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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party! I'm excited to have you here and welcome to everyone who's new!! I hope you had a wonderful week and are all ready to show off what you've been working on! Thanks to all those who linked up last party. I look forward to seeing what everyone has had to share!! I can't say enough how inspired I am every week by the projects and recipes shared and am looking forward to reading all the new posts that you link up.

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Here are a few of my favorite posts that were shared at the last party:

Artsy-Fartsy Link Party Features at artsyfartsymama.com

Orange Flavored French Toast by Cooking on the Front Burner
How to Embroider Burlap by C.R.A.F.T.
Bacon Wrapped JalapeƱos by The Classy Chapter
Pink and Yellow Triangle Clay Necklace by Urban Sleek Blonde
Teacher Appreciation Printable Gift Card Holder by Mabey She Made It
Hasselback Tailgate Potatoes by The Domestic Geek
Reversible Book Bag Tutorial by Doing Splendid
Flower Wreath Cupcakes by Val Event Gal

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Link up your awesome crafts, DIYs, and recipes to share!

A few guidelines:
  • The party starts every Thursday at 12:00am MST
  • Link as many posts as you'd like! Make sure they are a specific post (not your homepage)
  • All craft, recipe, beauty, and DIY posts welcome. No shops or link parties, please.
  • Visit at least 3 other links and leave some comments (because we all love comments!)

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Avengers-Themed Girl's Night

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My daughter really looks forward to our girl's nights together, and often plans the evening out with some kind of theme. In anticipation of MARVEL'S The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to theaters on May 1st, we decided to have an Avengers-themed girl's night! Our plan was to watch The Avengers while eating snacks, playing bingo, and finishing the evening with some Hulk cake pops!!


Unfortunately, my daughter is at the age where she's noticing that people say that certain things are for girls and others are just for boys. Sometimes she feels like she "can't" play with action figures or other "boy" things. I try to tell her that superheroes are for girls, too, and that she can choose to play with any kind of toys she wants. Just looking at her, she is as girly as it gets, but she absolutely loves everything superhero and was so excited to have an evening dedicated to everything Avengers!


We found a lot of fun Avengers toys and snacks at Walmart, so I let my daughter choose a couple toys to play with during the movie. She found the Marvel Avengers Titan Hero Series Thor Figure and was excited to let him be a superhero to all her Barbies at home.

We also found the Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Stark Tech Armor with Tony Stark and Hulk figure featuring the Hulkblaster from the new movie!! It's perfect for little hands, and my daughter loves all the fun features like the Hulk being able to jump up and knock Iron Man out of the Hulkblaster!


Toys are always fun, but my daughter is also a huge fan of reading and puzzles. Luckily, we found two MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron books with comic book-style stories based on the new movie. She read the books as soon as we got home, and again after the movie at bedtime. The puzzle is 100 pieces which will keep her busy for a little while and comes in a resealable bag!


The Avengers Kellogg's Fruit Snacks and Cheez-It baked snack crackers make a fun movie snack, especially when you can put them in The Avengers plastic cups!! Both the crackers and fruit snacks have Avengers shapes and fun packaging to get us in superhero mode.


You can find The Avengers Kellogg's Fruit Snacks and Cheez-It baked snack crackers in the snack aisle in Walmart. There is also a MARVEL Avengers: Age of Ultron display in the toy section of Walmart with all kinds of new Avengers products and interactive displays that work with the Super Heroes Assemble app (available on both Android and iTunes)!! It was fun going through Walmart and looking at all the awesome Avengers merchandise that would make our girl's night even better.


Before the movie, we played my Free Printable Avengers Bingo I designed just for our party! The printable bingo includes our favorite superheroes and some new characters that you'll find in MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron! The Avengers Cheez-It crackers came in handy to be our bingo markers, and made an even better snack when we were done playing! 


During the movie, we ate our snacks and enjoyed some Hulk Cake Pops for dessert!! To make the cake pops, we channeled our inner Hulk and SMASHED Oreos for the hair and had a blast!! The cake pops are simple to make, and I'd love to see if you make them, too.

We had so much fun having a girl's night to prepare for the release of MARVELS The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Which Avenger hero are you most excited to see in the movie?


Hulk Cake Pops

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My daughter's favorite Avengers character is The Hulk. I'm not quite sure if it's because he's green and towers over his fellow superheroes, or if it's just because he likes to smash everything to bits. Either way, I must agree that he is pretty awesome. In anticipation of MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to theaters on May 1st, we made some Hulk Cake Pops together for a girl's night!!

Hulk Cake Pops Ingredients at artsyfartsymama.com

To make these cake pops, you'll need:
Cake Mix - any flavor! (You 'll also need the additional ingredients listed on the box)
Candy Sticks
Green Candy Melts
Oreo's
Black Writing Gel
Cake Pop Maker

Prep:
  1. In a mixing bowl combine the cake mix ingredients as directed.
  2. Twist 6-10 Oreo's apart and place the side with the least amount of frosting on it into a plastic bag. (You want to use the non-frosted sides, otherwise the Hulk pops will have more of an aged look with white "hair" showing through...)
  3. Let the kids go Hulk-wild and SMASH those Oreo's to crumbs (you could also use a food processor, but acting like the Hulk is more fun!!). While the kids are smashing Oreo's, take a break and enjoy the frosted Oreo sides with a glass of cold milk.

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I prefer to make cake pops with a cake pop maker. Using a cake pop maker gives the pops a cake texture and are made in about 4-6 minutes. However, if you don't have a cake pop maker, don't worry!! Simply bake your cake in a 9x13 pan. Let it cool after baking, then channel your inner Hulk and SMASH that cake up!! Mix in some frosting, and form cake balls with your hands.

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Melt a few pieces of candy melts and dip one end of the candy stick in it. Then, push the candy stick into the cake pop. Place the cake pop stick side up in a cake pop stand or in a container and place in the freezer for a few minutes. The chocolate will help give the cake pop stability and keep the stick in place while dipping.

Hulk Cake Pops at artsyfartsymama.com

Heat up more candy melts according to package directions. Dip the cake pops into the candy melts, then hold and turn the pop over the bowl to let the excess drip off. Once it cools enough, you can stand the pop up on a cake pop stand or in some styrofoam to set. Repeat for all the cake pops.

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Add a little bit of melted candy melt on the top of the Hulk's head where you want the hair to go. Sprinkle some crushed Oreo over the candy melt until you get the coverage you want. The smaller the Oreo crumbs, the better.

Hulk Cake Pops at artsyfartsymama.com

Use some black writing gel to draw a Hulk face, and your Hulk cake pops are done! These cake pops are fun to share at Hulk or Avenger-themed birthday parties, or just for fun. My daughter and I enjoyed making these together at our Avenger-themed girl's night!!


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