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I KNOW that you’ve seen the signs when you’ve walked into Walmart:

September 25th….The Avengers will be out on DVD!!!  We’re SO excited around here, that I decided to give the boys an Avenger Family Fun Night.

BEFORE I headed out to Walmart, I downloaded the Avengers Augmented Reality App for a surprise for Eli! (shh…I’ll tell you all about it in a minute)

The first thing we’ll need for this Avenger Family Fun Night is PIZZA!

In the deli section of Walmart, you’ll find the Marketside “take and bake” pizzas.  These babies are HUGE and also have The Avenger characters on select boxes!  These boxes are also special because they can unlock special content on the Avenger Augmented Reality App.

Now, we should head over to the toy aisle.  The boys have been SUCH good helpers around the house and have earned a little extra money.  Here are some of the awesome toys that Eli scoped out:

Now…do you see Eli scanning this picture??  THIS IS THE COOL APP!!

Once you download The Avengers Augmented Reality App, it tells you what pictures to scan in the store.  Then, you’ll be able to tell which Avenger YOU are, take your picture as an Avenger (your head, Avenger body), play cool games.  It’s simply amazing!  It’s like the coolest scavenger hunt I’ve ever seen!   Eli had a blast running around the store looking for these pictures.

If you want to see all of our shopping trip, just click HERE.

Now that we’re home, I start to make the pizza while the boys play with their new Avenger Legos.

Oh…and I haven’t told you yet…I even made the boys AVENGER Super Hero capes! (Instructions below)

With our pizza cooked, I grabbed some fruit, our toys, and a blanket and we all headed out to the park.

There’s nothing like some yummy Marketside pizza, grapes, while watching a battle between Hulk and Captain America.

OR…watching your teenager annoy your baby.

After everyone had their pizza, it was time for the battle to begin on the monkeybars!

(yes…that’s my teenager getting in on the action!)

Eli’s Captain America shield shoots out darts…NOT FAIR!

Once we were finished with the park and headed home…Eli had to show me how fast this cape, shield, and mask made him.

This is ONE kid you do NOT want to mess with!

Ok…I survived Eli and his darn shooting shield.  Once we made it home, Chris was looking through the dvr to find Captain America to watch…and Eli relaxed and started reading The Avengers Graphic Novel (we got ours early.   You can snag yourself a copy with The Avengers Blu-Ray/DVD Graphic Novel Combo pack from Walmart.  This book is action packed…like a shiny comic book!  If you want to get your kids to read…this is it!

What an AWESOME family fun night!

Oh wait…did you want to know how to make the Avenger Super Hero Cape?

Here you go:

AVENGER SUPER HERO CAPE TUTORIAL

  1. Select your fabric.  I used two different fabrics, about a yard each.
  2. Make a half-cape template (mine is made from posterboard).  I took a picture on my cutting board so you could get estimated measurements (it’s about 28in in length and 16in at it’s widest point)
  3. FOLD your fabric.  Take the template and trace it on the fold (use chalk or a fabric pen)
  4. Cut out your shape and you have one side of your cape!
  5. Place the template on the other fabric and trace it.  Cut it out and now you have both sides to the cape.
  6. Decide if you’d like a logo on the  back of your cape.  I cut a circle out of blue felt and an “A” from my scrap Avenger fabric.
  7. Then, sew the “A” onto the circle, and the circle onto the cape.
  8. Now, place the fabrics “right” sides facing each other (the wrong sides, or back of fabric will be facing up)
  9. Pin the fabrics together all the way around…and start sewing.  Be sure to leave a 4-6 inch opening so that you can turn it inside out.
  10. Before turning it inside out, be sure to clip the edges of the fabric around curves (this helps the fabric to lay better at the seams)
  11. This is a picture of the opening allowance that I leave.
  12. Go ahead and turn it inside out now (or right side out really) and iron the seams flat!
  13. After ironing the seams flat, go ahead and sew a top stitch around the cape.  This will give it a finished look and help reinforce the seams.
  14. Cut velcro and sew it on!
  15. You did it!  YOU have the coolest Avenger Super Hero cape EVER!

If you want to make sure you have ALL the latest information about The Avengers (#MarvelAvengersWMT), just check out these links:

I hope you plan an AWESOME Avenger Family Fun Night this week for your family!  Planning this fun night for my guys was a blast and they loved it!

 

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