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Friday night movies are par for the course around here, especially during the school year. We unwind from the crazy week (when we don’t have a soccer match) cuddled together on the couch. It’s been especially crazy so this week I decided to amp up the movie night fun with some easy decoupage luminaries and costumes.
We’re watching MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron! It was released on Oct 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD and I grabbed it on a recent trip t0 Walmart.
Right at the front of the store I spotted a bunch of MARVEL’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron licensed costumes and a Hulk costume…with muscles. The movie was located in the electronics department.
Considering how much fun Pork Chop has with his Hulk mask and hands, I knew he would flip over the Hulk costume with muscles!
He was super excited when I showed the costume to him. He is still undecided about his actual Halloween costume. We…ummmm…kind of like to dress up so he has several costumes to choose from already. Right now it’s a toss up between the Hulk or a pirate zombie.
They now have Black Widow costumes! I am sure Pea will choose to be some sort of Princess (Aurora is what my money is on since she wants to wear pink) this Halloween but she loves to dress up as all sorts of characters. Our local Walmart didn’t have a Black Widow costume in her size though. I ordered one from Walmart.comand she’s been waiting for the Fedex truck to get here.Dressing up and playing together before settling in to watch a movie allows us to actively connect. Click To Tweet
I considered taking the kids to the movie theater this weekend for the ambiance. As expensive as the theater experience is, I love the atmosphere. The darkened theater and soft globes high on the walls pull you into the movie. So I thought, why not recreate that at home?
Amp up the Movie Night Party with Easy Decoupage Luminaries
I’ve been seeing luminary crafts for Halloween everywhere. Obviously, I’m a big fan of glowing Halloween decorations.
This craft is simple to make and looks so cool! The big plus is that it is ridiculously inexpensive for the supplies.
- 2 glass globes
- Hulk face print out (I just did a search for free Hulk Face printables)
- Spider sticker
- green tissue paper
- red tissue paper
- Modge Podge
- foam brush
- LED tea lights
- foam plate
I printed out the image I wanted on the luminary with my ink jet printer.
Next I placed it under a piece of green tissue paper.
I used a sharpie to trace the image and color it in on the tissue paper.
(I could have done the same with an image of a black widow spider on the red tissue paper but I had the sticker on hand.)
I cut out the sharpie image so that it fits the glass globe vase. Then I ripped up the remaining green tissue paper to use for decoupage.
Taking the Hulk face tissue paper, I carefully painted Modge Podge on both sides of the tissue paper before adhering it to the inside of the bowl. I use the foam plate to lay my tissue paper on while I am painting on the glue.The glue on both sides of the paper made it a cinch to flatten and stretch out how I wanted it.
Then using the ripped up pieces of green tissue paper, paint glue on each side and place inside the vase until the entire surface is cover. Do a finishing coat over the top of the inside of the bowl and let dry.
For the Black Widow luminary I first glued it in the bowl. I attempted to add a fake spider web but the webbing and glue covered fingers don’t play well together. I would advise against trying this. It was a pain!
Decoupage the pieces of red tissue paper on the inside of the bowl like you did with the Hulk luminary.
Place LED light inside and turn it on for an eerie glow!
These look really cool in the dark. I may not have the auditorium seating but with the luminaries, costumes, and popcorn–all for less than what it would cost for all of us to go to the theater and get snacks–my movie nights rock!
Are you having a Halloween Movie Watch Party? Try turning it up a notch with this easy craft! Be sure to check out theMARVEL’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron!