I might be about 2 years too late for this article. But, I love Frozen and everything related to it. So, it just had to be made. I don’t care if I’m in “too old” for the movie, I will sing ‘Let it Go’ every day. There’s one other person, who loves it as much as I do. And, that’s my sister. She’s as Disney obsessed and as much in love with Olaf. So, with Christmas coming up, we wanted to make something that ties into the theme of the song ‘Do you want to build a snowman’ (because sisters, obviously!) and can be used. That’s when we came across, these amazing Olaf making kits online and we decided to make our own version of them, as stocking stuffers. Here’s how to make them.
Time Taken: about 30 minutes
- Wooden Tags
- Keychin Rings
- White Paper
- Double sided tape
- Red, orange and black felt
- Black marker
- Blue and white paint
1. Start by painting the gift tag. Staying with Frozen colors, we used dark blue and mixed white, as we moved upwards. Measure the space you have left, for the snowman.
2. Draw out all the parts that you’ll need. For the body and feet, you can draw 4 slightly lopsided circles. The eyes are two ovals, with smaller ovals in their centres. Next, is a head which is like a kite, with the edges being outwards. And finally, the mouth which is the biggest feature of the face and can be pretty large. The hands, hair, scarf and nose (carrot) can be drawn on later, as they are difficult to cut.
3. Give a dark outline to the body parts drawn earlier and color in the mouth, using a thin black marker.
4. Place the body parts over the gift tag and trace it out. So, it gives the person an idea on how they should place it.
5. Draw out the hair, eyebrows and hands while the body parts are placed on the tag. Take off the parts & apply double sided tape on the back of all the cutouts. Which makes it much easier, to assemble later.
6. Cut out small pieces from the red and orange felt, for the nose and scarf. And, 3 circles from the black felt for the buttons.
7. Use double sided tape or a stronger adhesive on the back of the remaining cutouts to stick them on.
8. Add all the parts made into a small bag. You can write out “Do you want to build a Snowmaaaan” on a label, if you like to finish up the gift.
In order to assemble Olaf, you can take off the double sided tape from the cutouts and place them within the outline made earlier. Then, using a thread and key ring tie up the gift tag. And, your snowman keychain is complete!
Things to remember:
- Not going to lie, making only one of these is difficult. Because, it takes time to make the cutouts. So, if you’re making multiple keychains it works out much better.
- Write out all the parts you’re going to add to the packet, so that you don’t miss anything.
- Measure and place the parts over the tag before making all the cutouts.
- If you’re not sure about drawing out the parts, you can trace it out from templates available online.
Hope you like this DIY Do You Want To Build A Snowman Keychain Tutorial. Let me know your thoughts on Frozen, Disney and which other animated movie you like, through the comments below or through any of our media links. Have a great day ahead!
PS: If it isn’t obvious, this post isn’t commercial in any way and also, not sponsored. It’s only and only because we love Frozen.