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Movie Themed Craft and Recipe Ideas for Kids: Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter and More

Get creative on movie night with these fun movie-themed craft and recipe ideas for your kiddos.

Movie nights (or days!) are a great way to spend some extra time with family, so why not make them a little extra special?

Whether youve got a cold or a rainy day indoors, or you just want to spice up your crafts and recipes with movie-ideas, these suggestions are sure to be crowd pleasers! Added bonus: combine them with a whole movie-birthday party theme and youve got a box office smash!
 

  1. Harry Potter Potions
    This is a perfect craft for little wizards, witches and goblins! Use household items to create magical, fun potions as well as learn how to make some delicious, wizardly snacks. Be sure to cover your table and provide protective eyewear just to be safe. 

    Courtesy of Imagination Soup
     
  2. Frozen Play Snow
    You may want to give Frozen the cold shoulder, but the little ones are sure to love this play snow. The recipe will only take a few minutes and requires baking soda, hand lotion, and silver or blue glitter. Add some figurines as well as the Frozen soundtrack for extra fun. After hours of playtime, you can let it go or store the snow in the fridge for later.
     
  3. Inside Out Toilet Paper Roll Craft
    Have some extra toilet paper rolls lying around? Heres a perfect way to recycle them! Your kids can get creative with paint, googly eyes, glue and pipe cleaners. Not only is this a fun way to replicate the characters in the movie, but it also allows kids to learn about and discuss various emotions, such as joy or fear.

    Courtesy of meaningful mama
     
  4. Star Wars BB-8 Droid Pumpkin
    Get gourd-geous and have some fun helping your little ones paint some Star Wars pumpkins! All youll need are some gourds, paint, paintbrushes, a stencil and a bowl. 

    Courtesy of Fandango
     
  5. Despicable Me Minion Cake Pops
    Whats cuter -- and a little less noisy -- than minions? Minion cake pops! Learn how to make these trendy treats using cake, frosting and some clever shaping and decorating techniques. 

    Courtesy of Bakerella
     
  6. Wookie Cookies
    Skip the Stormtrooper snacks and side with the good guys! These yummy cookies are definitely on the Light Side of the Force.

    Courtesy of Fandango
     
  7. Jack Skellington Candy Apples
    Kids love "The Nightmare Before Christmas"? Let them sink their teeth into these delicious candy apples. All youll need are mini-apples, lollipop sticks, white candy melts and black icing and youre set to make a spookily-good treat, Halloween or not.

    Courtesy of Fandango
     
  8. Disney Movie Snacks
    Looking for inspiration to add some flare to the old after-school-snack? Here are 15 cute, creative ideas for a Disney-themed snack fest (and yes, Disney owns the Muppets!). Not only are these ideas sure to please the pickiest of eaters, but theyre also healthy and nutritious!

    Courtesy of briebrieblooms
     
  9. Grinch Dinner
    No need to wait until the holidays to create a Grinch-themed meal. For this Whoville-inspired feast, youll learn how to make Grinch-Punch, Who-Pudding, Rare Who-Roast-Beast and Who-Hash.

    Courtsey of KT's Cooking Frugal Family
     
  10. Star Wars Stormtrooper Cupcakes
    If youre pressed for time, these may be your best option for creating a Star Wars worthy celebration. All youll need are some pre-made cupcakes, some marshmallows and a black edible marker. May the Force be with you!

    Courtesy of Crazy About my Baybah
     
  11. Monsters Inc. Monster Munch
    A perfect twist on a classic, this monster munch is great for all little monsters. Grab some microwavable popcorn, candy melts, milk chocolate morsels, Sixlets and candy eyes and get to poppin!

    Courtesy of Moms Without Answers
     
  12. Harry Potter Chocolate Haunted Frogs
    Cant get enough of Hogwarts-related fun? For a great snack addition to the Harry Potter potions, try these delightful chocolate frogs. Grab some peanut butter, powdered sugar, chocolate, frog molds and lollipop sticks and hop to it!

    Courtesy of Fandango
     
  13. The Little Mermaid Stuffed Seashells Dinner
    Be a (favorite) part of your kids world and make this delicious mermaid-worthy meal. Learn how to make everything from Ariels Stuffed Seashells to Prince Erics Banana Split Ship. There are even some bonus craft and decoration ideas included as well!
     

Want more movie-themed ideas? Check out these 6 Ways to Amp up Family Movie Night.

And have some additional clever ideas for crafts and recipes? Be sure to leave them in the comments section below!