[BlogFrog_px tk=”79-O-JY”]We have three girls. A rainy summer day is perfect for creating and pretending. There are few things that my girls love more than pretend play. They get a bin of fancy dresses, silly hats, ostentatious scarves, grab a couple pairs of my high heels and it is their dream day of fun! Recently, we discovered the movie Kiara on Redbox. We compared princess Kiara to other princesses we know, Rapunzel, Cinderella, our Barbie Mermaids, etc., and decided today to create our own princesses from paper dolls (made from cardboard) for our own “show”. Coming soon to a Redbox near you: “Be a Princess”, by the Quirky Kids.
How to “Be a Princess”:
What qualities do you want your princess to have? We enjoyed discussing together whether we wanted our princess to be brave, or silly, or cute/clueless, or in charge. As a parent this was a difficult discussion as there are seemingly competing ideals that we would like to encourage in our girls. Example: courage. We want our girls to be courageous in the face of adversity, but we also want them to respond with caution and think about the wisdom or consequences of an action before “jumping to the rescue”.
We discussed the various plots in movies we had watched in the past and with our princess dolls we tried to imagine a different princess in the same situation. How would Kiara have responded when she saw the lanterns rise into the sky? What would Cinderella have done if she had to rescue her father with her flying pal? Would Ariel have had a different ending if she were super chatty and able to talk freely?
Supplies used to make our paper dolls:
- Template for the dolls
- Old cardboard box
- Yarn for hair
- Pipe-cleaner bent for arms
- Craft stick
- Spray paint
- Glitter, sequins, googly eyes, etc.
We created a template that you can use to cut your own doll from cardboard, and use the second template to create changeable clothes – a princess needs accessories!
Becoming a Princess:
We cut the pattern out of the cardboard, spray painted them (for time, we wanted this craft to be done in an hour “ more time for play), hot glued the pipe-cleaner arms, hair, eyes, and the stick to the dolls. Then we decorated and embellished our princesses. Turn a table on it’s side, cover it with a shawl and you have the perfect stage for your paper dolls to be the princesses they were made them to be.
Make your kids feel like royalty! Rent Kiara or another Family Fun title from Redbox between 7/9 and 7/28 for a chance to win a Princess Cruise for your family. Official Sweepstakes Rules
3 Easy ways to enter!
1. Rent a participating movie or game at a Redbox kiosk before 8/27 and enter your email at checkout.Click here for a complete list of participating titles
2. Reserve a Summer Family Fun movie or game online before 8/27
3. Go here to find out how to enter without renting
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Redbox. The opinions and text are all mine.