way more creative gingerbread houses than the 4 walls and a roof. There are some people who have a talent to create extraordinary gingerbread houses in all different shapes and sizes. I will admit, my gingerbread skills would never match u to the masterpieces I have seen. Thankfully, family.disney.com has created a wonderful template to take the four walls and chamge it to something one would see in a Galaxy Far far away. My family and I will be able to create sour very own Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship piece of art!

    Take your holiday to light speed with this Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship. Not only is it super fun (and delicious) to create, but it’s also the perfect way to combine your family’s love of the holidays with their love of Star Wars. And with the addition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi figures, they can go on interstellar adventures to get ready for the film, in theaters on December 15. family.disney.com

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    The recipe below includes the recipe for the dough, the sticky icing, and a few tips to make the best Starship this side of the galaxy. And with the free printable Millennium Falcon template, the gingerbread ship is a snap to create.

    Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship

    Ingredients

    DOUGH:

      • 1 egg
      • 1/2 cup molasses
      • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
      • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      • 3 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
      • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1/4 teaspoon salt
      • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
      • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      • 3/4 cup brown sugar
      • Small paring knife

    ICING:

      • 1 egg white
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 2-3 cups powdered sugar

    DECORATION:

    • Zip-top bags
    • Scissors
    • Candy of your choice

    Photo and recipe from family.disney.com
    Directions

    1. Download and print the templates on cardstock. Then cut each shape out.
    2. Next, make your dough. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
    3. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix the dry into the wet, about 1 cup at a time, mixing as you pour. Finish mixing with your hands and knead dough until combined completely. Chill for approximately 2 hours or more.
    4. Preheat oven to 375° F. Remove from refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface, to 1/4” thick.
    5. Use your templates and small paring knife to cut out the shapes from the dough. Follow the templates to know the number of shapes to cut out. (Tip: Use a floured, plastic cutting board to transfer the pieces — like a giant spatula!)
    6. Place parchment paper on all trays. Once all the pieces have been cut from the dough and placed on the trays, bake smaller pieces for 7 minutes and the larger pieces for 10-15. (Tip: It’s much better for the construction if they’re over baked, rather than under baked!)
    7. Remove from oven, then let the trays and gingerbread pieces cool a little. Then slide the whole parchment paper with baked pieces onto a flat surface and let them cool completely.
    8. Make your icing while the pieces are cooling. In a large bowl add the vanilla and egg white. Using a whisk, mix in a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at a time — only adding the next 1/2 once the first is fully mixed in. Keep adding powdered sugar until mixture is quite thick. (It should not easily drip off the whisk.)
    9. Divide icing into two zip-top bags and place in the refrigerator. Let it chill for at least 20 minutes.
    10. Take your icing bags and cut different size holes in a bottom corner — a larger one for “gluing” the gingerbread pieces together (about 1/8”) and a very small tip for the details. Now you have piping bags!
    11. Use the templates as your guide, while you construct the ship. Start by gluing ship piece #1 to #2. This will be the bottom of the ship. Repeat with your other #1 and #2 pieces — this will be the top of the ship.
    12. Next, use the icing to attach the rectangle pieces (sides A, B, and C) all around the edges to create your sides. These will hold up the top. Then pipe outlines around the edges and any small details.
    13. Attach the cockpit (piece #3). Then start decorating the Millennium Falcon! Use frosting to outline the ship, add details, and attach cookies, chocolate wafers, peppermints, chocolates, and candies


    Ben Schwartz Eight Days of Latkes Song & Recipe


    The Holidays Are Here!

    Time for some BRAND NEW magic from your friends at DreamWorks Animation Television with Home for the Holidays! Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland. When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!

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    Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah. Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix this Friday, December 1st!!

    To help us celebrate the holidays, Dreamworks has provided a brand new clip “Eight Days of Latkes” and a fun recipe to make your own delicious Latkes at home!

    Eight Days of Latkes


    Whisker Haven Tales Coloring Page of a Critterzen

    This puppy is a fun little Critterzen from Whisker Haven. I really tried to find any details on who this might be but came up with ziltch. To make matters worse, I could not determine the career of this adorable puppy. In an effort for clarity, I decided to question my family. Perhaps a greater number of heads will make it all clear….NOPE! Instead I was given several different answers.

    His possible careers include:

  • Puppy Scout (Boy Scout)
  • Hot Dog Vendor
  • Assistant Chef
  • Baker
  • If you have a guess at his career, share it in the comments below.

    Whatever his career might be, he is a cute Critterzen from Whisker Haven in the spin off of Princess Palace Pets.

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    My coloring page of the Critterzen features this pooch in his uniform, which feature the Whisker Haven Paw Print and bone.

    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Whisker Haven Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


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    To download The Critterzen Coloring Page:
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    3. Print, color and enjoy

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    Once the page has been colored, please share. I would love to see the art and share some of them on my facebook page.


    MLP: The Movie – Discover A New Breed of Hero

    The Mane 6 are Joined by Fun New Friends Voiced by an All-Star Cast in the Magical Adventure, My Little Pony: The Movie, Arriving on Digital December 19 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on January 9 from Lionsgate

    SANTA MONICA, CA (November 13, 2017) – Join the “truly magical adventure” (Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend) of the Mane 6 and their new friends when My Little Pony: The Movie comes home on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 9 from Lionsgate. Best friends Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity team up in their most epic adventure yet!

    This new installment of the global phenomenon features the Mane 6 voices of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” accompanied by Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Into the Woods, 2015), Primetime Emmy® winner Kristin Chenoweth (Best Supporting Actress, “Pushing Daisies,” 2009), Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber (Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama, “Ray Donovan,” 2017), Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man franchise), Sia, Taye Diggs (Chicago, “Private Practice”), Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress – Television, “Orange Is the New Black,” 2016), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise).

    When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.

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    Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, My Little Pony: The Movie is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family. The My Little Pony: The Movie Blu-ray and DVD include all-new special features, including a deleted scene, a music video, three featurettes starring the Mane 6, an exclusive Equestria Girls Short and a Hanazuki short, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.95 and $39.99, respectively.

    BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scene
  • Equestria Girls Short
  • “Baking with Pinkie Pie” Featurette
  • “Making Magic with the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” Featurette
  • “The Journey Beyond Equestria” Featurette
  • “I’m the Friend You Need” Music Video (Sung by Taye Diggs)
  • “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” Featurette
  • In Anticipation of this films release, MLP has released a wonderful Poster and a fun little maze for all their fans to enjoy. Simply save the images below to add these My Little Pony: The Movie digital items to your collection.


    Home for the Holidays Coming Exclusively to Netflix

    Time for some BRAND NEW magic from our friends at DreamWorks Animation Television with Home for the Holidays! Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland.

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    When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!

    Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah.

    Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix on December 1st! Check out the Trailer Below!


    Nutty By Nature FREE Holiday Recipes

    Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature is now available on Digital & Blu-ray! To get into the spirit, we have some nut-based recipes suited for the holidays (Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts & Cranberry Nut Bread)! The recipes are perfect for any holiday party or an addition to a hearty Thanksgiving meal.

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    To download these delicious recipes click the image below and save the PDF to your computer.

    Check out other recipes and printable activities for Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature here: Blog


    Mariah Carey’s Christmas Movie is Adorable!

    Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You begins by telling us what nearly every child wants for Christmas, a little wagging bundle of joy, jumping around on four legs and yipping at strangers. Yup, a puppy. Little Mariah is no different. Her desire for a puppy has flooded her life with amazing expectations and dreams. However, while Dreams may come true at Christmas Time, “Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You” tends to dwell in the Slapstick realism of having a dog, which I found refreshing.

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    It opens with Mariah wanting a dog. She watches all her friends care for their puppies and the close connections that they have. Her unrealistic views once again have her asking Santa and her family for a puppy that Christmas. I say unrealistic because she really has no idea what it means to own a dog, that is until her dad comes home with a brilliant plan..or so he thinks.

    In an effort to make Mariah never want a dog again, her father brings home the worst behaved puppy he could find. He tells Mariah that if she can care for Jack (the puppy) until Christmas, then she can have a dog of her own, the little white one she really wants at the pet store. Of course, thinking this would be a simple task, Mariah accepts the challenge.

    Let the Slapstick Realism begin. Mariah soon finds out that the challenge may be harder than she expected when everything that can go wrong does go wrong. The dog chews her shoes, destroys the home, gets sick on the floor, poops in the house, is hyper and unruly, and can’t listen to simple commands. This over the top rendition of puppy life doesn’t end there. He often gets off his leash, wrecks havoc on ice skaters, and runs around crazy when given the opportunity.

    Personally, I found it wonderful to see a more realistic idea of owning a puppy. That fact that this movie shows how much work is involved in caring for a puppy is spot on. While the over the top hilarious situations may not happen to everyone, the constant care of picking up poop, feeding, walking, cleaning, and socialization are just a few tasks an owner must be willing to do in order to care for their dog.

    As Mariah was learning how much work a puppy actually takes, I found myself really feeling sorry for Jack. I was nearly yelling at Mariah when she bought a puppy bed but refused to let Jack sleep in it. Instead he was forced to sleep on a pile of towels. And when she gave away his favorite toy, I nearly had a fit. It’s no wonder poor Jack kept acting out.

    At this point, I suddenly realized how much emotion I was showing towards Jack and his situation. I had to tip my proverbial hat to Universal 1440 Entertainment. Thankfully, my frustrations didn’t last long. “Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a Christmas Movie, which means there will be a happy ending for both Jack and Mariah right around the corner. And yes, I cried at the ending. The song, All I want for Christmas is You, will now forever be about the love between me and my dog.

    Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You also features 3 other Mariah Carey songs including Lil Snowman. CHeck out a short clip of the song below.

    I am sure “Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You” will become a Christmas classic just like her song. It is an adorable story about a girl and her puppy.

    Be sure to grab a copy at Amazon.com and add Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You to your Christmas Collection.

    You can also grab the free printable CHristmas activities from my blog here: http://skgaleana.com/mariah-careys-printable-christmas-activities/

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    The Nut Job 2 Nutty by Nature is Explosively Fun

    This is not a normal musical…in fact “The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature” isn’t a musical at all. The cute creatures of the park will not be singing in this hilarious sequel as squirrels, gophers, mice, moles, and other animals attempt to save their park.

    I know what you are thinking…Why are the animals defending the park when Surly found a Nut Shop in the first movie? I wish I could say that takes a little explanation, but the simple fact is, the nut shop explodes. Yup, it blows up and takes it’s delicious, wonderful nuts with it. Which means, Surly and the park animals must once again scavenge for food in the harsh environment that is Liberty Park.

    I will admit, when I sat down to watch Surly and his friends defend their home, I was sure this movie would be a sequel “B” movie. One of those that would have probably been better off left in concept form. I mean, Nut Job 1 did have a problem with Character development. The Characters were what we saw at face value, there wasn’t anything deeper. The same continues in Nut Job 2. This however, didn’t destroy the movie. The slapstick comedy and absurd situations helped me see past the character development flaw and had me and my family laughing.

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    The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature opens to a wild party within the Nut Shop, where animals, who used to live in the park, are now gorging themselves on the nuts that were left behind. It is chaos involving a peanut butter machine, steam, and perhaps a caffeine bean (at least I assume their was caffeine, because these animals were going nuts). It all ends in an explosive mistake leaving the animals to once again battle nature to survive. However, their bad luck doesn’t stop there. Mix in a crooked Mayor and his a lunatic daughter and the park that was once so pristine and beautiful falls victim to the worlds worst amusement park, Lie Land..I mean Liberty Land.

    In an effort to move on, Andie sets forth on finding a new home in the park across the city. The trek across the city is actually quite hilarious as the gophers attempt to understand city life. In one particular scene, the gophers are trying to cross the street, but as they attempt to do so, a red hand flashes. Every time it flashes they stop in the middle of the street. It becomes a game of red light green light in a crosswalk. My whole family burst out laughing.

    This wasn’t the only moment of laughter. Picture the voice of Jackie Chan coming out of a cute little white mouse. Actually don’t call him cute, he gets mean…really mean. After the mayor destroyed their park by putting up a golf course, the mice became vicious, defending their city turf from intruders. Of course, being lead by Jackie Chan means that the army of mice has ninja skills, which comes in handy when it comes to helping Surly defend his park.

    With the cast also including Jeff Dunham and Gabriel Iglesias, the slapstick comedy is non-stop. The stupid yet hilarious antics are fun to watch. Basically, watch Nut Job 2 for the laughs, not for some amazing literary experience with dialog that belongs to history and performances that could win Oscars. The Nut Job 2 is what my family and I like to call “Stupid Fun.” It usually involves a movie that we can watch and just have a good time.

    In honor of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature being released on DVD and Blu-Ray, Universal Studios has released two yummy recipes inspired by nuts. The recipes include: Honey Nut Granola and Pretzel Turtles. CLick the image below to download the recipes. Then make and enjoy!

    Get more The Nut Job 2 activities from my blog here: Nut Job 2 printable activities

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