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Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

Fruit trees are one of the staples of the Animal Crossing games. Thanks to this very simple craft, you can have your own fruit-filled Animal Crossing themed Christmas tree to go along with the new game Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival! Read on for the how-to and a mini-review of the Wii U title.

What You Need

  • Round papier-mâché ornament
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Golden yellow acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Toilet paper roll (to hold the ornament while drying)

Get Started!

Begin by painting the bottom third of the ornament with the golden yellow color. Make the edges of the circle shape wavy. (You can use this image for reference.)

Place the ornament on the toilet paper roll while it dries.

Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

Next, paint the rest of the ornament red. A second coat may be needed to best coverage.

Allow the red paint to dry completely.

Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

Next, paint a small white circle for a gleaming appearance, and let dry.

Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

Finally, mix the black acrylic paint with the red paint to make a maroon color. Paint a small circle on the top of the ornament for the shadow at the top of the apple.

Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

Let all paint dry completely, and your ornament is complete!

Animal Crossing Apple Ornament

You can deck out a Christmas tree in a total Animal Crossing style by painting several apples, placing Animal Crossing gyroids on the tree, and nestling the new KK Slider, Isabelle, and more amiibo in the branches.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing: amiibo FestivalIf you’re a fan of the laid-back and adorable style of the previous Animal Crossing games, amiibo Festival is right up your alley. The board game uses Animal Crossing themed amiibo, which come with the game, to roll dice and collect Happy Points.

The quiet board game has players mostly just moving around the board to collect points for about 45 minutes, so older players might find it a little too quiet for that length of time. Buying and selling turnips adds an interesting element to the board game, and if players are fans of the franchise, seeing familiar characters and events from the other Animal Crossing games is a treat.

The most enjoyable part of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival are the separate mini-games, which are played with amiibo cards. The quick games are cute (of course) and will test reflexes and even your Animal Crossing knowledge.

While best suited for people who are already fans of Animal Crossing, amiibo Festival is a cute family game for patient kids and parents.

I received a promotional copy of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival for review purposes.

 

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