When I first saw the trailer for the new Mirror Mirror movie, I knew a trip to the theater would be part of our Spring Break plans. Snow White was one of the first movies I saw in the theater myself as a little girl (when it was re-released in the 70's, not the original in 1937!) and I knew my own kids would love seeing a "real-life" version of one of their favorite animated movies. The movie comes out on March 30th and it's rated PG, so it'll be perfect for my family.
Then, shortly after I saw the trailer, I was contacted by the makers of the movie to come up with a craft or project inspired by the Snow White story. Seriously, how cool is that? One of my projects connected to a major motion picture? It's the closest I'll ever come to being a movie star!!
Now, before I get to my project, here's a brief synopsis (check out the amazing cast!)
One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.
And you have to check out the Mirror, Mirror website. You can watch the trailer for the movie and your kids can play in Snow White's virtual dressing room, choosing their own outfits and hairstyles for the princess. Oh, and check out the Social Queen tab on the website ~ it's a clever little clip showing the Queen using all sorts of social media! Of course, you can follow and "like" Mirror, Mirror on Facebook yourself and even see what they have on Pinterest!
Now for my Mirror, Mirror inspired project...
I knew right away that I wanted my project to have some sort of mirror. I also knew that I wanted this mirror to be very special, even magical, just like the one in Snow White. The girls and I love the way it turned out (my son thought it was cool, but preferred to just let his sisters use its magic!)
Check it out...
First, we have this lovely maiden.
She's sweet and kind,
but is she the fairest in the land?
I don't know,
let's consult with our magic mirror...
The lovely maiden peers
into the magic mirror and...
Indeed, she is the fairest in the land!
A lovely princess wearing
a gorgeous, gem-studded crown!
And look, the magic mirror will work on all the
lovely maidens in the castle.
The magic powers of the mirror
will even work on the royal kitten.
It even makes a tired mommy look a little better,
but you'll just have to take my word on that one!
This mirror is such a fun little addition to the girls' bedroom and it was so inexpensive and easy to make! (The only hard part was trying to photograph it! Have you ever tried to take a halfway decent picture of a mirror without getting yourself or the room behind it in the shot? It's really tough!!)
Here's what to do...
1. Find a mirror that's big enough to include a life-size crown. I lucked out and found this mirror at Goodwill for just $8. With a little bit of pink spray paint, it was perfect!
2. Next, gather your supplies ~ some glitter glue, some sparkly gems, and a hot glue gun. (I found all these gems at the Dollar Store.)
3. Have your child stand a normal distance away from the mirror, and use the glitter glue to draw the size and position of the bottom of your crown so it will "fit" on their head when they look in the mirror.
|It's a little tricky to see, but notice the curved line?|
4. Then, using hot glue, begin attaching the gems to the mirror until your crown is full of sparkling gems and jewels! (I originally planned on just using the glitter glue to attach the gems, but it was taking forever to dry, so I moved on to my handy glue gun instead!)
5. Next, I just outlined around the gems with the glitter glue to add a little more sparkle and substance to our crown.
6. Finally, tie a bow with some sparkly ribbon (mine was also from the Dollar store) and attach it to the back of your mirror so you can hang it up.
7. That's it! Hang up your mirror and enjoy a little magic each time you catch your reflection and see the princess within!
So how about you? Will you be seeing the Mirror Mirror movie with your family when it comes out on March 30th? How would you like a cool prize pack to go along with it?
The generous folks at Relativity Media have put together this great prize pack for one lucky winner:
- $25 Fandango gift card
- Apple Snow Globe
- Lip Balm
- Mirror Compact
- Tote Bag
To enter, just leave me a comment on this post. (It can be about anything ~ your favorite Snow White memory, your plans for the Mirror, Mirror movie, your thoughts on our Magic Mirror!)
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Finally, make sure you check out these other fantastic projects inspired by Snow White and Mirror, Mirror that are being shared this week!
- Rub-on Personalized Mirrors @ The Mom Creative (3/23)
- Mirror, Mirror Ornament @ 733 Blog (3/26)
- Snow White Subway Art @ Tatertots and Jello (3/27)
- Puppy Love Bubble Potion @ Pink and Green Mama (3/29)
- Queen's Palace/Castle Project @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree (3/30)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Relativity Media. However, all opinions and the mirror project are 100% mine. (The two lovely maidens and the royal kitten are mine too!)
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