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Discover: 50 Ideas for a Family Movie + Craft Night

Why just watch a 90’s movie, when you could craft it up at the same time?? As part of our 90’s Week “Movies and TV day”, I put together a list of over 50 nineties family movie and craft combos! Super fun kids crafts, delightful art projects and movie-themed STEM challenges you can pair with your favorite 90’s classic, before, during, or after the show!

PS…be sure to visit our Halloween family movies & craft suggestions too!

Our favorite family movie and craft combination ideas:

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Beauty and the Beast

MAKE:  A Storybook Cardboard Castle from In the Playroomcomplete with clusters of turrets, a drawbridge, classic castle touches, and plenty of creative room to give it your own fanciful twists!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Babe

MAKE: DIY Paper Plate Pig Masks from Creating Creatives for Red Ted Art. That’ll do pig – that’ll do. 😉

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Sister Act

MAKE: DIY Faux Stained Glass from Babble Dabble Do. Who among us hasn’t secretly brought the house down with a car-commute or hot shower rendition of “Hail Holy Queen”?  To set the optimal lip-synching atmosphere, find yourself awash in the glow of your very own stained glass with this clever DIY! Hark…’tis the voice of an angel!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Mighty Ducks  

MAKE: A DIY Tabletop Ice Hockey Rink from Handmade Charlotte. Quack, QUACK, Mr. Ducksworth! This takes your average penny hockey board and raises you REAL frozen ice! For a true 90’s night hat trick, watch the movie, make your own rink, and win the game by implementing the stealthy “Flying V”. 😀

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Toy Story

MAKE: Potato Heads from Handy With Scissors. DIY everyone’s favorite cantankerous spud with this Picasso-like project using your very own REAL potatoes. No small plastic parts here folks – suitable for ANY age!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Mrs. Doubtfire

MAKE: DIY Kids Homemade Face Masks from Mom Junction. As much as I really wanted to find a DIY silicone mask kids craft – it felt a little beyond what can be accomplished during a two-hour movie. Instead,  pour yourselves some cuppa’s, add sugar as desired, and go full Euphegenia Doubtfire/Daniel Hillard-style with a whipped cream facial. One lump or two, dearies?

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch A League of Their Own

MAKE: DIY Peanut Piñata from Handmade Charlotte

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Apollo 13

MAKE: Build a recycled rocket from Rose & Rex. The movie that introduced “Houston, we have a problem…” to a whole new generation.

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Watch Fern Gully

MAKE: Rainforest in a Jar from The Crafting Chicks 

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Secret Garden

MAKE: Tabletop Secret Garden (with printable) from Lotta Magazine. This just might be the sweetest, most pure movie & craft pairing on the whole list. Build your own (real!) secret garden with the help of this perfectly charming printable while you watch a classic English story.

Watch Home Alone

MAKE: A 3-D cardboard Home Alone House from Three Busy Boys!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Beethoven

MAKE: DIY Dog Paper Craft from Alpha Mom. 

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Mulan

MAKELion Dance Craft from Oh Creative Day.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Jurassic Park 

MAKE: Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils from Kiwi Co. Palentology became about 10,000% cooler the year Jurassic Park was released.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Matilda

MAKE: A DIY Library Book Tote from hello, Wonderful.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Space Jam

MAKE: A DIY Cardboard Basketball Hoop from Caitlin Betsy Bell. Well, everything old is new again because I hear this is going to be remade! Get ready to jam with a fly cardboard b-ball hoop.

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Watch Lion King

MAKE: DIY Cardboard Lion Mask from barley & birch

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Sandlot

MAKE: DIY Tabletop S’Mores from Polka Dot Chair. After all these years, the Sandlot is still the official first movie of summer in my house. Baseball, bubblegum, campouts, fireworks, and S’mores – it has it all. Hitch up a bedsheet, break out a projector and fire up this DIY tabletop campfire – Ham will instruct you on the rest.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Aladdin

MAKE: A Cardboard Camel and Flying Carpets from Brainy Beginnings Network. If your childhood was filled with dreams of Arabian Nights, you are in major luck. Flying carpets and an amazing cardboard camel craft are ready to transport you a whole new world…

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Stuart Little

MAKE: Paper Race Cars from Little Monster Blog.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Three Musketeers

MAKE: Cardboard Musketeer Swords from Parents Magazine. You might remember this movie more for classic its song than the movie itself. And if you don’t remember the tune, grab a sword and fire up Spotify. “‘Cause when it’s all for one – it’s one for all.” *Sigh* I miss 90’s Bryan Adams.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Parent Trap

MAKE: DIY Flameless Camp Lanterns from barley & birch. 

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Hook

MAKE:Full Pirate Play Set from Creativebug. Bangarang!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch My Girl

MAKE:DIY Mason Bee House from Natural Beach Living. I’d love to know the exact number of slumber parties that were made and subsequently ruined by the traumatic turn of events this OG dramedy took. If you’ve never seen My Girl, I’ll save the spoiler alert and let you watch yourself to find out why a DIY bee house is a heart-breakingly perfect craft accompaniment to this tear-jerker.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Cool Runnings

MAKE: DIY Play Bobsled Track from Along Came Cherry. 

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Homeward Bound

MAKE: A DIY Dog Collar and Leash from Cucicucicoo.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Muppet Treasure Island

MAKE: DIY Cardboard Pirate Ship from MollyMoo Crafts

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Father of the Bride

MAKE:  DIY Button Rings from ART CAMP. If you’ve always wanted a house just like the one in Father of the Bride, you probably suffer from Unrealistic 90’s Movie Goal Syndrome. For a more attainable goal, try this adorable button ring craft on for size. And if you can keep your eyes dry watching your mini-me discover, George, Nina, Annie, and Franc for the first time, you win a sentimental slice of KEK!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Rocketeer

MAKE: A Rocket Pack Backpack from Little Button Diaries.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Little Women

MAKE: Orange Pomanders from The Blue Barn

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Dick Tracy

MAKE: A DIY Comic Strip from Picklebums.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch The Borrowers

MAKE:Hat Box Dollhouse from Sweet Paul.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Free Willy

MAKE: An Orca Popcorn Pocket from Creating Creatives. Ok, so these are technically shark popcorn pockets, but I won’t tell if you won’t!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Jumanji

MAKE: A Jumanji Movie Night collection from Handmade Charlotte

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch While You Were Sleeping

MAKE: A DIY Family Portrait Snow Globe from A Kailo Chic Life.

Watch Flubber

MAKE: Real Flubber! from Little Bins for Little Hands

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch 101 Dalmations

MAKE: Dalmation Spot Painted Planters from homedit.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Clueless

MAKE: DIY Iron-On Clueless Shirts from Let’s Mingle. 

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Wayne’s World

MAKE:Cardboard Rockstar Guitar from La Maison de Lou Lou. My entire junior high experience was one long Wayne’s World quote. Party on Wayne, Party on Garth!

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Austin Powers

MAKE: DIY Lava Lamps from Sweet Paul.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Joe Versus the Volcano 

MAKE: A Slime Volcano from Monster Kids.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch 10 Things I Hate About You

MAKE: DIY Play Microphone from About A Mom. Oh Heath, how do I miss thee…let me count the ways…

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Watch The Wedding Singer

MAKE: 80’s Shades from barley & birch.

Discover 50+ ideas for a family 90's movie & craft night!

Watch Sleepless in Seattle

MAKE:Collaged Cardboard City from ART CAMP for Rose & Rex. Back when I was a youthful pre-teen living in the country, the only thing more romantic than a story about love & destiny was the Big Apple. As the co-star of one of my favorite movies, a corny little slice of my heart will always beat for the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Pass the joys of Nora Ephron + NYC on to your little with this timeless pairing.

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About Amanda Eldridge

With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. When not playing with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business.

One thought on “Discover: 50 Ideas for a Family Movie + Craft Night

  1. Thank you SO much for including us! This is a great idea- to pair a creative activity a movie!

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