Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Chipmunk Inspired Easter

CHIPMUNKS AND CHIPETTES REUNITE 
 FOR THE GREATEST ADVENTURE EVER 
The Latest Installment of the Blockbuster Movie Franchise Cruises 
on to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download March 27

Everyone’s favorite chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, and their female companions, The Chipettes, have the time of their lives during a family vacation they’ll never forget in ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on March 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  The hilarious live-action comedy will also be available as an exciting “Island Adventure” edition on Blu-ray and 2-Disc DVD, filled with tons of fun for the whole family to enjoy just in time for Easter.


The Chipmunks, Chipettes and their caretaker Dave Sevelle (Jason Lee; “My Name is Earl”) embark on a trip of a lifetime aboard the Carnival Dream cruise ship.  Seeking fun and excitement, the Chipmunks turn the luxury cruise liner into their own personal playground.  But the ultimate vacation quickly becomes a disaster when the Chipmunks, Dave and Carnival cruise pelican mascot, who turns out to be the chipmunks’ old manager, Ian Hawke (David Cross; Megamind), accidentally fall overboard and find themselves ‘Chipwrecked’ on a remote island.  Stuck in an unfamiliar territory, the six furry castaways are separated from Dave and must figure out a way to survive on their own for the first time in their lives.

Written and produced by husband and wife duo Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman,
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED features a star-studded voice cast with Justin Long (Dodgeball) as Alvin, Mathew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”) as Simon, Jesse McCartney (Horton Hears a Who!) as Theodore, Christina Applegate (“Up All Night) as Brittany, Anna Faris (What’s Your Number?) as Jeanette, and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) as Eleanor.

A CHIPMUNK-INSPIRED EASTER

A Chipmunk Inspired Easter - The Chipwrecked Blu-rays and DVDs will be released just in time for Easter, and instead of painting eggs for the holiday, why not pay homage to our favorite furry friends and decorate acorns instead?! In this fun feature, we'll talk about some cool and
interesting ways that you can make festive decorations out of Alvin, Simon and Theodore's favorite food    

ACORN DOUGH NUTS

MATERIALS: 
Chocolate Frosting or Peanut Butter
Donut holes
Crumbled Toffee
Pretzel
Toffee (look for it in the baking section of grocery stores)

DIRECTIONS: Frost a third or so of plain or glazed doughnut hole with chocolate frosting or peanut butter. Roll the frosted top in crumbled then add a small piece of a pretzel for the stem.  
BIRD COTTAGE

MATERIALS:
Small wooden birdhouse
Twigs, Pebbles, flakes of bark, acorn caps,
Small pinecones and pinecone scales
Tacky glue
Glue dots
Artificial birds

DIRECTIONS: Paint a small wooden birdhouse white before decorating with the natural materials you’ve collected. Use tacky glue to attach lighter items and glue dots for the heavier things.  As a finishing touch, add artificial birds.
TECHNICOLOR ACORNS

MATERIALS:
Acorn caps
Colored tissue paper
Waxed paper
Paintbrush
White Glue

DIRECTIONS: For each acorn, cut two pieces of colored tissue paper, one about 5 inches square, and one about 2 inches square.  Ball up the larger square into a roughly oval shape. Working over waxed paper, use a paintbrush to coat the smaller square with white glue.  Wrap the smaller square around the wadded tissue, smoothing it on as you go. Attach the acorn cap with a dab of glue. Holding the acorn by the cap only, carefully paint the outside of the tissue ball with glue to seal it. Let the acorn dry on the waxed paper.

ACORN NECKLACES

MATERIALS:
Capped acorns
Tacky glue
Fuzzy yarn and wool
Permanent marker
Scissors
String

DIRECTIONS: Gather capped acorns and carefully remove the caps. To make the hair, put one large drop of tacky glue on the top of acorn and press wisps of fuzzy yarn wool roving into it.  After apply a Second drop onto the wisps, put the caps back on and hold them for one minute. Use a permanent marker to draw faces. Trim the hair, then make “chains” by tying string around the cap stem and securing it with a drop of glue.

Where to purchase: You are able to purchase from Amazon and local retailers starting March 27, 2012 for $19.99. You are also able to pre-order on Amazon .
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