Friday, 23 October 2015

Netflix Stream Team: Making Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer) for Halloween!

It's that time of year again, Halloween! As a kid, it was a time for making your own costumes and props, so I decided to carry on this tradition with Lillibug. Now as you've seen on this blog before, Lillibug is big into her Disney Princesses, but she also enjoys her Marvel heroes with her favourites being Captain America and Thor. It was the latter that I decided I was going to try and take inspiration from, and what better than with Thor's signature weapon, the hammer "Mjolnir". So follow my steps below, (and hopefully improve on them) to make your own!

What you need:
A cereal box, some tinfoil, 1 x toilet roll insert, 1 x kitchen roll insert, sellotape, and a scissors.


Step 1:
Cut the toilet roll insert open, and flatten.


Step 2:
Stand the kitchen roll insert in the centre of the flattened open toilet roll insert and attach with sellotape. If there's little hand that want to help with this, all the better. Be careful with that scissors though!

 Step 3:
Attach the "handle" to the side of the cereal box (as shown below) with sellotape.




Step 4:
Wrap the "head" of the hammer with tinfoil, and secure with sellotape. Make sure the edges of the box don't tear through the tinfoil. 


Step 5:
Get your young superhero to decorate a piece of paper, to personalise their own Mjolnir handle.




Step 6:
Wrap the sheet of paper around the handle, and secure with sellotape, and presto. All done.


Step 7:
Find a red sheet or something similar, fire up Netflix and put on "Thor", "Thor: The Dark World", or "Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overdrive", and let your child unleash their inner God or Goddess of Thunder!






Guest post by Kevin Dillon from Small Screen Saver (also my husband). Pop on over to his blog for no nonsense tv and movie reviews! 


*Disclaimer: I'm a member of the Netflix Stream Team and for this I received a complimentary subscription for one year & an Apple TV (Box). All opinions are my own, and I will be posting once a month in relation to Netflix Stream Team. Stay tuned........

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