August 2019 – The Swan Princess
August 2019

August 2019

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This August, embark on an all-new adventure with Princess Odette and her friends. Discover the power of love and the beauty of music across the world in 'The Kingdom of Music' - the 9th installment in The Swan Princess series!


The Swan Princess 'Kingdom of Music' will be released on DVD and digital on the 6th of August

The Kingdom is having a blast creating and listening to music this month. Create some music in your home with these easy and fun to make paper plate Tambourines! 

Paper Plate Tambourine

Supplies needed for your tambourine craft:

  • Paper Plate (2 per tambourine)

  • Paint, crayons, markers, or glitter glue

  • Dried Beans, beads or small pebbles

  • Stapler

  • Hole punch

  • Ribbon

How to make a paper plate tambourine:

The first thing you want to do is decorate the bottom of your paper plates (this side will face outward). You’ll need to decorate two plates for each tambourine. 

You could also use crayons, markers, stickers, or even glitter glue to decorate your plates.

Once your decorations are dry is dry, flip one of the plates over and add the handful of dried beans, beads or small pebbles.

Take your second plate and line it up over your other plate. Both of the bottom sides will be facing outward.

Use your stapler and staple the 2 plates together all the way around the edge of your tambourine.

Leave enough room in between your staples to punch a hole. We put one hole between all the staples.

Cut small pieces of ribbon and tie them in each hole. We used curly ribbon from our gift wrapping supplies and found it worked really well.

Shake it. Rattle it. Drum it. Or, hide behind it!

Dancing To The...Mood!

We've all been caught dancing to the music but now it's time to dance to the mood!

You will need:

  • Paper/Card and Pens

  • Music

What to do:

  • Write down different moods on different pieces of card (sad, happy, angry, surprised, scared) - the more the better!

  • Shuffle the cards and place them face down.

  • On their turn, each player will choose a card at random and read the mood shown, making sure not to let anyone else see!

  • When the music starts, the player must dance in a way that expresses that mood - regardless of the song!

  • The other players then have to guess which 'mood' they are dancing to!

Why not use the Swan Princess soundtrack as the music for the game? Shuffle the music for an extra challenge and test your quick thinking skills. 

Talent Show


Why not put on your own talent show just like in the new movie! You can even add judges and scorecards or just perform for fun! Will you perform a dance to the latest tunes or sing a beautiful love song?

Now that you've worked up an appetite with all the dancing and making music, fill your bellies with these awesome treats. 

Microphone Cupcakes

Ingredients: (Makes 12)

  • 12 baked cupcakes 

  • 1 container chocolate frosting

  • 1 2oz container black sugar sprinkles

  • 2 cans silver Colormist food color spray

  • 12 jumbo size ice cream cones

Directions: 

  1. Make a batch of 12 cupcakes. Any flavor.

  2. Lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper down and set out 12 ice cream cones upside down.

  3. Spray with the silver Color Mist and completely cover them. Let dry.


  1. If you used cupcake liners remove them and discard.

  2. Frost your cupcakes with a dark frosting such as chocolate.

  3. Pour your black sugar sprinkles in a bowl.


  1. Carefully dip each cupcake, frosting side down, in the bowl of black sugar, covering the frosting completely.

  2. When your cones are dry, set each cupcake in the silver cones 

    You may have to trim some of the bottoms off in an angle to make them fit. 

  3. Serve and enjoy!

 

Dreamy Creamy Banana and Toffee Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup toffee pieces

  • 2 medium bananas, sliced

Method:

  1. Whisk the sugar, flour, and salt together.

  2. Whisk the egg yolks in a separate bowl.

  3. Heat the milk in a large pan over medium heat until little bubbles appear around the edge.

  4. Pour the milk into the sugar, flour and salt mix, making sure you are whisking continuously. Continue to whisk until smooth.

  5. Pour the hot mix back in the pan and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes until the mix is thick enough to coat the utensil you are using to stir.

  6. Add half a cup of the mix to the egg yolks and stir before adding them to the mix in the pan.

  7. Stir for five minutes and remove from the heat.

  8. Add the butter and vanilla essence and stir until smooth.

  9. Cover the bottom of your tray/bowl with the toffee bits before adding a layer of sliced banana.

  10. Pour the warm custard over the toffee and banana before chilling until firm.

Princess Odette requests bananas in the custard before pouring into the serving bowl whilst Prince Derek asks for extra toffee - try both ideas and decide which version is your favorite!

Did you know?

The month of August got it name from the first Emperor of Rome, Caesar Augustus. He reigned from 27 BC to 14 AD and was the founder of the Roman Empire.

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