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Do I really need to tell you again how much we love Marvel? I didn’t think so. I am so relieved that the MARVEL’s Avengers: Age of Ultron DVD is finally out in stores! You have no idea how sick and tired I was of having the kids ask me (daily) when it was going to be released! Well… it’s HERE! And we raced out (okay, I raced out) to get it at Walmart on October 2nd! Never mind that in my excitement I picked up the wrong one… I brought home the Blue Ray instead of the regular DVD and the kids got mad at me so I had to drive right back to the store to get the one that can actually play in our machine. Which reminds me… we really need to get a Blue Ray one of these days.
We have ALL the Avengers movies and watch them on a regular basis. The DVD was barely in the door and the kids were popping it in the machine. We might be a house of girls, but we are some heavy-duty Super-Hero loving girls!
A few weeks ago, we were at my husband’s Uncle’s house and he found a box that had been in storage for a really long time. It was a box of my husband’s old comic books from when he was a kid.
So THAT is where all those comic books went! Yep… there was a box full of Marvel comic books that we’re pretty sure are worth a pretty penny. Everybody keeps asking us if we’re going to sell them. In a word: NO! We’re all having a blast going through them. These are family treasures.
So, when I was at Walmart buying the MARVEL’s Avengers: Age of Ultron DVD, I swept down the Halloween aisle to check out the costumes. David and I were invited to a Halloween party this year and we’re thinking of going as Agent Coulson and Agent Carter. If you have no idea who I’m talking about, you can leave the blog now.
In any case, the kids are huge Captain America fans so I found one last large costume that I wanted to get Lauryn.
WHO SAYS GIRLS CAN’T BE SUPER HEROES!
Plus… there was a serious lack of girl Avengers costumes. I mean, really… where is Black Widow and Scarlett Witch?
Didn’t matter… Lauryn LOVED the Captain America costume! And she looks pretty darn smart in it, don’t you think? By the way… you can pick up the costumes in the Halloween section of Walmart… the DVD’s are either in the front of the store on a special display OR in the electronics section.
Now that Halloween is right around the corner, I wanted to do something extra special for the kids. Instead of regular old, boring trick-or-treat bags, I’m giving them Marvel Superhero Spectacular trick-or-treat bags. These are so easy to make whether you have a sewing machine or you’re needle-and-thread-challenged. I have to admit I wasn’t 100% sure the kids would want these, but as soon as they saw them they were totally stoked about it. I told you… we ARE the Marvel-Loving family.
What you’ll need:
Fabric – I purchased three different Marvel/Avengers themed fabrics (1/2 yard each)
Sewing Machine (or needle and thread)
Decorations – I’m using heat transfer letters on mine
Figure out what size you want your bags to be. Because these are holding a lot of candy they needed to be on the larger side. We tend to trick-or-treat a LOT. I’m making these 17″ square because I want the images to appear in full, but you can make yours any size you like. I’d recommend at least 15″ square, which is roughly the size of a pillow sham. What a great idea: After Halloween, you can turn these into pillows. Bonus!
You’ll want to cut your pieces to size and lay them back to back. Then you’ll want to use some of the extra fabric to make your bag handles. Mine came out to be 17″ long x 1 1/4″ wide.
Next, you’ll sew the edges of your bag.
Finally, you’ll sew on your handles.
And now the fun part! You get to decorate. I wanted my daughter’s name on her bag so I used ready-made heat transfer letters that I purchased at Walmart. These are really easy to use as long as you have an iron and ironing board handy.
Just follow the directions that come with the letters. I chose a purple sparkly letter (because my daughter is pretty sparkly herself) and when I showed her the bag she said, “You even spelled my name right.” – Nobody ever spells my kid’s name right.
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year… and you know what that means? We get to spend the entire day watching all of our Avengers movies, ending with MARVEL’s Avengers: Age of Ultron right before we go out trick-or-treating.
Check out all the Avengers character costumes at Walmart and tell me what your little ones (or you) are dressing up as this Halloween.