Thinking dinner and a movie tonight for the fam? We’ve got you covered. We’re teaming up with Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur to make movie night even more special for your kiddos. First up, get your copy today of The Good Dinosaur on Blu-Ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere! Next up, a DIY project your kids can crank out themselves — Arlo contact paper placemats! And why not make healthy recipes that your little ones can help cook, too? We’ve got an herbivore-friendly dino kale pesto pasta and ground beef taco cups for the carnivores in your family. You can make *both* recipes in muffin tins for fun-sized tasty entrees the kids will adore.
We’ll definitely be celebrating with a dinner and movie night of our own :) Scroll on for the tutorial and recipes!
DIY ARLO PLACEMATS
These placemats are a cinch to make — all you need is contact paper, colored paper and some confetti. We decided to honor our favorite scene in The Good Dinosaur, when Arlo and Spot discover a field of fireflies.
Materials + Tools:
— clear contact paper
— large blue paper
— large green paper
— tissue paper (we used 4 colors)
— thick black pen
Let’s get to it!
Draw Arlo’s head on the back of your green paper in pencil, then cut it out. Draw his eyes, mouth and nose with a thick black marker and set aside.
Make confetti from the tissue paper by folding it multiple times and cutting small triangles. Repeat with all four colors.
DINO KALE PESTO PASTA
On to the main course! In honor of Arlo and his herbivorous family, we’ll show you how to make a dino kale (see what we did there?) pesto pasta, baked in muffin tins for adorable, kid-sized servings.
— 12 ounces dino kale (aka Lacinato kale)
— ½ cup olive oil
— 2 cloves garlic
— 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
— ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
— pinch of salt
GROUND BEEF TACO CUPS
If you’re cookin’ for some carnivores, try this ground beef taco cup recipe. They’re crazy simple to make, and the kids can add their own toppings as they please. Plus, you can eat these little guys with your hands!
— 1/2 lb ground cooked beef, drained
— taco seasoning (optional)
— wonton wrappers
— shredded cheddar cheese
And really, no movie night is complete without a little popcorn :) Cheers!
This post is a collaboration with Disney•Pixar.
Authored by: Maddie Bachelder
DIY + Photo Styling: Maddie Bachelder + Anita Yung
Photography: Kurt Andre