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?
This season of life is so busy. Our family went from having nothing (thanks to moving during a pandemic) to having all the things. Life tends to be funny that way. My little space of sharing Disney magic seems to be a little less consistent thanks to our busy schedules, but I hope you enjoy when the posts pop up!
We left our Robin Hood Day hovering with Little John’s Beef Stew. Now for a quick and easy craft to make your very own quiver!
– empty Pringle’s can
– construction paper or felt
– stickers, crayons- whatever you want to decorate with!
– String or elastic
– First, we wrapped our paper around the Pringle’s can and marked where the paper would overlap. Rather than cut it, I left it to overlap to make sure we didn’t see any of the can at all.
– Next, the dragons decorated the paper as they liked.
– Then we glued the paper on and gave it a minute to dry. My oldest added some lining to make it look like a “real quiver.”
– Last, I measured the dragons with their quiver straps. We used elastic so it had room to stretch without worrying about it snapping off. I also used hot glue to secure it to the bottom and inside the empty can.
Maybe we need to make something to put in the quiver… what do you think? Check back soon for more fun!
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