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Our area of the midwest received almost a foot of snow over the weekend. A foot! Of snow! It’s both exciting and exhausting. That means a lot of time spent indoors, though, after the novelty of the snow wears off. And that’s why I always like having an array of movies to choose from. One new movie that my kids are excited to see is Big Hero 6.
And it just won an Oscar for best Animated Feature, too!
We don’t have the movie just yet, the DVD/Blu-Ray hits Walmart stores tomorrow, February 24. In fact, your purchase of the Big Hero 6 Blu-Ray/DVD + Gift With Purchase Set includes a digital movie on Vudu while supplies last! Simply scan your receipt using the Savings Catcher in the Walmart app. Then look for a message on your phone or email, enabling you to watch Big Hero 6 on any device!
We can still have some Baymax fun in preparation for our family viewing event, though! Which is how we spent one snowy afternoon.
Walmart.com has some great Big Hero 6 merchandise available, too. My kids would love the Big Hero 6 Plush Baymax or the Flying Baymax. In the meantime, we made our own Baymax masks. They were so easy, using a paper plate, black tissue paper, and simple string of yarn positioned over their head.
- paper plate
- black tissue paper
- strings of yarn
- hole punch
Using the bottom of the plate as the front of the mask, simply cut two circles in the paper plate, then a line going from one to the other. If you have some jagged cuts left over, smooth them down with a nail file. Apply a strip of black tissue paper on the back with glue.
Punch 2 holes on either side of the plate and insert one side of your yarn, tie it off, then do the same on the other. You can also get a couple rubber bands, inserting one end into the hole then looping around itself. Do the same for the other side, then tie yarn through that. This will make it easier to get on and off your child’s head. And you have a fun Baymax mask!
And then we made Baymax Chocolate Truffles!
Baymax Chocolate Truffles
These truffles are absolutely divine. Made using a box cake mix and incorporating a container of frosting, how can that not be good?
Scoop out the balls with a melon baller, as my little helper helped me with, then dip the cakey truffle balls into white chocolate. My kids had a blast making these truffles. They were even better to eat, though!
The chocolate sets fast, though, so you need to be kind of quick when you add your mini chocolate chips for the eyes with a connecting chocolate sprinkle. Once made, you have an absolutely yummy and adorable Baymax treat!
- 1 box chocolate cake mix (and its needed ingredients)
- 1 can chocolate frosting
- 1 12oz bag white chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp shortening
- mini chocolate chips for eyes
- chocolate sprinkles for between eyes
- Bake your cake as directed. Let it cool. Once cool, crumble into a large bowl. Add your can of frosting and mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- With a melon baller, scoop your cake and roll into a ball. Set on a piece of waxed paper and set back in refrigerator for at least 30 min.
- Pour white chocolate chips, I did 6 oz at a time because the chocolate will set kind of fast, into a medium sized microwavable bowl with 1 tbsp of shortening. Microwave for 30 second increments, stirring every time, until melted.
- Take your chocolate cake balls and dip into white chocolate. Using a tooth pick, roll the ball around the chocolate until coated. Then place onto sheet of waxed paper. If there are any bare spots or if the toothpick left a mark when you took the ball off, simply "paint" some chocolate with your toothpick to cover.
- As soon as the truffle is set on the waxed paper, apply eye decorations. Let sit to harden.
- For more of a rounded Baymax shape, break off any excess white chocolate on bottom.
- Watch Big Hero 6 and enjoy your truffles!