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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Disney Channel and Latina Bloggers Connect.

This Friday, Disney debuts the premiere of Elena of Avalor, and we couldn’t be more excited! I created this easy-to-make Elena of Avalor Charm Bracelet to celebrate. I know the debut episode will be fabulous and exciting, but I’m also cheering because it’s Disney’s first princess inspired by Latin American culture!

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Princess Elena takes center spotlight in this new series on the Disney Channel and is ready to lead us to her fantasy world. I hear it includes a lot of Latinocentric imagery and folklore, plus a lot of music and mystery.

This is big deal for our household because both my kids have been Disney fans since they were toddlers. Maya is now 23 and she has spent her entire life waiting for a Latina Disney princess. She is ready to trade in her other Disney princess crowns to make room for Elena’s! From a mom’s perspective, I love that she is smart, funny, and soulful.

Elena of Avalor premieres Friday, July 22nd at 7 pm/6c on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. After that, it will be on every Friday at 7:30/6:30c on Disney Channel. Make sure to follow #ElenorOfAvalor on social media to follow all the cool activity happenings!

You can also follow here:

http://bit.ly/ElenaofAvalor

and

http://bit.ly/ElenaofAvalorVideos

Here’s where you can watch the interactive trailer:

OK, now let me show you the project I made on Elena’s behalf! A charm bracelet!

This is a great family project because parents or older siblings can make matching bracelets with the kids. Once you print the images, you can use colored pencils or markers to further decorate the charms.

ALTERNATIVE: If you don’t want to use shrink plastic, you can reduce the size of the image sheet, cut out the pictures and use craft glue to affix image to cardstock and use those as charms!

SUPPLIES:

Elena image sheet for bracelet charms

Shrink plastic, made for home printers

Scissors

Bracelet

Jump rings, needle nose pliers

Oven

Cookie sheet, brown paper bag cut open

Hole punch

Directions:

First, insert one of shrink plastic sheets into the printer’s paper tray.

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Print out the images – make sure to lighten them because they will get darker as they shrink.

Preheat the oven to 275-300 degrees.elena-bracelet2

Carefully cut around each image.

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Now punch a hole, not too close to the top!

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Line a cookie sheet with a brown paper bag. Place the piece on top, make sure they are resting flat.

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Bake in the oven for 3-5 minutes, until they shrink. They will first curl and then flatten as they shrink. Once you see them flat, remove from the oven (wear an oven mitt!).

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Let cool. If any are kind of curled, use a paper to press down to flatten.

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Here you go! Now use the needle nose pliers and jump rings to attach to the bracelet!

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If you want, you can add other beads between the charms!

And in addition to the debut, there will also be an official Elena of Avalor Twitter party hosted by Latina Bloggers Connect TONIGHT (July 21, 2016) at 5pm PST / 8pm EST. Use the hashtag #ElenaofAvalorTwitterParty. You can RSVP HERE.

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Disney and Latina Bloggers Connect, however all opinions and text are all mine.

Love & light,


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