Are you and your family as obsessed with Encanto as we are? The bright colors, fun songs, and lovable characters are all part of what makes this film so magical and memorable. If you haven’t watched it yet, run, don’t walk into your living room to watch it right now!
After you’ve enjoyed the film, finish family night with one of these beautiful Encanto crafts and recipes. From Mirabel’s glasses, to the magical candle, to a cute donkey Louisa would be proud to lift, you will find a cool idea here.
Encanto Movie Ideas for the Whole Family
Whether you are watching the Encanto movie magic from Disney for the first time on the Big Screen or 100th time (no judgement here!) at home, these fun Encanto food ideas, Encanto crafts and free Encanto printables are the perfect way to make the Magic of Encanto happen at your house! We feel like this Walt Disney Animation Studios tale of an extraordinary family takes everyone to a charmed place.
These super strength ideas will have you humming the original songs and are perfect for a birthday party as well!
Encanto-Inspired Recipes for Family Movie Night
Let’s kick things off with a few of our favorite Encanto-inspired recipes. Make one (or all) and nosh while you enjoy the movie one more time.
1. Encanto Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods
Snack on these gorgeous Encanto pretzel rods from Totally the Bomb while you watch the movie together as a family. Dip salty pretzel rods are in chocolate, drizzle with even more chocolate, and decorate with flower sprinkles and nonpareils.
2. Encanto Dip
Dive in to this creamy, dreamy Encanto dip recipe from Simplistically Living. It’s a sweet treat that only requires a few ingredients—cream cheese, whipping cream, marshmallow cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Adding the colors and sprinkles is optional, but highly recommended! Dip your graham crackers or vanilla wafers to take them to the next level.
3. Arepa Con Queso
Arepas rellenas de queso is a popular Colombian food, and they feature prominently in Encanto. While these aren’t magical, they’ll taste like you traveled to the mountains of Colombia! Kids and adults alike will devour these cheese-stuffed Arepas in no time, so double the batch. They’re tasty and satisfying as a breakfast, lunch, or snack. Get the recipe at Kids Activities Blog.
Encanto Crafts for Kids
Now let’s get to the crafts and activities. From printables to slime, your kids will love every one of these creative projects.
4. Encanto Slime
What kid can resist squishy, sticky slime? This bright green Encanto slime from Kids Activities Blog has popular animals from the movie scattered throughout. Remember Parce the jaguar, Pico the toucan, and the golden butterflies? Any mini set of safari animals should do the trick and bring some sparkle to your magical house.
5. Printable Donkey Craft
Feel strong as Louisa when you make one of these adorable printable donkey crafts. Use the template from Simple Mom Project to make quick work of this cut-and-paste craft. It’s a terrific project for the classroom!
6. Encanto Candle
The magical candle plays a central role in the film. Feel like you’re a member of the amazing Madrigals by making an Encanto candle of your own using a toilet paper roll! With a bit of white paint, glue, and gold glitter, you’ll have the design done in no time. Pop in a battery-powered votive light, and you, too, will have a glowing flame to put on the windowsill full of enchantment and charm.
7. Mirabel Glasses
Want to rock some cool specs just like your favorite character? These Mirabel Madrigal Glasses from Kids Activities Blog are too cute! They’re also super easy to make. If you have pipe cleaners, you can put them together quickly. Wear them while you’re watching the movie again! They’d also make cute party favors for an Encanto-themed party.
8. Paper Plate Jaguar Mask
Parce the Jaguar was Antonio’s constant companion. Pretend to be a jaguar by making a DIY jaguar mask out of a paper plate. Follow along with the step-by-step photos from Woo Jr. to learn how to paint this mask to really nail the jaguar look. It’ll be perfect for pretend play.
9. Encanto Coloring Pages
Grab some Encanto coloring pages for your next road trip or whenever you need some quiet time at home. The first page in the printable pack is the miracle candle. Make it look extra magical by tracing the decorative pieces with gold glitter glue. The second sheet is an inspiring quote that reads, “The Miracle Is You.” Isn’t that powerful? Add it to a frame after you’re finished coloring it to turn it into wall art. The third sheet features a door and reads, “My gift is…” Kids can fill in the blank and decorate the door to represent whatever their gift is, just like the Encanto characters.
10. Encanto Facts Coloring Pages
Brush up on your Encanto facts with these fun activity sheets from Kids Activities Blog. How many donkeys can Louisa carry? Learn what “Encanto” means. Find out how long it took to create all the songs for the film. These pages include 12 fun facts that are sure to delight any fan of the movie and can be added into lessons and lesson plans.
11. Rain Cloud Craft
Pepe controls the weather with her emotions, and when she’s feeling anxious or upset, a rain cloud often follows her. Make this rain cloud craft from Natural Beach Living in her honor channeling the magic of the Encanto. The raindrops are made with wax paper and melted crayons and look really beautiful. This project is so lovely you’ll never want the rain clouds to go away. Oh, and it makes a unique gift!
12. Encanto Printable Activities
Spot all the family symbols on Mirabel’s dress, find all the hidden objects on the casita picture, guess the character that each door belongs to, or make a puzzle out of Bruno’s vision. (But we don’t talk about Bruno.) These Encanto printable activities are sure to keep the kids busy and engaged for a while.
13. Doll Head Planter
Doesn’t this fabulous doll head planter from Red Ted Art remind you of the beautiful Dolores Madrigal? It’s the perfect craft for a budding gardener, but you can opt for fake plants if you don’t have a green thumb. Instead of a leafy plant, you can add flowers to the top to make it look more like the Madrigal style.
14. Egg Maracas
Maracas are a popular percussion instrument in Colombia, so why not make some of your own? Shake and play with them while you watch the movie again to listen to your favorite tunes. These no-fuss egg shaker maracas from Happiness is Homemade are made with plastic eggs, spoons, and Washi tape. Pretty easy, right?
15. Bird Finger Puppets
Are you a fan of birds, like Antonio Madrigal? Make these bright and fun bird finger puppets from Red Ted Art. Use scrap paper and origami folding techniques to create the bird shape. Then, grab some markers to make your feathered friends as colorful as you’d like. Make one look like Pico the Toucan!
16. Giant Paper Pinwheels
Remember all those colorful pinwheels sticking out of Mirabel’s basket? Make some of your own to play with. They’re perfect for all kinds of celebrations, and you can change out the colors and patterns accordingly. Find out how to make them at Kids Activities Blog.
17. Tissue Paper Flower Bracelets
Channel Isabela’s love of flowers with these gorgeous tissue paper flower bracelets from Buggy and Buddy. Made with wooden beads and tissue paper, they’re affordable, fun, and oh-so-pretty. Make a few extra to give to friends.
We hope you enjoyed this list of Encanto-inspired crafts. Pin it to come back the next time you’re feeling creative and inspired.
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