Brave is one of those movies that we used to not watch in our Disney line-up. When my oldest was little, he was terrified of the mean bear. Then my second dragon was, too. And so forth. It’s only now that we have started watching it more, because my Princess just roars and crawls around when the bears are on the screen.
This Disney day was so refreshing after we hadn’t done one in a while!
We decided to make some craft arrows to recognize Merida’s love of archery. Following our Robin Hood Disney Day, it was fun to bring two crafts together. Maybe we’ll have to do another movie with an archer to figure out a bow craft…
They all really enjoyed putting the arrows together for this one.
After crafting and watching the movie, we made Bridies. I should say I made it, except for some small assistance on cooking the ground lamb from my oldest dragon.
This is definitely a dish that warms the soul on a cold day. Since Phil the groundhog has said six more weeks of winter, we will definitely be making this one again.
“Legends are lessons. They ring with truths.”
I hope you have a Brave Disney day and enjoy it!
Coming to the blog: “We don’t talk about Bruno, BUT…”
Merida’s love of archery is something that my dragons relate to, and definitely keeps their interest when watching the movie. We decided for our craft, we would tie it in with the quivers we made when we did our Robin Hood Disney Day.
The first thing we did was decorate the wooden dowels. The dragons and Princess wanted their arrows to be personalized, and who can blame them? This lengthens the life of the craft, too, if you don’t want it to be super short!
Robin Hood has been a favorite since I was little. The love story with Maid Marian, the best friend Little John, the hilarious Sir Hiss and Prince John… it goes on. As fall approached, Robin Hood seemed the perfect choice for a Disney day.
We started our Disney day by putting together Little John’s Stew. Since this takes some TLC and some time, it was the best way to start.
This stew is one of my favorite things to make. I grew up with a different type of beef stew, and I have to admit that as I get older I prefer the rich gravy of the one we now make so often.
One thing I had to make sure of, is that we had Pringle’s cans ready to go. Pringle’s are not something we buy regularly, so the dragons enjoyed having those as a snack the week leading up to our Robin Hood day.
These quivers were a lot of fun, and we might be doing another movie with a fantastic archer to make some arrows for them…
But before we do that, tell me: what are you doing for Halloween?