Do you want to build a snowman? If your child loves Frozen, I’m sure you’ve heard those words sung many, MANY times in your home since the movie came out back in 2013. But with the lack of snow during this past holiday season, there weren’t many opportunities for snow-related building activities outside, were there? Not to worry! To make up for the lack of snow play, your child can make an Olaf-inspired paper bag puppet. With the help of some printable shapes to cut out and paste, your child can make a snowman puppet as a way to welcome January.
- Printable snowman shapes (click image to right to download PDF)
- Paper lunch bag (white)
- Pipe cleaners (brown, silver)
- Glue stick
1. Start out by printing out the snowman pattern template.
2. Cut out all of the pieces and stack together by sections: body, face, etc.
3. Build the body of the snowman by gluing the largest circle onto the bag first. Then add the middle circle – but don’t glue the sides of the circle just yet. Add the two feet to the bottom. Finish this section by adding the three coal pieces down the front of the body.
4. For the head shape, you’ll need to give it a bit of trimming to get the Olaf-like shape. Sketch a “U” shape toward the top of the oval.
5. Cut out and glue to the paper bag flap.
6. Next, add the eyes and eyebrows to the face.
7. With the orange rectangle found in the pattern printable, cut a carrot shape from the piece.
8. Draw a mouth on the face (either a simple smile or Olaf’s open mouth). On top of the mouth, glue the teeth into place (draw a simple line down the middle of the rectangle to give Olaf his bucktooth look). Then, glue the carrot into place.
9. Cut a pipe cleaner in half to create the snowman arms. Cut two smaller pieces and wrap around each longer piece to create fingers.
10. Add the arms to the middle section of the snowman body by lifting up the side and adding addition glue. Insert the arm and press the body back down onto the bag. Repeat for the other side.
11. The paper bag puppet is almost ready! Cut three small pieces from a silver pipe cleaner. Turn the bag over and tape the pieces into place toward the top of the head.