Friday, May 27, 2016

Do you want to build a Snowman? More Frozen Fun with Felt

The girls are still in love with Frozen! I came upon this idea on Pinterest when I was looking up decoration ideas and activities for the Frozen Party in February.  Click here if you want to read more about our party!

I have finally managed to sit down and do this project.  I had to improvise a little because, for some strange reason, I didn't have all the colours of felt that I needed.  I didn't want to put it off any longer so I used what I had available.  If you decide to do this project yourself, I would suggest that you take the list of materials with you next time you go shopping and make sure you have everything you need before getting started!

Chelsea from The Crafter Life created a magnetic Olaf puzzle that she put on the fridge for her daughter to "build a snowman" while she is doing other things in the kitchen.  I used her template to make my own.  I used goggle eyes instead of cutting out more felt ones.  Monique from Living Life and Learning made a felt Olaf puzzle that she cut out free hand.  I took a page from her book and chose to make mine out of felt too so I didn't have to make it magnetic.  I am planning to create a few more felt puzzles and a felt board so I have a set of felt activities for the kids to use when they come over to play.  Monique has a small collection of felt puzzles that you might want to check out.
All the pieces laid out and ready to assemble.
The completed Olaf

I didn't have any orange felt and the black felt that I did have was adhesive (it is sticky on the back).  Instead I used coloured card and cut out both the felt and the cardboard.  Then I stuck the cardboard and felt together using the sticky back.  This way all the pieces are either entirely felt or felt backed and will work the same. I put velcro dots on the back of the goggle eyes so they will also 'stick' to the felt shapes.  I'm so proud of myself!

While I was putting it all together, Shelly came along to see what was going on.  She thought Olaf's arm might be tasty but it wasn't and she settled for a High-Five instead. 

I get bonus Awesome Aunty points!