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We have been waiting for MARVEL’S The Avengers Age of Ultron to come out on DVD for quite some time. The first movie is one of my absolute favorites and the other movies in the franchise are equally exciting. My personal favorite characters are Thor and Iron Man, for different reasons. While we haven’t planned out a watch party exactly, we had been counting down the days to the release of the movie. Once we finally heard of a definite release date, it was time to wait (somewhat patiently) until we could pick up the movie at our local Walmart. Of course, that turned into a whole discussion about Halloween, decorating for Halloween, dress up clothes, Halloween costumes, and super heroes. We haven’t done too much decorating yet but I knew that I had to do something.
Luckily for us, Walmart has just about everything that we need to accomplish both this fun project and celebrate awesomeness that is The Avengers at any time.
We picked up a few costumes for nephews and Phooka (my friend’s son that I’m watching during the week) since T & J already have their Halloween costume ideas… and have decided that they’re too old for dress up at the very grown up ages of 12 and 8 respectively.
I was hoping to find a Black Widow costume for Sweet B or even for Squeaker. But, I couldn’t even find one for myself! I think that Kyle and I could pull of Black Widow and Hawkeye for Halloween quite nicely.
Still, that didn’t put me off from finding everything else I needed to make my Avengers mason jars.
Here’s what you’ll need to get your own Avengers to assemble (… see what I did there?)
- Mason Jars (five)
- Paint (we used poster paint but acrylic should work fine as well- you’ll need green, yellow or orange, blue, and red.)
- Brushes (I started with a sponge brush)
- Black tissue paper (or paint)
- Glue (I used a hot glue gun but school glue will work as well)
- Card stock (to print the Avengers)
- Avengers Printable (download here)
- Playdough (if using birthday candles)
- Candles (Tea light or birthday candles)
I know that the list may seem lengthy but it really wasn’t a time consuming project and depending on the ages of your children, they can do most of this on their own. The most time consuming parts were waiting for the paint to dry and cutting out the Avengers figures for the jars.
Paint each mason jar with it’s corresponding color (and yes, I realize that this debatable as well):
Hulk = Green, Iron Man = Yellow or Orange, Captain America = Blue, Thor = Red, Avengers logo = black (tissue paper or paint)
Let dry and in the meanwhile, print out your Avengers and cut them out. I did use cardstock but you could certainly use regular printer paper. Just note that the cardstock will be more durable.
Once your jars are dry, glue your cut outs on the non raised side of the jar.
Inside of each jar, place a birthday candle (anchored with a little bit of playdough) or a tea light.
At first, I admit, I tried a crayon because I could not find any sort of candles around the house and I remember reading somewhere that in an emergency, you could use a crayon instead of a candle for light.
Bad idea. This did not end well for the crayon, I must say.
However, after searching through several multi-purpose (aka junk) drawers, I finally found the elusive birthday candles.
And that lit up wonderfully!
Weather permitting, I might put these out on the porch for Halloween. But that will also depend on how much I trust our local trick or treaters. We could also have them lining the windows, which I think might be a better option. Our mason jar candles will also be the perfect backdrop for our own MARVEL’S The Avengers Age of Ultron watch party. Or you could make these for an Avengers themed birthday party.
Who knows, I may even be able to persuade T & J to dress up… or at the very least, put on a mask. We’ll see what happens though.
At the very least, Phooka and Squeaker are having fun with the costumes and I have a set of spiffy Halloween decorations for the house.
Want to have your own awesome MARVEL’S The Avengers Age of Ultron party? Be sure to visit your local Walmart for the DVD/BluRay and don’t forget to pick up your costumes while you’re there!
All of your Avengers costume needs can be found in Walmart’s Halloween section while you’ll find your copy of MARVEL’s The Avengers Age of Ultron in the electronics section. I love that I can get the costumes, DVD, and all of the craft supplies that I needed at low prices as well. It’s just one of the many reasons that I love shopping at Walmart!
Do you or your children enjoy MARVEL’s The Avengers Age of Ultron? How will you incorporate that into Halloween this year?