With phenomenal Blu-ray and DVD sales on its first day of release let alone in the months following whilst still attracting cinematic audiences, Disney’s Frozen has won millions of fans for its characters including Olaf, the funny snowman built by Elsa and Anna. Add to that the weather forecasters assuring us that snow is on the way and snowmen will be taking centre stage in our homes and our gardens this winter – why not print out some paper ones for when you want to take your gloves off and come inside…?
Did you have a go with the Olaf pumpkin carving template? Don’t worry, these projects involve scooping out considerably less seeds!
Lady and the Blog’s Vera was excited to bring her readers four Frozen printables ahead of its original cinematic release. Alongside three icy mazes there’s also a Build A Snowman sheet to cut out and assemble.
Not enough ideas for your Elf on the Shelf from our Who’s been Naughty or Nice? Ask the Elf post? Then take a look at Amy’s Frozen Elf Printable on Living Locurto. Their elf Peter knows that their daughter “LOVES” Olaf so he not only bought her a new Olaf doll but also showed up as Olaf singing Let it Go. Fortunately he let Amy share the printable snowy scene he used to surprise them with so her readers can use it in their homes too.
One Creative Mommy’s Heidi used her Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial activity to entertain young guests at a Frozen-themed party. The project was a huge hit and, as well as instructions on how to make it, she also includes a printable template for the felt pieces in her post. (Don’t miss her lovely idea for a Frozen party invite too – a great use of marshmallows, there’s also a printable available to download with it).
Alli from Made with HAPPY shares a Melted Olaf Ornament project using epsom salt on Club Chica Circle providing a printable gift tag to go along with it.
It’s not just Olaf that’s capable of melting though – a liquidy end comes to all snowmen as the weather thaws. As part of a frugal Christmas when her children helped to make gifts for their friends and family, Shell Louise’s Michelle designed a Melted Snowman water bottle label to go with a collection of edible gifts.
Is your speciality baking cupcakes for edible gifts? Then head to Mighty Delighty’s “sweets, savory eats, printables, DIY design ideas and crafts” blog to download Morgan’s Snowman Cupcake Wrappers. “I like the attention they get in their cute outfits,” she writes “it makes them seem so much more than a lil’ cupcake”.
Not a baker but would still like to incorporate a snowy face in your wrapping? Click on A Mummy Too for her Free Printable Festive Gift Tags which, alongside a bauble, star, Father Christmas and toy sack, features a bright and bold snowman with a traditional carrot for its nose and To and From section to complete on its belly.
And Bloesem Living, “the most desirable interior design and craft news” website, can provide you with some stylish Free Holiday Season Wrapping Paper designed by Jessica Nielsen in a snowman (or trees and packages) design.
Or, if it’s a Christmas card you’re in need of instead, try printing out Kids Coloring Sheet’s shaped Tall Snowman Card that’s ready to have its hat and scarf coloured in differently for each different recipient.
Did that keep your children occupied for a little while but now you’ve run out of people on your Christmas card list? Mrs Heeren’s Happenings has a ready to assemble snowman pattern linked to on her teacher’s blog that she created to go with her class’s Day in the Life of a Snowman writing project – a topic suitably delayed by school closures due to snow!
For another “fun, simple collage idea that even young kids can do with very little help” try printing out Hodge Podge Crafts Printable Snowman Craft for Kids. Using two different size plates to draw the basic outline of the snowman, the printable provides you with the shapes for its accessories.
Olaf is not the first snowman to have stolen the hearts of the viewing public of course. Re-watching the adaptation of Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman (and now the more recent The Snowman and the Snowdog too) is synonymous with Christmas for many people. The official website has several downloadable activities for fans to try including making a garland, mobile, snow globe, marshmallow snowmen, snowflakes and pom-poms.
Do you love finding printables on the internet? Do you have particular favourites? Or have you featured some on your own blog? Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.
December 1st: You’ve made your List but have you Checked it Twice?
December 2nd: Who’s been Naughty or Nice? Ask the Elf!
December 3rd: Have you got Christmas all wrapped up?
December 4th: Gifts too small to wrap? Put them in a box!
December 5th: Printable Christmas cards
December 6th: Happy St Nicholas Day!
December 7th: Are you dressing your tree this weekend?