Setting up a Makeshift Home Theatre

Setting up a Makeshift Home Theatre

Building a “Theatre” with Children Building a homemade theatre with children can be a lot of fun! It could be in the classroom at school or at home just for fun. Outside or inside, kids love movies and building a theatre just adds to the excitement! You don’t need a big TV or expensive leather chairs to have a great night with the family. Creating a movie theater is best done on a Friday or Saturday night when the kids have more time to stay up, this way bedtime won’t ruin the fun. The first step is to build your theatre! Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to hang or drape sheets from furniture and the walls. You can use tape to hold the sheets to the walls but make sure that no wallpaper or paint will come off if the tape is removed. You can have the kids create art to go inside your theatre, one idea is to have them recreate a scene from one...

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Home Movies Food, Drink, and Other Ideas

Home Movies Food, Drink, and Other Ideas

Food for Home Movies Making treats for a home movie is a great activity, especially at a birthday party or family event where lots of kids are present. A big part of going to the theatre is the delicious popcorn and other snacks! Recreating this at home will keep your kids excited and happy. Here’s a great recipe for movie theatre style popcorn. What you’ll need: Raw popcorn kernels Salt 2 Cubes butter Popcorn boxes or bags At the theatre they use butter flavored oil which keeps the popcorn from getting soggy. You can recreate this by getting clarified butter from a regular cube. Melt the butter in the microwave and let it sit for two minutes. You’ll see the butter separate into three parts. Skim the foam off the top and use the middle layer for your popcorn. The bottom layer can be saved for cooking. Pop the popcorn, drizzle the clarified butter on top and enjoy! You can usually find popcorn bags at a party goods store....

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Deciding on a Movie to Watch

Deciding on a Movie to Watch

Choosing a Good Movie for Kids Children and teens need different styles of movie to keep them interested, though there are a few films that cross over well into almost any age realm. Let’s explore different age groups and what movies are fun and appropriate for them. 1-3 Years Old Nobody can deny the power of movies and shows over very small children. It seems they can sit mesmerized for hours, though this probably isn’t healthy. Kids in the 1-3 year old range may not be interested in sitting through an entire grown up film so it’s important to fill your homemade movie theatre with other activities for the to participate in. You can even start the movie later and pause for an “intermission” and put younger children to bed. 3-12 Years Old This is a large age group, who will enjoy different movies for varying lengths of time. A child oriented action movie or comedy should keep all parties entertained. It’s important that you stick to your viewing...

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