Guess what came out on Digital HD Today! HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2!!! OK, yes that wasn’t hard to guess since it was in the title, but still just as exciting. For my fellow HT fans, this newest edition brings back all our favorite characters and adds a few more to make an epic story of how the grandson of Dracula deals with being human.



The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

To celebrate this epic release Sony Pictures has release a bat-tacular Spooky Drac-tivities Pack! It is free to download, simply click the image below to save the activities to your computer. Then just print and create for hours of family fun.
The printables feature:

  • Dracula Coloring Page and Mask
  • Frankenstein Coloring Page and Mask
  • Mavis Coloring Page and Mask
  • Murray Coloring Page and Mask
  • Winnie Coloring Page

Hotel transylvania 2 printables

Hotel Transylvania 2 will be released On Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12, 2016. Until then get the digital, enjoy the free drac-tivities pack and be sure to grab my other printables featured on my blog here and here.

Snowpaws Princess Palace Pets Coloring Page

Newest palace Pets Dec 2015

Exciting news for all the fans of Disney’s Princess Palace Pets! There are three new Palace Pets that have been released! There is Stripes the Zebra, Birdadette the Bird, and the one I am focusing on today, Snowpaws the Snow Leopard. Each are more detailed than the past Palace Pets and Each are unusual but adorable animals. I am so excited to see Disney expand past dogs, cats and ponies to something more interesting animals like Snow Leopards and Pandas.

Today, I wanted to focus on Snowpaws the Snow Leopard. I thought with the holiday season and all the snow we see this time of year, it would be great to follow the theme of Winter. This adorable Snow Leopard is not as cold as ice, she will actually melt your heart.

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There is a theory out there that this little Leopard was actually meant to be Elsa’s (The Snow Queen from Frozen) first Palace Pet. However, after some debate, they changed a few things to the design of the Snow Leopard and gave her to Mulan. So let us all welcome SNOWPAWS the newest edition to Mulan’s Palace Pet Collection.

How Mulan found Snowpaws:
When Mulan saw Snowpaws peeking out from behind a snow sculpture she’d made, they became best friends. The Pets love this “crafty” snow leopard’s artistic talents!



Snowpaws is a beautiful White Snow Leopard with turquoise eyes and a light pink nose. She has blue markings on her head and lower body. Her tail is pink, which matches her inner ear. She wears a Pink Collar, a Blue Bow is tied to the base of her tail and a purple tiara sits on her head. Check out the image above for a more detailed look at Snowpaws.

This Printable coloring page is free to download, print and color. 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 Snowpaws:
1. Click the image below
2. Save the PDF to your computer
3. Print, color and enjoy


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Fun Delicious Christmas Recipes

Christmas is all about sharing those special moments with the family. Whether it be long distant or close at home, it is a time to get together and have fun. In my family it is also about the food. There better be Sugar Cookies, Pies, and all kinds of homemade candy. The best part is these Christmasy treats are often made together with the kids and adults. And when the home smells like fresh baked cookies, it really brings out the holiday cheer in everyone.

To help bring out the holiday cheer, I wanted to try something new and different. Sure, I am making my famous sugar cookies and delicious mixed berry pie, but it is always great to have a little variety. So when I was given the opportunity to create two wonderful recipes inspired by ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Santa Claus is Comin to Town,’ two Christmas Classics my family totally adores, I grabbed the recipes with both arms and held on tight.



Believe it or not, I didn’t have to do too much. These recipes were so unique and entertaining that my mom had to get her hands dirty in the kitchen and try them herself. Instead, I sat on standby as she worked her magic in the kitchen. She makes cooking look so easy and what she produces is nothing less than awesomeness. See for yourself:

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These are the cutest snowmen you have ever seen. I know Frosty would approve And let me just add, an entire tray of cookies is missing already (and they were delicious). To make matters even more wonderful this Christmas, these recipes are really not that difficult to make. A little mixing here and a little baking there and you have wonderful treat for the whole family! Get the recipes below and start the holiday fun!


  • Servings: makes about 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Stay out of the cold and experience the magic of building a snowman indoors! Using a box of Pop Secret popcorn, marshmallows, and your favorite candy, build and decorate your own Frosty the Snowman!

Just follow these simple instructions with the help of an adult and bring the magic of Frosty to your kitchen!


  • OPTIONAL: CANDY DECORATIONS (Use some of the Reese’s Pieces


  1. Melt marshmallows and butter in a large sauce pan.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour over your POP-SECRET popcorn and stir.
  4. Butter hands well and form into balls.
  5. Decorate using your favorite candy!
  6. Display and enjoy!


  • Servings: makes about 30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Nothing spreads holiday cheer like the aroma of fresh baked cookies – especially with this special holiday recipe, straight from Mrs. Claus herself! Using your favorite Hershey’s candy Reese’s Pieces, these cookies are the perfect snack for watching Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. And to leave out with a glass of milk for Santa on Christmas Eve!

  • 1 EGG

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in candies. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned; remove from oven. Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies.

Once you have these recipes printed and ready to go, learn more about The Christmas Classics and grab more recipes and crafts on my blog here. Merry Christmas

The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar Coming to DVD


Continuing the epic storytelling of “The Lion King,” join Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, Kion, and his Lion Guard team as they embark on adventures together throughout the Pride Lands! Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. Bursting with humor, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar is a must-own for the entire family! Bring home this heroic adventure on Disney DVD February 23rd!



To make The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar even more epic, James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa! This Rocks!!! James Earl Jones has one of the best voices!

Other voices featured in the movie include: Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala; Max Charles (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) stars as Kion; Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Bunga; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte. Along with: Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara; Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) as Tiifu; Madison Pettis (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Zuri; Khary Payton (“Teen Titans”) as Rafiki; Jeff Bennett as Zazu (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”); Jonny Rees (“Star Wars Rebels”) as Mzingo; Andrew Kishino (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Janja; Vargus Mason (“Sofia the First”) as Cheezi; and Kevin Schon (“The Lion King 1 1/2”) as Chungu and Timon. (That’s a lot of names but the list makes me so excited for this DVD release!)

Lion Guard Return of the Roar

To celebrate the release of The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar, Disney has given us a cool activity pack featuring two masks and several activity pages including connect the dots, Matching game and a decoder page. Grab these free printables by clicking the image below and saving the PDF to your computer. Then simply print and create for a roaring good time!

The Lion Guard Printable

Dawn of the Croods Coming to Netflix Next Week

Eep and Thunk are competing for a spot in the "in" crowd (inside the predator defense circle, that is), but first they'll have to prove they have the guts to hang with a pair of Ahhh! Valley's biggest predators: the Ramu's.    Photo: DreamWorks Animation) AND LEGAL LINE ( DreamWorks Dawn of the Croods 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Eep and Thunk are competing for a spot in the “in” crowd (inside the predator defense circle, that is), but first they’ll have to prove they have the guts to hang with a pair of Ahhh! Valley’s biggest predators: the Ramu’s.
Photo: DreamWorks Animation) AND LEGAL LINE ( DreamWorks Dawn of the Croods 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Grug, Ugga, Eep, Thunk, Sandy and Gran are returning to the screen in an all-new original family sitcom called “Dawn of the Croods.” This family will take the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern-day problems for the first time ever in history like school, slumber parties, elections and more! The cast includes Laraine Newman as Gran and One-Eyed Amber, Chris Parnell as Snoot and Ana Gasteyer as Meep! Learn about each of the characters below. Info was found on



Grug is a strong dad and confident hunter who loves his family and would do anything to protect them ven when they don’t need protecting! He doesn’t like it when things change, but he never gives up.
Ugga is a stay-at-cave mom who balances out Grug’s strength with her smarts. she looks for peaceful ways to solve problems but if you threaten her family, watch out! she can be fierce.
Thunk is pretty clumsy – he can’t hunt like the rest of his family but he’s a dreamer at heart. His creativity makes him different from everyone else, although he doesn’t realize it!
Eep is an adventurous teenager whose curiosity sometimes gets her into a bit of trouble. She wants to fit in with the cool kids, but she always remembers to put her family first.
Sandy is the baby of the family, and she’s as wild as she is cute. She doesn’t talk yet, but the family can already tell she’s going to be a dangerous hunter when she grows up.
Gran is Ugga’s Mother and the oldest person in Ahhh! Valley. Her hobbies include making fun of Grug and…that’s about it.
Snoot and Meep Boor think they’re better than the Croods, and they’re always trying to think of a sneaky way to gain the upper hand over their neighbors! Meanwhile Sulk and Sulk, their kids, run with the “in-crowd” in school.
Lerk has decided that she’s Epp’s new best friend – whether Eep likes it or not!
Munk is Grug’s best friend and works in the same hunting-pack. He lost his family but maybe one day he’ll figure out how to remember where he left them.

When the snooty Boors move into the cave next to the Croods, Grug and Ugga quickly realize that neighbors don't always get along.  Tune in to see if the stubborn Croods can resolve the first family feud when "Dawn of the Croods" debuts exclusively on Netflix on 12/24. Photo: DreamWorks Animation) AND LEGAL LINE ( DreamWorks Dawn of the Croods 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

When the snooty Boors move into the cave next to the Croods, Grug and Ugga quickly realize that neighbors don’t always get along. Tune in to see if the stubborn Croods can resolve the first family feud when “Dawn of the Croods” debuts exclusively on Netflix on 12/24.
Photo: DreamWorks Animation) AND LEGAL LINE ( DreamWorks Dawn of the Croods 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

In anticipation of DreamWorks Animation Dawn of the Croods premiering on Netflix next week, 12/24 worldwide, we have these fun clips that I am sure you will enjoy!

The In Crowd Clip – Eep has finally found her place. Find out what life is like on the other side of the predator defense circle, when Dawn of the Croods comes to Netflix on December 24th!

Neighbors Clip – The Croods get to know their new neighbors and discover some rather questionable things about their past.

Princess Leia’s Disney Princess Papercraft

One of the coolest printables Disney offers are the Disney 3D Princess Paper Crafts available on I have been collecting them as they get released. Now, much to my surprise, and then again, not to my surprise, Princess Leia has joined the Disney Princess 3D paper craft group! I was scrolling through the crafts when I came upon this little beauty. Could this be their first step in accepting Leia as an official Disney Princess? Who knows. What I do know is that I have a new awesome and epic papercraft!

princess leia paper craft 3D

Princess Leia Instructions

She is pretty easy to make as long as you have a little patience, a glue stick and a pair of scissors.

  1. Print the template on regular paper or cardstock. Cut out each piece with a craft knife or scissors. Do not cut along the dashed lines — this is where you will fold the paper.
  2. Line up Leia’s back with her torso and glue them together so the design is two-sided. After the glue has dried, fold the bottom part of Leia’s torso towards you along the blue dashed line. Then, fold Leia’s face away from you along the gold line across her shoulders.
  3. Take Leia’s front piece and fold along each dashed line. Make each fold away from you. Glue the G tab and F tab to the back, white side of Leia’s front.
  4. Spread glue on the H tab of Leia’s front and press it into place on the H area on Leia’s torso. Make sure her shoulders are lined up correctly.
  5. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


  6. After the glue dries, add glue to the I, J, K, and L tabs and press them into place. Hold the pieces together until the glue dries. You may need to use a pen or pencil inside the front area to position the tabs just right.
  7. Fold each of Leia’s arms and glue them so the design is two-sided. Make sure they are lined up before the glue dries. Attach the arms to each side of Leia’s Torso under each shoulder by gluing the E tab to the E area and D tab to the D area.
  8. With the printed side of the skirt facing you, glue tab A to the back of the skirt taking care to line up the edge of the skirt along the dotted line.
  9. Attach Leia’s completed torso to her skirt by gluing the white side of the tabs at her waist to the top of the skirt over the areas labeled M and N. The crease on the skirt should be in the back.

Grab the other Disney 3D Paper Crafts and make them as well by clicking the images below!


Anna Instructions

Elsa Instructions

Ariel Instructions
Holiday Belle

Aurora Instructions

Belle Instructions

Holiday Belle Instructions

Cinderella Instructions

Jasmine Instructions

Mulan Instructions
Snow White

Pocahontas Instructions

Rapunzel Instructions

Snow White Instructions
Sofia The First

Tiana Instructions

Sofia The First Instructions

Star Wars AT-ST Marionette Craft

Are you ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming to theaters on December 18 with a Pre-showing December 17 in select theaters? I know I am! Ever since my mom gave me a stuffed ewok as a baby I have been infatuated with the world of Star Wars. It is so great to see a whole new generation dive into the wonder that is The Force and the battle between Jedi and Sith, Good and Evil. This coming Friday the battle will once again rise as Han, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and others return to fight against the tyranny of evil and save the galaxy.



Kids and adults all over the world have begun the Star Wars countdown for the release to theaters, waiting anxiously for the title screen to hit and the scroll of those famous yellow letters. It gets harder to wait every day as the excitement builds, but there are ways to make the wait more bearable. How? Well get crafty of course! Disney has given us the perfect Star Wars AT-ST Marionette craft to help make time move a little faster. Not only can we build it, we can also reenact many of our favorite battles such as the battle of Hoth or the Battle of Endor.

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To download the template and create this awesome Marionette click the links below. One document contains the template and the other includes the instructions. You could also head over to and get the template and instructions there plus many more crafts and recipes inspired by Star Wars.

Star Wars AT-ST Marionette Instructions

Star Wars AT-ST Marionette Template

May the Force Be With You!

Animation Studio LAIKA: Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings poster

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kamekichi (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.



Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)
Voice Cast: Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro

Watch the exclusive debut of the teaser trailer

Winnie the Pooh Winter Party from Disney Family

Winnie the Pooh Winter Party

Celebrate this winter with the most cuddly lovable bear in the Hundred Acre Wood by having a Winnie the Pooh Winter Party! The days may be getting shorter and the weather may be getting colder but Winnie the Pooh will brighten and warm any house this winter season! Inspired from the Hundred Acre Wood, the Winnie the Pooh Winter Party Kit features crafts, recipes and printables needed to make the party a big hit. From favorable treats to adorable garland crafts, the party will surly make your guest travel to the wonderful world of Pooh and his friends.

Use the links below to begin your Winnie the Pooh Party Planning and get the much needed printables to make the best winter party this side of the Hundred Acre Wood. Then you can celebrate winter with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger too!

Winnie the Pooh Winter Party 1

Winnie the Pooh Winter Party 2

Winnie the Pooh Winter Party 3

Winnie the Pooh Winter Party 4

Crafts, recipes and printables featured on Disney Family!

Christmas Classic Fun Activity Pack and Videos

The Original Classic Collect anniversary

With Christmas creeping up – it’s just around the corner! – it’s hard to believe the holidays will soon be over! But don’t fret just yet, there’s still festive fun to be had – we’ve got new crafts and games for you and your family to have!

That’s right, as you can see, Frosty and Santa want you to believe. So download these activities and have some good fun, the whole family will enjoy, the old and the young. Simply click the image and the download will start, then print and create to enjoy all the art!



There’s a word search, a crossword and a coloring page for you. A maze, connect the dots and Train Ticket invitations too. There is so much fun we all will shout that Christmas is near, of that we have no doubt.

You can also watch a few sneak previews, they will help you with a Christmas Classics review.

So enjoy all of this holiday fun that you can share with anyone!

Frosty and Santa Activity Book

Santa Claus is Comin to Town – Kris Kringle

Frosty The Snowman – Mr Policeman

Frosty The Snowman – the Parade

Be sure to grab all the free printables and crafts here, as well as the ones that can be found here. I also have some awesome information that will leave you with knowledge of this Christmas Collection.