Do you enjoy watching good flicks with the family? Summer is a great chance to check out a great movie at the theater, you can cool off while doing something unique and fun. I’m really excited about the upcoming Shaun the Sheep movie out in theaters everywhere on August 5th and I can’t wait to tell you why! To help kick off the fun, I’m also sharing a cute way to serve up mini pizza featuring none other than Shaun himself made out of veggies! This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Shaun the Sheep blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
My mom introduced me to Wallace and Gromit many many years ago and I instantly fell in love with the characters and style. Funny enough, the stop-motion techniques used way back then are really popular right now. Fast forward a bit, we just had to see Chicken Run when it was in theaters together. Here’s how it comes together: The new Shaun the Sheep movie is made from the creators of these fantastic films. Their previous films created a fun bond and special memories between my mother and I. The new movie is a great way to start your own special memories with your family now!
Shaun The Sheep Movie
The upcoming movie is family friendly and has wonderful reviews so far over on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has already been released in the UK and is being called the best family film of the year. This doesn’t surprise me at all! Shaun decides to have a little fun and gets into some unplanned situations that takes the whole flock out to the Big City. Getting them back is going to be a big task, but I’m pretty sure they’ll have us giggling the whole way back to safety on the farm.
This is a great chance to bring your family together for a wonderful time this summer. I’m secretly hoping my own mom will come down for a visit so we can all go watch it together!
Join the Shaun the Sheep Fun:
Prepare for this upcoming movie by downloading Shaun printables, drawing pictures, creating videos and/or making a crafty model inspired by Shaun over on the official movie website.
Make sure to RSVP for the #ShaunTheSheepFlock Twitter Party for a chance to win great prizes! The party will take place on Wednesday, August 5th, from 4-5pm PST (7-8pm EST)! Hope to tweet you there! You can also enter the Instagram Sweeps to enter to win great prizes, check it out by searching he same hashtag!
Make Shaun The Sheep with Veggies
Want to add some extra fun? How about a Shaun the Sheep snack to get your kiddos excited? To make a veggie based sheep, I used the following:
*Cauliflower Florets for the “wool”
*Extra Large Olives for the “head” and “ears”
*White cheese slices for the “eyes”. I used provolone.
*Olives for the “pupils”.
To make the cheese eyes, I used a plastic straw to cut them out. Insert the end of a straw into a slice of cheese, remove and press the bottom of the straw to release the cheese circle. Repeat. Use kitchen shears to trim out the tiny pupils out of a trimmed olive.
To make it mini pizza, use mini pitas or sandwich rounds. Add tomato, sauce and cheese. Bake for 6-7 minutes in a 450° oven. I used shredded cheddar to make the white “hair” and “eyes” stand out more. I placed the veggie Shaun the Sheep decoration on top after I cooked it so that the eyes wouldn’t melt and the cauliflower won’t lose color and shape. Have fun playing with food!
Want more fun Shaun the Sheep recipes, crafts, projects and activity ideas? Make sure to follow the Shaun the Sheep Pinterest Board!
Join in the convo on social media by following along with the hashtag #ShaunTheSheep and bookmark the Shaun the Sheep movie page!
Who will you be creating new memories with when you go see the new movie?