Friday, March 30, 2012

Mirror Mirror Castle and {Giveaway}

Are you a fan of Fairy tales? My daughter and I have seen just about every fairy tale movie out there.  If you are fairy tale fan you'll be excited to find out that a fairy tale movie called Mirror Mirror comes out today. (March 30th)  Mirror Mirror is based on the old classic Snow White and The Seven Dwarves. To view a trailer of the movie Mirror Mirror click here. To take a look at the official website for Mirror Mirror click here.

The creators of Mirror Mirror asked me to create a project based on this movie.  I am honored to be a part of this production and love creating projects so I was very excited.  After watching the preview of the movie,  my daughter and I both agreed we should create the Evil Queen's Castle. Here is our result.

To create the castle we naturally thought of using recycled tubes. If you see the picture of the castle below you can see why we chose to use tubes of all kinds.

Materials for the castle:

Tubes (paper towel, tp/loo rolls)
a cardboard base (cereal box, any recycled cardboard)
paint in gold and grey or (black + white + grey)
gold glitter
poly fil stuffing

We began by gathering the tubes and cutting them in different sizes. Also we created other size tubes by rolling up newspaper (you could use any paper)

Then we dipped the tubes in glue and stuck them on the cardboard base. Very much like our Recycled Tube Sculpture.

Then to create the towers on the castle, we used crumpled up newspaper like this and then added a twisted point too. We used glue to attach the twisted point and crumpled newspaper ball. Then we had to let the castle dry for a few hours before painting. C was excited to paint!

After the structure of the castle was dry, we began to paint. We used very light grey for the main color of the castle and gold for the towers.

To give the towers a "special touch" we sprinkled some gold glitter onto the paint.

Lastly, we added some polyfil stuffing with white glue on the cardboard base for snow and some snowflake spangles.  In all the pictures the castle seemed to be covered in snow so I thought this brought the whole castle together.

I'm excited to also be sharing a GIVEAWAY with a prize package that includes:

$25 Fandango gift card
Apple Snow Globe
Lip Balm
Mirror Compact
Tote Bag
Mirror Mirror: The Storybook

For an Entry to the GIVEAWAY:

Leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite fairy tale movie is.
*Also leave your email if I cannot reach you through clicking on your name.
Giveaway ends April 6, 2012, 9pm EST.

Remember Mirror Mirror comes out today March 30th!  Check out the Facebook page for the movie, visit their official website for sneak peeks,  and follow Mirror Mirror on Pinterest for the latest photos and scenes from the movie.

*This post is sponsored by Relativity Media.


  1. This movie looks so cute! Is "Princess Bride" considered a fairy tale movie? It's one of my favorite movies, ever.

    Thanks for the chance!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Replies
    1. I tried a couple of times and it didn't work. I'll try again :-)

    2. Sorry Katje. Blogger is having issues today on other blogs too! COme back to enter or enter on my facebook page:

  3. We love the movie Tangled! The girls are always acting it out with each other.

    Your castle turned out great! It looks just like the one that's in the previews!!!

  4. "Beauty And The Beast"

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  5. My daughter and I love them all....but i would have to say Tangled is her current favorite.


  6. It works!
    Ok what did I try to write earlier... Oh yes...
    We love Tinkerbell, all of them!
    Your castle is awesome btw!! I especially like the golden touch!


  7. Beauty & the Beast :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  8. Sleeping beauty is my fav thank u!

  9. I love the castle and it looks so dreamy.. with added advantage upcycled!

    Hope the comment works now! oh my i tried 4 or 5 times!

    I have not much of fairy tale movies.. but from childhood I read lot of fairy tales. Snow white is my favorite fairy tale!

  10. i think the castle looks wonderful. thanks for the chance to win.

  11. I absolutely LOVE Ella Enchanted!!! Never gets dull. Of course, there's a miniseries called the Tenth Kingdom I adore too!!!


  12. Ella Enchanted!

  13. I love Tangled and my daughter does too! :)

  14. I cant wait to take my girls to see this tonight.. Our favorite is Sleeping beauty. :)

  15. My favorite fairytale movie and princess has always been Snow white! I can't wait to go see this movie! :)

  16. We r all lovers of Labrynth here, "dance magic, dance"!

  17. I saw mirror mirror and loved it! My favorite fairytale is the Cinderella. Tannia

  18. Beauty and the Beast and tangled

  19. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your castle! How absolutely grand! My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast but the girls faves are Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel! :) Thanks for the chance & we can't wait to see the movie!!!

  20. Shrek
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  21. My favorite has to be snow white and the seven dwarfs because I love my son signing to it. susand1408 at googlemail dot com

  22. Great idea, and I have some tubes in the recycling that need using up, I feel a girly project coming on with my little fairy tale fans!

    So many good fairy tales, how can you pic just one?I love Cinderella and all the various takes on it - my favorite version is Ever After.

    beckyogram at gmail dot com

  23. Mine was always Beauty and the Beast!

    Thanks! Manda avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  24. Peter Pan is my personal absolute favorite fairy tale! It began with a love affair with the book, Mary Martin, and then the remake (not so much the disney). My kids are much more into Tangled though.


  25. Tangled! Love the twist on the classic helpless heroine.

  26. I don't know about all-time favorite but I really loved Ever After when I was younger.

    satsukirebel AT gmail DOT com

  27. Congrats, you were featured on the TEACH awards!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama's Classroom

  28. Ever After is one of my favorites
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  29. My favorite fairy tale movie is Sleeping Beauty! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  30. I love Beauty and the Beast!

    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

  31. My favorite fairy tale was Snow White as I really liked the Seven Dwarfs. My e-mail is