Friday, November 4, 2016

How to Make Olaf the Snowman Easter eggs

Popular Easter egg designs will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Anna, her sister Princess Elsa, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Easter egg coloring kit, be unique and build your own snowman … Olaf!

To make Olaf the Snowman Easter eggs, supplies needed include:

- Hard boiled 
eggs
- baby carrots
Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- Black sharpie markers (
fine and medium point)
- scissors
- pencil
- scotch tape
paring knife
black pipe cleaners
Olaf template

To begin, boil the eggs and let them cool. Gather several baby carrots, clean them and then cut one end off at a slanted angle. If desired, thin the baby carrot into a pointed nose shape using a paring knife so that it fits Olaf’s face.

To make Olaf’s facial features:
1. Download the Olaf face template available here.
2. Print the template (use zoom in feature for a smaller version) to fit the egg.
3. Cut out the pieces of Olaf’s face (eyebrows, eyes, mouth) and tape the pieces onto the egg.
4. Trace each piece using a pencil and then remove the taped pieces.
5. Color in the design using black Sharpie markers.
6. Using hot glue or craft glue, glue the slanted end of the carrot onto egg
7. Erase excess pencil marks using an eraser

Finally, cut a black pipe cleaner into 3 pieces and then glue the pieces to the top of the egg.

If preferred, one can make a 3D stuffed Olaf carrot nose instead of using carrots. Visit Howto Make an Olaf the Snowman Halloween Costume for detailed information.

How to Make an Olaf the Snowman Valentine’s Day Box

Popular Valentine’s Day gifts and exchange cards will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Anna, her sister Princess Elsa, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Valentine card holder, be unique and build your own snowman … Olaf!

To make an Olaf the Snowman Valentine card box holder for boys and girls, supplies
How to Make an Olaf the Snowman Valentine’s Day Box
needed include:

- White wrapping paper
White tissue paper (optional)
Foam sheets: orange, black, brown, white
Olaf template
- Empty cereal box
- Scissors
Hot Glue sticks and glue gun

To begin, cut a hole in the top of the box. Then, wrap the box in white paper, cutting around the opening just made in the box. If desired, cut small squares of tissue paper, scrunch up and then hot glue the squares to the box. These scrunched up squares of tissue paper will give Olaf a 3D, soft and fluffy look. Using this 
template, cut the black, white, black circles out of foam. Layered, these pieces will form the eyes. Cut the circular nose out of orange foam, mouth out of black foam. Arrange the cut foam pieces on the front of the box as pictured. Glue the foam pieces into place using hot glue.


Be sure to add the child’s name / photo to the top of the box so children will know who’s creative Valentine Box it is. To complete the theme, purchase 
Disney Frozen Valentine exchange cards at Amazon.comPrime members receive free 2-day shipping on millions of items!

How to Make a Princess Elsa Valentine’s Day Box

Popular Valentine’s Day cards for this year will include those characters from Disney’s hit animated movie, Frozen: Princess Elsa, her sister Princess Anna, Kristoff the outdoorsman, Olaf, Sven the reindeer and Hans the handsome royal. Instead of purchasing the typical and costly Disney Valentine holder, be unique and build your own!
How to Make a Princess Elsa Valentine’s Day Box

Queen Elsa of Arendelle, also known as The Snow Queen, is the older sister of Princess Anna and was next in line for Arendelle's throne until her powers over ice and snow led her to become the famous Snow Queen. To make the fairy princess holder for special deliveries of Valentine's Day cards from cupid and other pen pals, supplies needed include:

- Cereal Box
- 
2” Letter stickers
- 
Sparkle snowflake stickers
- Artificial flowers or 
other bling for braid
- Small rubber bands
- 
Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- Scissors
- Ribbon
- 
Off white colored yarn
- Blue construction paper or cardstock
- 
Elsa face template

To begin, cut an opening in the top of the cereal box. Then, cover the box in colored paper of your choice (cardstock is heavier and will hold up better, but construction paper will do).
Print the Elsa face template using a color printer. Cut around Elsa (including the hair) and glue the image to the front right side of the box, leaving room on the left front side for the child’s name.

To make Queen Elsa’s hair:
Use a wide object to wrap the yarn around. For example, use a kitchen chair and wrap the yarn around until pleased with the thickness of the ponytail. Slide the yarn off of the object and cut in ½, making 2 long groups of yarn. Set one group of strands aside (this will be used for the bangs). Using the other group of long yarn strands, tie one end with a rubber brand. Braid the ponytail and secure the end with the other rubber band. Decorate the braided ponytail with bling, ribbon, artificial flowers or something more lovely for Valentine’s Day, like hearts or diamonds!

Using the other group of yarn strands, cut into strips of various length. Lay the yarn strips over Elsa’s head to form bangs. Once satisfied with the look, hot glue the strands in place.

Finish the Frozen Valentine’s Holder by decorating the left front side and back side of the box with sparkle and letter stickers. Be sure to include the child’s name on the box so others know whose crafty creation it is. To complete the theme, purchase Disney Frozen Valentine exchange cards at Amazon.com. Prime members receive free 2-day shipping on millions of items!

How to make a SpongeBob Squarepants Valentine’s Day card box

How to make a SpongeBob Squarepants Valentine’s Day card box
This one-of-a-kind design is perfect for special deliveries of Valentine's Day cards from cupid and other pen pals! The Spongebob Valentine Card holder starts with an inexpensive tissue box, but one can modify the design slightly using a larger box for even more valentines. Ideal for classroom parties and design contests!

To create a unique Spongebob Squarepants Valentine Card Holder, supplies needed include:

Cube tissue box
- 7 
yellow sponges
- 2 
googly eyes
- Pink chalk
Foam sheets: black, white and pink
- Yellow construction paper
Hot Glue sticks and glue gun
- Scissors

Start by gluing 2 sponges horizontally on the box. Cut 2 larger circles out of white foam. Glue the googly eyes on to the center of each white foam circle. Cut two smaller circles out of a sponge to form the cheeks. Using the excess sponge, also cut the nose. Cut eyelashes and mouth out of black foam. Cut the tongue out of pink foam. Teeth can be formed using white foam. Assemble the pieces and glue to box using hot glue or super glue. If using hot glue, sand the box a little to give it a rougher surface to attach to. Otherwise, the hot glue fell off once it dried. In this example, the back of the box is not covered in sponges, but yellow construction paper. Cover the back side and top of the box with yellow construction paper. Be sure to add the child’s name / photo to the top of the box so others can easily identify who’s crafty Valentine Card Box this is.

For help with cutting and shape formations, download the Spongebob face template 
here.


To save money on supplies, check your cleaning supplies for sponges. Or, buy in bulk online at 
Amazon.com.