Halloween Fun With Frankenweenie and Tinker Bell

If you’re looking to fill today with a bit of Halloween fun, Disney have sent me some great Halloween activity sheets to get you and the whole family in the spooky spirit.

Firstly we have some brilliant Halloween party ideas from Tinker Bell and The Secret of The Wings.

How about some yummy carrot cakes for your party? or a pair of sparkly wings? or even a carved Tinker Bell Pumpkin?

The instructions for all of these fun ideas can be found on this Tinkerbell Activity Pack.

Tinkerbell Activity Pack

Pumpkin carving may look unachievable impressive, but with a good template it’s actually deceivingly easy. These templates are all simply cut out the copied imaged, none of the shaving involved in shading images, which can be a bit tricky.

Heres another simple pumpkin carving template from Disney’s Frankenweenie. This Spooky Sparky Pumpkin will make an awesome focal point for your Halloween party table display.

They would go great with the Frankenweenie Halloween Masks I posted a few weeks ago, here’s another link to those just so you don’t have to hunt them down:

Frankenweenie Character Masks Instructions

Frankenweenie Sparky Mask

Frankenweenie Victor Mask

Frankenweenie Elsa Mask

Frankenweenie Weird Girl Mask

As a special Halloween treat, here’s a video of Sparky from Frankenweenie enjoying some freaky Halloween hijinks. Enjoy!

Spider-Man Rapid Fire Web Shooter – Review

The Amazing Spider-Man was one of the most anticipated movies in the Toybuzz household this summer. After the thrill of watching the Avengers on the big screen, we all couldn’t wait to see what the reboot of Spider Man was going to be like.

Obviously we all loved it, I thought Andrew Garfield did a really great job as Peter Parker. There was however something Jacob was looking forward to nearly as much as the movie itself, New Spider-Man Toys!

So imagine his delight when we were sent The Spider-Man Rapid Fire Web Shooter from The Disney Store for us to review.

The Spider-Man Rapid Fire Web Shooter comes with the strap to the wrist web shooter, and 5 web bullets. It doesn’t however come with the Spider-Man Glove which is a bit disappointing. However if you have another of The Amazing Spider-Man toys like the Dual Web Blaster you can use that glove with the Rapid Fire Web Shooter just fine.

I’m sure this is true of most young boys, but Jacob has a real love of toys which include flying projectiles. Nerf guns especially. So the Rapid Fire Web Blaster is the best of both worlds for him, combining his love of Spider-Man with his attraction for fast flying bullets.

The fact that it fits on his wrist and he can flick his fingers and make the webs fly just like Spidey is his favourite part. Ever since we went on holiday 2 years ago and met Spider-Man there, the special thing he does with his fingers has been an important part of Spider-Man to Jacob. Spider-Man spent about 5 minutes showing Jacob how to do the web slinging fingers properly, and it really stuck with him.

The web’s you shoot are obviously not webs but plastic darts. This didn’t hamper Jacob’s enthusiasm though, he didn’t question why they weren’t real webs or anything.

The one drawback we found with the darts is the colour. They are a really light grey colour, and almost immediately one got lost.  So be careful to keep an eye on where you are shooting, as you could have a hard job finding them again afterwards.

The box specifically mentions not to use any other darts in the product, so apart from getting replacements from the manufacturer you’ll have one less dart.

Take care whilst reloading. I very nearly got hit by a bullet whilst loading the shooter, so now always point the web shooter down whilst loading bullets, and make sure you read the instructions (which I initially didn’t do and that’s why I nearly got hit). Rotate the barrel of the shooter manually when reloading, not by pushing the release button. The Bullets can fly out at you if you press the button down, they will not when you turn the barrel manually.

Another thing to be aware of is the speed and velocity in which the web bullets are fired. They are very fast and travel a long way (4m), so make sure that your youngster knows never to aim at the face or eyes as it could be quite dangerous.

The recommended age is 5+ and I think that is a good call by Hasbro, I wouldn’t be comfortable giving it to children any younger. My Jacob is 5 in 2 months, so I think he can be trusted, but he still has to be well supervised with it.

In my opinion it’s not one for the youngest of fans, but Spider-Man lovers over 5 will really appreciate being able to sling webs just like their hero.

Thanks to the Disney Store for sending us The Amazing Spider-Man Rapid Fire Web Shooter for review.

Another set of Frankenweenie activity sheets – Perfect for Halloween

This week Disney have sent me over another set of brilliantly creepy Frankenweenie activity sheets, which would be perfect for Halloween parties / trick or treating.

This game of pin the tail on Sparky will be electrifying fun for the kids

Pin-the-Tail on Sparky Game

Pin the Tail on Sparky Instructions

And these print and cut out masks will make you the envy of others during the Trick or Treating

Frankenweenie Sparky Mask

Frankenweenie Victor Mask

Frankenweenie Elsa Mask

Frankenweenie Weird Girl Mask

Frankenweenie Character Masks Instructions

Frankenweenie is out in cinemas October 17th in 3D

 

 

 

Frankenweenie Activity Sheets

As you probably know Disney’s new very aptly timed Halloween-esque movie Frankenweenie is out in Cinemas 17th October.

Me and Thomas are big big fans of Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, so we are both really excited to see what director Tim Burton’s latest Disney Movie has to offer.

It’s the heart warming story of Victor, a boy who suddenly and unexpectedly loses his beloved pet dog Sparky. Still overcome with grief Victor decides to try and bring Sparky back to life, and unexpectedly succeeds. Obviously this isn’t the most usual of occurrences and despite trying to keep Sparky secret, once his parents, teachers and friends find out things start to get interesting.

Frankenweenie looks from the trailer to be a beautiful black and white stop motion movie. The familiar sound of the Danny Elfman score, plus the wonderful voice talents of some of my favourite actors like Catherine o’Hara and Martin Short , mean that I really can’t wait to go this movie. It’s in 3D too, which I think works so well with animated movies.

To get us all in the mood those kind folks at Disney have released a series of free printable Frankenweenie Activity Sheets for you and your youngsters to enjoy. Simply print out all the sheets and you’ll have a nice little Frankenweenie Activity book to help keep your kids amused whilst waiting for the movie release.

Frankenweenie Activity Pack Cover

Frankenweenie – Find the Hidden Objects

Frankenweenie Maze

Frankenweenie Maze 2

Frankenweenie Spot the Difference

 

Frankenweenie is in Cinemas from October 17th in 3D and Imax 3D