Artsy-Fartsy Link Party #151

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party!! I hope you've had a great week and that you're ready to share what you've been working on! Here are just a few of the fantastic recipes and projects shared at last week's party:

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Adirondack Chairs for Kids by The DIY Dreamer
Instant Pot Spaghetti by Cooking with Curls
Supernova Pleather Drawstring Duffel Backpack by Sew Can Do
Hazelnut Mocha Cheesecake by The Simple Sweet Life
Unicorn Yogurt Bites by Fun with Mama
DIY Scramble Laundry Bag by Exodus Treasures
Dry Rub Recipe for Ribs by Burlap & Blue
Watering Can Garden Art by Create and Save

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Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printables

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Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printables

My daughter is a bookworm and really enjoys reading the Captain Underpants series. When we first heard about Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, we couldn't wait to see it. We went to the local drive-in to see it a few months ago and absolutely loved it! We are counting down the days until we own it on DVD (September 12th!) and have a fun movie night at home!

If you are new to the world of Captain Underpants, rest assured that it is not just a bunch of crude humor. With the incredible voice talent like Kevin Hart (George) and Ed Helms (Captain Underpants and Mr. Krupp), it's a fun and light-hearted story of the great friendship between Harold and George and their connection through a love of writing and creativity told with outrageous humor that even gets parents laughing.

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printables

Snacks are must-have for movie nights. At our Captain Underpants movie night at home, we are incorporating the best sidekicks: Pop Secret popcorn and Lance crackers found at Walmart!

Popcorn is the most "pop"ular snack to enjoy with a movie, and is a delicious, high-quality snack with a great buttery taste that you can feel good about sharing with your family. Crackers are also a fun snack to share! With real peanut butter (or real cheese) sandwiched between crispy baked crackers, up to 5 grams of protein, and no high fructose corn syrup, Lance sandwich crackers are a tasty and satisfying snack solution for family movie night! They're also flavorful, wholesome, filling and portable, so any extras you have will go great in lunch boxes.

Make some Captain Underpants Popcorn for Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printables

To add a little bit of Captain Underpants pizzazz, I decided to dress up our popcorn for the occasion! It's super easy to do, and it tastes amazing!! Pop a bag of Pop Secret butter popcorn according to package directions. Pour it out on a cookie sheet and carefully pick out any un-popped kernels.

Place about 20 red candy melt wafers into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir to help distribute the heat, and cook for an additional 30 seconds until all of the wafers have melted. Carefully pour the candy melt into a baggie and cut the corner off. Drizzle the red deliciousness over the popcorn. Immediately top with red sugar sprinkles to give a bit of sparkle and extra crunch!

Let the popcorn cool while you assemble some awesome Captain Underpants printable popcorn/snack boxes!!

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Popcorn Boxes

These popcorn boxes are going to be a hit at your movie night! To make your own, simply download the free printable Captain Underpants popcorn box template and print on white cardstock. Cut out the box following the outer guideline.

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Popcorn Boxes

Next, use a ruler and a scoring tool to score all of the dotted lines. Carefully fold the paper along the score lines and make a crisp crease. 

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Popcorn Boxes

Use some glue, double-sided tape, or a tape runner and add some stickiness to the tab on the left side of the popcorn box template.

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Popcorn Boxes

Carefully bring both ends of the box together. Line up the edges and place the tab underneath the opposite end of the template. Press well and hold in place until it is stuck together well.

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Popcorn Boxes

Last, but most importantly, assemble the bottom of the box. Fold in the "U" shaped side first, then place the opposite tab through it. Then fold in both of the side tabs. I've shared the images above so you can see both the bottom and the inside of the box when it's assembled.

Make some Captain Underpants Popcorn for Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printables

Now that the popcorn has cooled and the candy melt has set, it needs to be broken up so that it can be easily shared with the whole family! Carefully pick up some of the popcorn, and separate it into single or a couple of attached popcorn pieces. Try not to handle it too much since your hands will be warm enough to melt the topping!

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Popcorn Boxes

Now that the popcorn is ready, you can package it in the boxes for your guests! The oils from the popcorn will leave marks on the cardstock. So to prevent that from happening, I put the pieces of popcorn into clear favor bags and tied the top closed with some red jute twine. To go along with the popcorn, I'm also going to put a package of crackers in each treat box for guests to enjoy. Now our snacks will be in one convenient and personalized-size box while we watch the movie!

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Captain Underpants Bingo

Another fun idea for a movie night is to play bingo!! This Captain Underpants Bingo includes all of your favorite characters, including Captain Underpants (of course), George, Harold, as well as a few new ones you might not recognize yet if you haven't seen the movie! The bingo set includes ten bingo cards, so it's easy to print and use for parties. It's fun for every age to play. The calling cards also include the names of the characters in case you don't know who they are.

(Set includes 10 bingo cards and calling cards in a single PDF file)

Captain Underpants Movie Night Ideas with Free Printable Captain Underpants Bingo

The blank set works a little differently. You get one bingo card with empty spaces (except for the "free" spot). Then print and cut out the bingo pieces so you can assemble the bingo cards yourself! Just glue the pieces in place and you're ready to play!

This is a great option for little hands that want to be creative, or if you have a larger group of people and don't want multiple cards that are the same. The blank bingo set includes all the same characters as the full set, but you can create your own bingo card setup.

(Set includes one blank bingo card, bingo pieces, and calling cards in a single PDF file)

Game Instructions
1. Pick some kind of object to mark your squares (popcorn, candy, glass gems, buttons, etc)
2. Give each player a bingo card and markers (or put your own card together with the blank set).
3. Have each player put a marker over the free space.
4. Have one person choose a calling card and say it out loud. Each player will cover that item on their card with a marker.
5. Once a player has 5 squares covered in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally), call out "BINGO!" and win the game!

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (classroom, home, libraries, etc).
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this printable, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

To lengthen the life of the prints, I would recommend printing the bingo cards and calling cards on cardstock. All sets are 8.5x11 inches and combined in a single PDF format.

Who's your favorite Captain Underpants character?

Now you're ready to plan your own movie night! The Captain Underpants DVD will be available in Walmart stores 9/12! Be sure to reserve your copy now by pre-ordering today (while supplies last)!

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Mini Messenger Bag Pattern

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Make a Mini Messenger Bag with FREE pattern using Therm O Web and Moda fabrics!
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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party #150

Happy Thursday and welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party!! I hope you've had a wonderful week and are ready to share what you've been working on! Here are just a few of the awesome projects and recipes shared at last week's party:

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DIY Chalkboard with Mail & Key Holder by Simply Beautiful by Angela
Crispy Baked Chicken Drumsticks by Fluster Buster
Reading Punch Card Printable by Satusuma Designs
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brownie Bottom by A Sprinkle of Joy
Sensational Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies by My Favorite Finds
Printable Anchor Cards by White House Crafts
IPA Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers by Craft Beering
How to Upholster a Square Stool by Neli Design

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DIY Magnetic Classroom Attendance & Lunch Count Board

Make classroom management easier with a DIY Magnetic Classroom Attendance & Lunch Count Board!

DIY Magnetic Classroom Attendance & Lunch Count Board
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Superhero-Themed Classroom Tour

Thanks to Oriental Trading for all their help in making our classroom a success! As always, all opinions are my own.

My husband is a 3rd grade teacher and is simply amazing at his job. He's great with the kids, and creates the perfect atmosphere for both fun and learning. I'm someone who would be terrible at teaching kids, but I can't resist jumping in to help him decorate and organize his classroom! Now that school is back in session, I wanted to take you all on a back-to-school classroom tour to show off our handiwork!

3rd Grade Classroom Tour with Superhero Theme
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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party #149

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party!! I hope your week has been fantastic and that you're ready to share what you've been working on! Here are just a few of the fantastic recipes and projects shared at last week's party:

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R2-D2 Nerd Shelf by Jennifer Maker
Fail-Proof Homemade Carrot Cake by Live Like You Are Rich
Lined Zipper Pouch by I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Apple Pretzel Bites by Burlap and Blue
Italian Pasta Salad by Simply Stacie
Fun Summer Tote Bag by Love Create Celebrate
3-Ingredient Blackberry Jam by Kleinworth & Co.
First & Last Day of School Interview Printables by Somewhat Simple

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Unicorn-Themed Pottery Birthday Party

Thanks to As You Wish Pottery for hosting our Unicorn-Themed Pottery Birthday Party! As always, all opinions are my own.

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Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags

Thanks to Oriental Trading for making this post possible. As always, all opinions are my own.

My husband is a third grade teacher and absolutely loves it. He really enjoys helping kids learn, and works hard to make sure that they all have fun at the same time. The classroom is decorated in a superhero theme, so naturally he would incorporate that into the Meet the Teacher Night to introduce himself to the new students before school starts!

Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags with Free Printable Tags

Along with all the paperwork and getting to choose their desks, the students are also going to receive these SUPER fun Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags! They are filled with lots of fun items that are sure to make a great start to the school year.

Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags with Free Printable Tags

No matter what "theme" you're going for, you can find a ton of fun items to add to goodie bags at Oriental Trading. We chose a few school supplies like Superhero Erasers and Superhero Pencils with Capes, as well as some Superhero Saying Rubber Bracelets and Superhero Stickers that they can wear and use to decorate their school supplies.

Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags with Free Printable Tags

I also designed some "Super" gift tags to add to the bags. All you need to do to use them is print them out on white cardstock, cut them out (or use a 3" paper punch), and then use a smaller hole punch to attach them to the bag!


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (home, libraries, classrooms, etc).
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags with Free Printable Tags

Each goodie bag gets a pencil, two stickers, a bracelet and an eraser. We also added a bookmark and a small treat to each one as a few more surprises.

Back to School Superhero Goodie Bags

You could also put these together for birthday party favors, school spirit week, and more! My husband is so excited to give these out to the new students, and I think they are going to be a hit at back to school night!

What would you include in Back to School Goodie Bags?

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Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate

Thanks to Hasbro for the Gaming Crate seen in this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Plan a Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Game nights are one of my family's favorite ways to spend time together. Card and board games can be a lot of fun, and are often educational at the same time! We're always on the lookout for new and different games to play. The Hasbro Gaming Crate is a new way to have family game night delivered to your door! Get ready for friendly competition, interactive play and hilarious opportunities to laugh with your family and friends.

Plan a Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Hasbro Gaming Crate caters to multiple types of gamers with two themed crates that include never-before-seen games:

The Party Crate: Contains games with content geared toward college students, young adults, and parents who are looking to enjoy “adults-only” game nights. New party games include: Judgmental, Box of Rocks, and Speak Out: Joe Santagato Edition

The Family Crate: Offers games designed to be played together and enjoyed equally by kids and adults. New family games include: Mask of the Pharaoh, Leo Goes to the Barber, and Tricky Wishes

Play Leo Goes to the Barber for Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Leo Goes to the Barber was the first game we opened in our crate. This one is a roaring good time! Recommended for ages 6+, your family will work together to guide Leo the Lion through the jungle to get to the barber shop in this wildly fun, award winning, and cooperative game.

Play Leo Goes to the Barber for Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

2-5 players need to help Leo make his way to Bobo the barber -but he has only 12 hours to make his way through the jungle. On his way, he meets a lot of friends to chat with. If he doesn’t reach Bobo in time, he has to try again the next "day". 

In this game, the whole family works as a team to accomplish Leo's goal. Since you set up the game tiles different every time you play, it makes the game different every time! The game boosts memory skills, teaches the basics of time management, and the clock helps them to learn time while they are having fun.

Play Tricky Wishes for Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Tricky Wishes is a card game where players must match three kinds of wishes: a Superpower, a Gift, and a World Harmony. Players can take turns swapping, shuffling, and peeking at card wishes to collect the highest-scoring set. Recommended for ages 8+.
Play Tricky Wishes for Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

This is a really fun party or family game for 3-5 players that plays in 3-5 minutes! With simple rules, this memory, intuition and bluffing game is as much about playing the game as it is about playing the other players.

Play Mask of the Pharaoh for Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Recommended for ages 10+, Mask of the Pharaoh is a cooperative virtual-reality board game the whole family will love! While wearing the included VR mask, you must quickly describe what you see while the other players use game tiles to complete the path to the riches so the whole team can win!

Play Mask of the Pharaoh for Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Players work together to create a map of the maze with the game tiles. By putting on the "Mask of the Pharaoh" with a smartphone inserted with the Mask of the Pharaoh app, players take turns getting a 360ยบ view of the maze. This player explains to the team members what they see and their teammates use this description to create a map of the maze.

Each player gets one minute to explain what they see, then the play passes to the next player (who will be presented a different view of the maze). Repeat this seven times, then players win the game if the complete map is connected from the entrance to the goal correctly!

Plan a Family Game Night with Hasbro Gaming Crate #HasbroGamingCrate

Each Hasbro Gaming Crate is delivered to your door every 3 months for $49.99 with a zany theme and surprises each time. The crate includes an exclusive collection of 3 games selected by Hasbro gaming experts just for you. If you need a break from all the fun, you can skip your delivery or easily cancel your subscription.

What's your family's favorite board game?

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LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell with Free Printable Little Mermaid Coloring Word Search

Thanks to LEGO for sending us the Disney Ariel set that inspired the Free Printable Little Mermaid Word Search. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

As a kid, I remember going with my family to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid in theaters. I fell in love with the movie immediately and drew characters from the movie all the time. When it was finally released on VHS (the OLD days), I was ecstatic when we purchased it to watch every day! I eventually memorized the entire movie, and it is still one of my favorites today. When I heard about the new LEGO Disney The Little Mermaid set, I knew I had to have it! This LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set is easy to build and perfect for fans of Disney’s The Little Mermaid to reenact their favorite scenes or create new stories of their own.

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

One of my favorite parts about building with LEGO is that everyone has their own way of doing it! Some work by dumping all the pieces together, then working piece by piece. My daughter has always been one to organize the pieces by color, then follows the instructions meticulously to build the sets. By sorting this way, she seems to find the pieces she needs quickly and easily. So next time your kids are building, take a minute to notice how they do it!

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

Recommended for ages 5-12, this 222-piece set offers age-appropriate build and play experience. My daughter was able to read the easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions all on her own and was so proud of herself once she finished building.

Unless things get really messed up, my daughter refuses to let anyone help her build these sets. However, I am asked to watch the entire time because I have the important job of putting the stickers on. Her independence and apparent lack of sticker skills makes me laugh every time. These are the moments that I will always try to remember.

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

The first part of the set she completed was Ariel's cave. She thought it was so cool that she was able to build a working sliding glass door for her to swim through to get to her room! This part of the build took the longest, but it's definitely worth it. I love the attention to detail and how colorful everything is!

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

Once Ariel swims through the door to her room, she can sit at her vanity with a pink clamshell seat to brush and add a flower to her hair.

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

There's also a seat on the opposite side of the room to sit and enjoy a cookie, and a refreshing drink from a goblet she probably found in a sunken ship!

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

Speaking of things found in a sunken ship, Ariel can swim above her cave to admire her "whosits and whatsits galore"! Accessories like coins, gems, and other "thingamabobs" fill up the treasure chest, which sits in between a ship’s wheel and the iconic Prince Eric statue.

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

Ursula’s grotto reminds me a lot of her grotto in the movie, including potion bottles, lipstick (of course) and a buildable crystal globe to contain Ariel’s voice! You'll also see Ursula wearing the magical necklace that will eventually break the spell. 

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

Ursula's really quite the business woman when you think about it. Making trades with poor unfortunate souls for spells, like Ariel giving up her beautiful voice to be able to have legs instead of a fin makes her a very busy woman! Will the Ursula manage to persuade Ariel to sign the contract?

"Now, sing!"
"Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah"
"Keep singing!"
"Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah"

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

To help her transform from mermaid to human, place Ariel inside the revolving stand and swap Ariel’s mermaid tail for legs!

"Look at ya! Look at ya! There's something different. Don't tell me. I got it. It's your hairdo, right? You've been using the dinglehopper, right?"

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set!

This is such a fun set! Kids (and kids at heart) are going to have hours of fun reliving moments from Disney’s The Little Mermaid and creating new stories of their own with these iconic characters.

Free Printable Little Mermaid Coloring Word Search

For more Little Mermaid fun, I've put together a free printable Little Mermaid-themed word search that kids of all ages are going to love!

Free Printable Little Mermaid Coloring Word Search

Go grab your crayons, colored pencils, and markers, because there's an image of Ariel above the word search to color before or while you try to find character names and vocabulary from the movie!

Free Printable Little Mermaid Coloring Word Search

Download The Little Mermaid Word Search

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (i.e. classrooms, home, libraries).
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Explore the secrets of the sea with Ariel and Flounder with LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell and Free Printable Little Mermaid Coloring Word Search

What are you waiting for? Go grab the LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set and make it "part of your world"!

Who's your favorite Little Mermaid character?
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