Happy Anniversary, Mr. Grinch!


“Don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he’s actually kind of … sweet.” – Cindy Lou Who

The Grinch and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are 50! What better way to celebrate his glorious Grinchiness than by reading the children’s classic by Dr. Seuss and getting crafty with the kids. Bonus: Your Grinch crafts make for delightful Christmas decorations!

Top off your Grinchtastic family time by cooking up Grinch-green popcorn and settling in to watch the movie, either Jim Carrey’s spot-on interpretation or the original animated version.





grinch-paper-plate-crafts-santa-hat1216Grinch Paper Plate Craft (via ABCCreativeLearning.com)

This simple project will get the kids excited for a Grinch family night.

Materials needed: Paper plate, green paint, paint brush, black and red marker, yellow construction paper, cotton balls, red felt, scissors, and craft glue







grinchcardboardtube9-1Cardboard Tube Grinch, and Max the Dog (via CuttingTinyBites.com)

We can’t leave Max out of the crafting fun.

Materials needed: Three cardboard tubes; red, green and brown paint; paint brushes; scissors; cotton balls; craft glue; black marker; brown construction paper; brown pipe cleaners; and green ribbon






grinch-popcorn-1216Grinch Popcorn (From TwoSistersCrafting.com)

Movie night calls for popcorn!

10 cups popped popcorn
Marshmallow mixture (see below)
1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Marshmallow mixture:
3 Tbsp salted butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
Wilton Color Right yellow food coloring
Wilton Color Right blue food coloring

a. Melt butter in a medium saucepan, then add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat.
b. Add a couple drops of yellow food coloring to melted marshmallows and mix until the mixture is a bright yellow.
c. When you have a good, bright yellow, add a very small drop of blue food coloring and stir to the desired Grinch green.

1. Once the popcorn is made, salt it liberally.
2. Slowly pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and gently fold it in until the popcorn is mostly covered (or to your taste preference).
3. Pour the popcorn onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and drizzle a bit of the marshmallow mixture over it (do not stir it into the popcorn).
4. Sprinkle the mini marshmallows and M&M’s on top of the warm and sticky popcorn.
5. Let cool, then break into snack-size pieces.


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