A special thank you goes out to Disney Home Entertainment for providing my family with a Disney Pixar CARS 3 Blu-Ray and DVD as well as press materials for review, opinions expressed are that of my own.
Looking for ideas to keep the kiddos busy between now and Thanksgiving?
Might I suggest picking up a copy of the Disney Pixar CARS 3 Blu-Ray and DVD out November 7th and upcycling that Halloween Candy into a fun Candy Cars Craft!
My oldest was totally into the original CARS film and his little brother continues to share that appreciation as he plays with the hand me down Lightning McQueen Toys. Of course this is a Disney Classic we have watched many times, and when the new CARS 3 came out all 3 of my kiddos were eager to see it.
The CARS 3 Blu-Ray includes bonus features like Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool – an Exclusive new mini-movie, the Theatrical Short: “Lou”, Generations: The Story of “Cars 3”, 5 Deleted Scenes, and much more!
Since I had a ton of candy sitting around from our recent not so spooky holiday, I decided to turn it into an edible activity to celebrate the animated movie. If you would like to recreate these Candy Cars, details are below!
What you will need to recreate the Candy Cars Craft:
Small Candy Bars (We used Mars products like Snickers and Milky Way)
To get started with the Candy Cars Craft first have an adult slice mouth parts out of the candy melts.
Then provide your child with a candy melt mouth, Candy Bar, 4 M&M’s, and 2 candy eyes. (My kiddos ended up making two after we raided the Halloween Candy)
Next, start attaching the parts by using the gel icing. Place the M&Ms on the side, pink mouth on the front, and the eyes on top. We then took a little icing and went across the top of the eyes to make them look like lids.
Finally, allow the cars to set or the kiddos can eat them immediately. I think this Cars Candy Craft would also be a perfect addition to a birthday party or a boredom buster over holiday vacation.
About CARS 3:
“CARS 3” features Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help #95 return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Birth of a Nation”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm, whose high-tech speed leaves Lightning McQueen behind.
Kerry Washington (ABC’s “Scandal,” HBO’s “Confirmation”) was called on to voice statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) provides the voice of brilliant businesscar Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) lends her voice to formidable school bus Miss Fritter, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton helps bring voice command assistant Hamilton to life.
The third chapter of Lightning’s story pays homage to NASCAR with four characters based on real-life stock car racing legends. Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “American Beauty”) voices Doc Hudson’s crew chief Smokey; team owner and NASCAR racing legend Junior Johnson lends his voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon; three-time Emmy® winner Margo Martindale (FX’s “The Americans,” FX’s “Justified,” Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete”) provides the voice of Louise “Barnstormer” Nash; and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Cedar Rapids,” HBO’s “Veep”) is the voice of River Scott.
Look for Disney Pixar CARS 3 Blu-Ray and DVD online and in stores November 7, 2017!
My kiddos enjoyed this craft as well as the film. I hope your family has just as much fun as mine did celebrating this release!
Carlee @ FLL