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Star Wars Tie Interceptor With Recyclables

Star Wars Tie Interceptor Craft made out of paper bowls & recyclables

Star Wars mania has hit my house. The premiere of the new movie is less than a week away and I can’t wait. My husband & I are already planning our Star Wars date night. My daughter is not that much into Star Wars yet, but she is still always willing to help me with a craft, no matter what it may be.

Tie Interceptor

What you will need:

2 Paper bowls

2 sections of egg carton cups

2 sections of egg carton pointed

2 long narrow pieces of cardboard about 14″ long

Gray or silver paint

Black & Silver markers

Glue gun

Wooden skewer

Directions:

Cut your egg carton & cardboard pieces.

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Glue the two paper bowls together with the wooden skewer centered in the middle.

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Paint all of your pieces. I removed the skewer so that my daughter could paint & not poke herself.  (Notice her festive attire. She has been in her holiday dress the whole weekend. She loves being Mrs. Claus.)

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Let all the pieces dry. Draw the windows of interceptor with black & silver markers in the center of the bowl.

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I slid the skewer back through & the cut two slits into the egg carton pieces &  slid it through. Use a glue gun to secure the egg carton in place & do this to the opposite end as well.

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Next glue the pointed egg carton end to the center of the cardboard pieces. Bend the cardboard on both ends at about 5″ in. Use a bead of glue in the crease to keep the bend formed.

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Squeeze glue into the hole at the top of the pointed egg carton section. Add glue to the top of the section and onto the skewer.

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Let the glue dry.

My daughter does not like Star Wars, but did still have fun flying our new interceptor around.

Star Wars Tie Interceptor Craft made out of paper bowls & recyclables

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20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For The Kids

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love. The Levitator is so cool.
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Last week my sister-in-law had asked me to make Star Wars inspired footprint crafts out of my nephews feet. I was so excited being that I am a bit of a Star Wars geek. I was happy with the results & so was she.

Star Wars Inspired Footprint Crafts - Adorable Keepsakes made out of kid's feet

The post was very popular & after a lot of feedback on our Star Wars project, I realized that a new generation of Star Wars fans were here. Star Wars is a favorite of both young & old & with the new movie coming out it is just gaining more fans every day. I can remember being a young girl and playing with my action figures. Leah was my favorite, of course. I loved her so much, that my mother had to put my hair in those famous side buns every day.

The holidays are upon us. If you have a little one that embraces the force as much as I did, I know that they will love these great Christmas gift ideas inspired by the movie.

JEDI MIND TRAINING

Use science to suspend and move things in air with this …

Star Wars Jedi Force Levitator

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Challenge your mind or a friend with this 3D maze puzzle.

Death Star Maze & Puzzle Box

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

ITS ALL FUN & DROIDS

Now why didn’t they have these when I was little. I am half tempted to buy these for my daughter just so I can play with them.

Darth Vader Potato Head or Storm Trooper Potato Head

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

 

What child doesn’t like Legos? They always make the perfect gift.

Star Wars Legos

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

FOR YOUR LITTLE WOOKIE

Chewbacca Slippers

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

 

TO DECORATE YOUR DEATH STAR

All of these would be great for a Star Wars themed room.

 

Star Wars Peel & Stick Wall Decals

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Star War Night Light

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Darth Vader Alarm Clock

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Light Saber Motion Lamp

 

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

FEELING CRAFTY

I am a huge fan of hand, foot & finger print crafts. This is adorable & all of the creations look like so much fun to make.

Star Wars Thumb Doodles Kit

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Make 30 different folded flyers.

Star Wars Folded Paper Flyers

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH FOOD

I am sure a few little Star Wars fans will love waking up to a waffle in the shape of the Death Star.

 

Death Star Waffle Maker

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

If your child enjoys helping you cook, check out this adorable measuring set.

R2D2 Measuring Cups

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Star Wars & candy.. two great things that go great together.

Star Wars Jelly Belly Dispenser

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

This R2D2 lunch box has both light & sound.

 

R2D2 Light Up Lunch Kit

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

LUKE, I AM GOING TO READ TO YOU

See the gentler side of Vader in these sweet & funny children’s books.

Darth Vader & Son or Good Night Darth Vader

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

AND FOR THE STOCKING

If your child is anything like mine than they love Bandaids. My daughter fakes boo boos just to be able to put them on & just a plain Bandaid won’t do.

Star Wars Band Aids

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

Add a little fun to tooth brushing with these cool toothbrushes.

Star Wars Toothbrushes

20 Star Wars Themed Gifts For Christmas That The Kids Will Love

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Star Wars Inspired Footprints

Star Wars Inspired Footprint Crafts - Adorable Keepsakes made out of kid's feet

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I try very little to hide my love for footprint art. I love it. I just can’t help it. So when my sister-in-law called me over the weekend and asked me if I would be willing to do footprints of her baby, I jumped at the chance. I asked her what she had in mind & could not have been more excited by her answer. She had requested Star Wars footprints. If you follow me on Facebook, you have probably already noticed by the many Star Wars crafts, activities and things that I am a big fan. I was actually shocked at myself that I had not yet thought of making these.

Mai & I visited with her aunt & cousin. Mai wanted to help paint his little baby feet.

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They were so tiny compared to my daughters. I had forgotten that feet could even be that small. I was a little worried at first, not having done a footprint craft on a foot so tiny in quite some time, but after the first one, I was excited and ready for more. Once I started, I could not stop.

Footprint Inspired by a Storm Trooper from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Luke Skywalker from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by R2D2 from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Chewbacca from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Darth Vader from Star Wars

Footprint Inspired by Yoda from Star Wars

My sister-in-law loved them & I was pretty pleased with them as well. Check out more Star Wars gift ideas.

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This Sick Mom’s List of Favorite Movies

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When I am sick & in bed there are only two things I like to do, sleep & watch movies. I love movies. We have a large collection of them. I have so many favorites, it is sometimes difficult to know which one’s to pick. As I look through our collection of films trying to choose one, it got me thinking of my favorite movies of all time. In my sick haze I have compiled a list of some of my top picks. Incidentally, the movie I chose to watch as I type this in bed, is Adam Sandler’s ‘Bed Time Stories’. It did not make any of my lists but it is awfully cute.

Favorite Romantic Comedies

1. The Princess Bride  – This is actually my all time favorite movie. It has been ever since I a saw it in the movie theater when it first released in 1987.

2. Say Anything

3. 50 First Dates

Favorite Dark Comedies

1. In Bruges – If you have not seen this Colin Farrell movie about a hit man in hiding in Bruges, Belgium. It is a must see. My husband & I liked this so much we actually visited Bruges just to see all the landmarks in the film.
2. War of the Roses
3. Raising Arizona

Favorite Musicals

1. Grease – I love musicals but Grease tops the list with it’s good girl meets bad boy story line & catchy sound track.
2. My Fair Lady
3. Chicago

Favorite Feel Good Movies

1. August Rush – This has quickly become one of my new all time favorites. This is a beautiful story of an orphan who uses his musical prodigy to find his parents. I tear up every time.                               2. Legally Blond

3. Matilda

Favorite Dramas

1. Legends of the Fall – I love this movie about 3 brothers all in love with the same woman. My husband and I if we had a boy were going to name him Tristan, which was Brad Pitt’s character’s name in this movie.
2. Braveheart
3. The Departed

Favorite Comedies

1. Caddy Shack  – It was almost impossible to pick my favorite comedies because I have so many. There are so many great ones out there that I could quote & requote a million times but Caddy Shack definitely takes my top spot.

2. Tommy Boy

3. Billy Madison

Favorite Sci-Fi

1. Star Wars series  – I love Star Wars. I really do. I own them all.

2. ET  

3. Krull – It is super cheesy & old. The special effects are terrible but I still love this movie. I don’t care.

Favorite Action Movies

1. The Professional                                                                                                                              

2. Die Hard

3. Taken

Favorite Romantic Dramas

1. Titantic – The only movie that I have ever gone to the theater multiple times to see.
2. The Bridges of Madison County
3. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favorite Horror/Thrillers

1. The Shining – “All work & no play make Jack a dull boy.”
2. Scream
3. Identity

Favorite Fantasy Movies

1. All of the Harry Potter series – I love all things Harry Potter. The books are also included in my list of favorite books.
2. Big Fish
3. Stardust

Favorite Animated Films

1. The Little Mermaid – I think it is all about the music for me in this one. I know every song by heart. My girlfriend & I auditioned for a high school talent show with ‘Part of Your World’
2. Despicable Me
3. Brave

Favorite Classics

1. Gone With the Wind – I just watched this recently on Netflix & it is just as fantastic as I remember.

2. Sabrina

3. An Affair to Remember

Favorite Movies That I Am A Little Embarrassed About

1. The House Bunny – Ok, so Anna Farris plays a Playboy bunny who becomes a failing sorority’s house mother. It is silly & dumb but oh my god is it funny.
2. Romy & Michelle
3. Bring it On

These are just my personal favorites and opinions. They by no means represent the top movies according to the masses. If you do not see your favorites add them in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts.

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