How to make a Frozen-inspired Olaf the snowman
What you will need
- 1 white sock
- A small packet of rice
- A large cup
- A bowl
- 3 white loom bands
- A pair of googly eyes
- 2 white pom poms
- 1 brown pipe cleaner
- 1 A4 sheet of black felt
- 1 A4 sheet of orange felt
- Glue stick
- PVA glue
A gleaming white sock plays the main part in our Olaf-inspired sock snowman craft, giving this cheeky chap his snowy look. The brr-illiant thing about this craft is that there's no sewing involved, so younger children can have a go too.
To build a snowman of your own all you really need to do is fill a white sock with rice, tie it off with loom bands and decorate him with googly eyes and felt shapes.
And as socks always come in pairs, you get two snowmen for the price of one, so let your kids have fun building sock snowmen of their own. They could even use a pair of fleecy socks to make fluffy snowmen and make loom band scarves to keep them warm.
Scroll down for our step-by-step guide on how to make a sock snowman, inspired by Disney's Frozen character.
Age group: Kids as young as four can make our sock snowman craft. They might just need help cutting out the felt shapes.
Step 1Olaf-inspired sock snowman craft equipment...
Find a flat surface to work on and gather together all the craft materials you need to make an Olaf-inspired sock snowman.
Step 2How to make an Olaf-inspired sock snowman...
Fill a sock with one large cup of rice, placing a bowl underneath to catch any spillages and keep your craft area tidy.
Step 3Squeeze the sock just above the rice and tie the first section off with a loom band.
Step 4Fill the sock with more rice (about 1/4 of a cup) then squeeze the sock just above the rice and tie the second section off with another loom band, for the snowman's tummy.
Step 5Fill the sock with more rice (about 1/2 a cup) then squeeze the sock just above the rice and tie the third section off with a loom band, for the snowman's head.
Using scissors cut the top of the sock off, leaving about one inch spare for the snowman's hair, then make a few snips in it for his spiky hairstyle.
Step 6Bend a pipe cleaner a few times at each end to create the snowman's hands.
Wrap the pipe cleaner around the snowman's waist, holding it in place with a dollop of PVA glue.
Step 7For the sock snowman's details...
- Cut out three small, black, circular felt shapes for the snowman's buttons and stick them on using the glue stick.
- Stick the googly eyes onto the snowman's head.
- Cut out a smiley-mouth and two eyebrow shapes from the black felt and stick them on the snowman's head (alternatively use black marker pen for the eyebrows if you find them too fiddly).
- Cut out a long, orange felt shape for the snowman's nose and stick it on.
Step 8How to put the finishing touches to your Olaf-inspired sock snowman...
Add two white pom poms to the bottom of your snowman for his feet, then spread dollops of PVA glue all around the loom bands to keep the snowman's sections together. Let it dry overnight and that's it! Your smiley sock snowman is ready to play with.
Design created by Jennifer Shepherd for goodtoknow.co.uk.
For crafts materials such as felt and pipe cleaners etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London.
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