Fun DIY Musical Instruments: Play Along with The Swan Princess | 25th Anniversary

Can you believe it has been 25 years since The Swan Princess came out? Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has issued a collectible anniversary edition and some adorable crafts to do with your kids for a fun family movie night! 

Look at this awesome guitar you can make, and play along to the amazing music from The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music (out on DVD and Digital Now).   

 

The Swan Princess, a magical, musical animated adventure based on the classic fairy tale “Swan Lake” has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. The winner of the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Parents’ Choice Award, it’s the heartwarming story of the beautiful princess Odette, who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, these good-natured creatures can do nothing about the sorcerer’s spell, which can only be broken by a vow of everlasting love.
 
The Swan Princess includes the vocal talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, Sandy Duncan and Michelle Nicastro. The 25 anniversary Blu-ray release includes an all-new featurette entitled “A Look Back, Tease Ahead,” plus a variety of additional archival features.
 

DIY Water Bottle Maracas – The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music

If your family is like ours, we’re always looking for ways to recycle and upcycle our single-use products. Try making these fun DIY Water Bottle Maracas with the kids and play along while you watch the movie! These are super-simple and just require some paint, a few empty water bottles, dried beans, beads or even paperclips; anything that makes noise – and you’re good to go! Little hands will enjoy putting the small items in the bottle, great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills (just watch for choking hazards if you’ve got littles around)

 

Create Your Own Cardboard Box Guitar 

You likely have all the supplies necessary to make this cardboard box guitar, another fun way to upcycle tissue boxes or cereal boxes and just use items already around the house! Kids will love creating this guitar and playing along with the movie! 

 

The Swan Princess® movies are based upon the folk tale and ballet, Swan Lake. The story is transformed into a playfully fun adventure with exciting music, lovable forest friends, and of course, the beautiful Princess Odette and the handsome Prince Derek in this animated series of films. Check out The Swan Princess YouTube Channel

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