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Is Frozen a staple in your house too? I remember the first time we watched it over a year ago, we were like “meh, this is alright”. Well fast forward to now when my son is really into movies and tv shows and he could watch “Olaf” every day, multiple times a day. Good thing it’s a cute story or I’d be insane now! I wanted to combine his love for artistic projects and his new found obsession with Olaf. I came up with this idea and completed it 100% free of cost by using things around the house and outside.
We did this weeks ago but had a little tragedy with a camera memory card dying on us with like 5-6 blog post pictures on it. I was a little in denial that I couldn’t get those images back and needed to recreate all of my projects but I finally got over it, snapped a new picture and want to share this with you. I don’t have step by step pictures but this is super easy, I promise.
While looking at a picture of Olaf online, I drew an outline of his shape on a piece of cardboard. I cut it out and refined the shape as needed. On one of our walks, I had my 2 year old son help me pick out some small branches for the arms and hair. I broke them down to size as needed. I glued those on first in the appropriate spots. Then I put a big glob of Elmer’s glue on a scrap of card board and dumped out a bag of cotton balls in front of my son. I showed him how to glue them on. I kept saying “dip… stick” over and over while I showed him to dip the cotton balls in the glue and then stick it to the Olaf cardboard. I realized, since my son repeats everything, that was probably not the best thing to say like that. I don’t want him running around a store saying “dipstick” so I made a point to start saying “dip AND THEN stick”!
He got the hang of it really quickly and I guided him where he should fill in the cotton balls. I should have planned out the buttons and face pieces but didn’t so I just cut them out freehand while he was gluing the cotton balls but it would have been easier for me to draw them out and then cut them but oh well. I squirted the glue on the back of the pieces and had my son help me place them where they belonged. We pressed everything down really well and let it dry for about 30 mins laying flat on the table.
Then I took some painters tape and put a bunch of it on the back of the cardboard and stuck it on the wall by our front door. My son loves it! He waves to it, points to it, says “hi Olaf”, it’s the cutest and so fitting for this time of year.
This Frozen inpsired Olaf snowman kids activity was so easy and the perfect amount of time and challenge for his age. If you are looking for something to do with your littles during the holiday break, this would be really easy to throw together!
Sorry for the lack of pictures but if you have any questions, let me know!