Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

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When we started planning Hazels party I knew I wanted to incorporate some sort of craft into it. I already had Elsa coming but I wanted a little something else to divert the kids attention so they weren’t just running in circles. Hazel loves to craft so this was perfect addition to her party and something she was really looking forward too. To this day, she still asks if she can build a snowman.

We originally were going to do crown / tiara decorating but it just wasn’t jiving with our theme. Hazel was really particular in keeping the colours to strictly blue or pink so I wanted to make sure I kept everything in line for fear of retaliation. We did make crowns / tiara’s ahead of time, personalizing them, and using them for place cards at the party table. You can see them here.

Bees’ll buzz, kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz
And I’ll be doing whatever snow does in summer.
A drink in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand
Prob’ly getting gorgeously tanned in summer.

Everyones favourite Frozen character is Olaf, or so I think. I mean whats not to like about him? He is so ugly he’s cute, and his sense of humour is bang on. So we set out to create a craft around our naive little friend, Olaf, going with a do you want to build a snowman theme. I had treated myself to a Cricut Explore Air after Christmas, a little gift to myself and something I had wanted to get foreveeeer, this was the perfect opportunity for me to put it to the test. Using the design studio available with the machine I was able to download a templet of Olaf to use for our craft.  We let the machine do the work for us, cutting out 16 fabulous Olafs, all while we sang Do You Want to Build a Snowman at the top of our lungs.  The template I found was perfect as it cut out our Olaf into several different pieces, perfect for the kids to build with. From there, we set them up with glue sticks, crayons and giant popsicle sticks to build on.

I think the craft turned out to be a great success. The kids had a great time building snowmen and I loved seeing the uniqueness to each and everyone. We had some pink ones, some green ones, some that had been impaled (just like in the movie). It was the perfect opportunity for them to use their imaginations and the mess was kept to a minimal! 

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To see more from Hazels party hop on over to Hazel’s Glam Frozen Party for full party details!

Xo. Andria

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