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DreamWorks TROLLS is now on Bluray – Craft a Bergen #TrollsFHEInsiders #BringHomeHappy

unnamed-2I know… a CRAFT you say… really?! Adam, in all our time together you’ve rarely crafted… Well When the folks at Fox Home Insider offered to help kick start my post with some ideas on how to facilitate this “craft”… I said I went to college as an ART major – I got this…

I rolled up my craft shelves and got to work on how I would make a CRAFT based Troll. It involved taking one toilet paper roll and using that as the body.  Then using colored paper (cutting it into small 4 inch long strips) or using colored yarn (cut into 4 inch long pieces) and using glue or tape to affix the chosen hair to the tp roll.  Drawing a face on the roll then using some construction paper to make an outfit and use straws for the hands and legs.

I gave the same instructions and materials to my son… and WHAM he said – while the Trolls are cool and they’re cute and colorful – I went in a different direction…. I said hmmm ok… what direction would that be… he said with a glee I created a BERGEN.  If you havent seen the new movie – the background is Trolls are being eaten by the Bergens (they look like ogres) so they’re kind of like the bad guys in a way… without missing a beat he said arent you proud you always told me to think outside the box.

16508577_10154437118866298_4266587183663380837_nWell I’m proud, he did think outside the box and now presenting — How to craft a Bergen.

  • Required Toilet paper roll, straws, color pencils/markers, paper (color or white will work), and finally tape or glue.
  • Take the piece of paper and draw an outfit or jacket.
  • Color the outfit in.
  • Cut the outfit out of the paper.
  • Take the toilet paper roll and tape/glue the outfit to the roll (leaving 1 inch at the top).
  • Draw a face on the Toilet paper roll above the outfit.
  • Take the straw cut into pieces and tape/glue to the base/sides of the tp roll.
  • Take some more paper and cut into strips take to the top as hair and there you go.


As a child of the 80’s and 90’s we owned a ton of TROLLS.  My sister was a big collector – I got the color boy colored ones from time to time.  When I heard this movie was coming out – I needed to check it out. Plus the voice cast is amazing, featuring the talents of Golden Globe® nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, The Accountant), Grammy and Emmy® Award winner and Golden Globe® Award nominee Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits, Shrek the Third), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife,” How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Grammy Award nominee Gwen Stefani (“The Voice”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee John Cleese (Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After), Emmy® Award winner James Corden (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”, Into the Woods), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, “Arrested Development”) and Ron Funches (“Undateable,” Get Hard).

trl_all_faces_dvd_ka_v4-723x1024TROLLS PARTY EDITION is out now on Blu-ray and Digital HD. Exclusive to TROLLS BLU-RAY PARTY EDITION – take your Trolls Party to the next level with four interactive Party Mode features where you can use your remote to engage with the onscreen fun. Shower the screen with glitter during party scenes, drop cupcakes when things get scary, high-five Cloud Guy, join Mr. Dinkles for “OH SNAP” moments and much more!

DreamWorks TROLLS—a musical adventure filled with heart, hilarity and pure happy! When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day.

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids by Madly Madagascar

Your favorite Madagascar pals are back in an all-new adventure! Alex’s favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day,

brings hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang. Melman plans a big surprise for Gloria,

Marty tries to impress a new friend and everyone wants to get their hands on King Julien’s love potion.

You’ll fall in LOVE with MADLY MADAGASCAR!

Though you might not be able to make your own love potion like King Julien, you can get crafty with

your kids this Valentine’s Day! This guide will provide parents with fun and simple ways to create

Valentine’s Day crafts with their kids, including do it yourself V-day cards and creating your own heart

shaped pillows!



You’ll go mad for these adorable ornaments! They’re fun and simple to make, and they double as

inexpensive decorations! All you need is yarn, cornstarch glue, water, a heart shaped cookie cutter and

parchment paper. First, make your cornstarch glue by combining cornstarch and water over medium

heat until it is thick and translucent. Once the glue has cooled enough to touch, cut your yarn into foot

long pieces, and place your cookie cutter on your parchment paper. Then, push a piece of yarn into the

cornstarch glue until it’s coated, and remove any excess glue with your fingers. Next, lay the yarn inside

the cookie cutter. Repeat until the cookie cutter is filled with a thin layer of yarn, then press the yarn flat

and gently lift the cookie cutter off and allow the yarn to dry.



All you need to make extra special homemade Valentine’s Day cards is some colored paper (in colors

like red, white and pink), markers, glue, scissors, and anything you might want to add in (glitter, beads,

candy, etc.). Help your kids cut out heart shapes in their paper, and think of fun sayings to write on the

cards. Decorate the cards with drawings, or glue on treats like lollipops or Sweethearts. These truly

custom Valentine’s are both fun to make and receive.


Macaroni-Jewelry-1MACARONI JEWLERY

Making jewelry from macaroni is both fun and easy, especially for Valentine’s Day! All you need is some

rubbing alcohol, red food dye, dry macaroni, some bowls to mix in, and string. Once you’ve mixed the

rubbing alcohol and food dye to the perfect shade of Valentine’s red (or pink!), drop the macaroni in and

let it soak until you like the hue. Take the macaroni out of the dye, and let it dry, then use yarn or string

to make necklaces, bracelets, crowns, and more for the perfect Valentine’s Day accessory!


valentine'scookiesEASY VALENTINE’S COOKIES

These cookies are fun to make and, with a little help from mom and dad, easy for the kids to help

with! You need vanilla wafer cookies, peanut butter, melted chocolate chips (both white chocolate

and milk chocolate), red and white colored sprinkles, pink and red gummy candies, red, white and pink

decorating frosting and lollipop sticks. All you have to do is coat one side of your cookies with peanut

butter and place a lollipop stick on top of it, followed by another cookie. Then, dip your cookie stick into

your melted chocolate (either white or dark), covering completely. Use the remaining ingredients to

decorate! Once you are finished decorating, place the pops on wax paper and refridgerate until dry.



This craft is great for slightly older kids, or may take a little more participation from mom or dad. To

make cute heart shaped pillows, you need fabric of your choice, a needle, thread, cotton batting, and

straight pins. First, lay your fabric down flat and fold it over twice so that it is doubled up. Next, cut

out half a heart shape in your folded fabric (when you open it you should have two hearts that are the

same size). Next, lay your hearts together so that the wrong side of the fabric is facing out, and use your

straight pins to secure the two pieces of fabric together. Then, stich around the edges of your hearts

until you’re about two inches from closing it. Remove all the pins, and turn your fabric inside out so that

the right side is visible. Next, gently stuff your heart with your cotton batting until it is full, and then

stitch the opening closed.