When I was approached about promoting Beauty & the Beast, excitement was an understatement. Shortly after, the news broke concerning the story line and a plot I was pretty sure the majority of my readers wouldn’t be okay with. I know how social media tends to exaggerate certain stories, so I decided to wait for more information. I didn’t have to wait long because my friend Amy went to the screening and shared her review on the movie on her website and more thoughts on For Every Mom.
You will read comments from anyone who has an opinion ranging from being openly encouraging of the movie, calling for a boycott and those who could care less. When someone posts their opinion concerning the plot, you can be sure you will read comments that contradict tolerance. In fact, my sweet friend Brooke posted her thoughts about the movie. She has received disparaging comments, her opinion attacked, and threatened because of her views. Tolerance seems to be a cliche more than anything. I am reminded of God’s love and how He demonstrated that love should curve our responses, even if we do not agree.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter what your stance is concerning the storyline that has filled the internet the past few days. On March 17th, Disney is releasing its latest live action film Beauty and The Beast, starring Dan Stevens as the Beast and Emma Watson as Belle. This movie is sure to delight people of all ages.
I am a person of character and integrity. If I tell you I will do something, it will get done. Keeping true to my word with the production company to write this release, I hope you understand I promised a commitment. As parents, we all have to decide the entertainment choices that are acceptable for our own families. I have shared my family’s convictions HERE if you are unsure of our convictions. How should Christians respond and can we use this to redeem the message? I thought this post was an interesting response to this question.
For those interested, a great way to get ready for the movie is with some Beauty and The Beast inspired crafts and recipes. The list has great ideas for all skill levels! It is also a great way to spend some special time with your kids while learning something new! You are sure to have fun and so will they! So grab your glue gun and your pixie dust!
With a little bit of construction paper, scissors, you can make Belle’s enchanted rose! With a vase, string, and some old books you can make a beautiful centerpiece for any room!
This beautiful pumpkin is inspired by Belle’s dress worn in the movie. If pumpkins are out of season look for a fake pumpkin at your local craft store!
The beautiful red rose really make these cupcakes. They are also really easy to make with just a little fondant! Kids would love these!
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These look so real you almost expect her to start singing. This may not be as easy as some on this list but the results are totally worth the effort.
This stuff is so delicious it could really make the dishes talk! When you can’t get to Disney to try the grey stuff you can make it at home! It’s just as magical!
Your daughter will be the belle of the movie theater with this beautiful DIY Belle costume. It is fairly simple to make and won’t cost a fortune!
These adorable cupcakes are really unique! Print out the liners, place them in the pan, add your mix, bake and then decorate!
Get your nails movie ready with this cute nail tutorial! They will add a little pizazz to your nails and have you feeling like Belle in no time!
Christmas may be long gone but you can still make this pretty ornament. It will adorn just about any space in your room and help you keep the magic of the movie alive all year.
If you are super crafty then you would love cross stitching this beautiful image of Beauty and The Beast. When you get finished you can frame it for a lovely picture to hang in any room.
This is not only a fun activity it will also encourage writing skills. Following the prompts it prepares your child (or you) to write their own enchanted fairy tale!
This activity is a little more time consuming and a little harder but when you are finished you have a great decoration for your child’s room. Make sure to hang them near window with a lot of light!
Paint your own Beauty and the Beast with your feet as the starting point! Just paint your feet, step on the paper, and then paint away! Super fun and even a little messy, a win-win for fun!
If your little Belle needs a beast this DIY Beast Costume would be perfect! Again, it takes some skill level but is totally worth every minute of time!
Show your excitement for the movie by hanging this wreath from the door! It is super easy to make and a lot of fun for you and the kids!
Make your own beautiful glittered snow globe at home! This is super easy to make and would also make a great gift!
These are so stunning people would think you took hours to make them. But, thankfully they are really easy and oh so gorgeous!
Perler beads are very popular because you can make just about any picture. Crack out your beads and make this beautiful Belle!
These are several props you can make for a party using products from various retailers. It is a great way to add your own touch to a party without making everything from scratch.
Make your own Chip mug with a few supplies! Please make sure kids are supervised when it comes time to “bake”!
Everyone knows that Belle’s favorite thing is books! You can keep your own books looking amazing with these cute bookmarks. A plus: They are super easy to do!
Make your own enchanted mirror with this simple craft! What will you ask the mirror to show you?
Carry all your important essentials in your pretty Belle bag inspired by her dress! Super easy to make and very girlie!
This is a Youtube video teaching you how to draw Belle! This a great activity for when you need a little quiet time to yourself. Your kids will love learning how to draw her 🙂
You can’t learn to draw Belle and not learn how to draw the Beast! Learn from the legend Glen Keane and draw the Beast in no time!
If you don’t mind your little one playing with makeup, she can do her Belle makeup look following this tutorial! It is very child friendly because it is from pint sized makeup artist Daya Daily!
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