Chances are you’ve not only seen the movie Frozen, but the DVD has played over and over in your house. Cute Olaf crafts are popping up everywhere, but when I did a search I didn’t see a cardboard tube Olaf, so I decided to make one and get on the Frozen craft bandwagon with everyone else!
If you read this blog regularly, you know that my kids are all older now. So while I didn’t take my kids to see Frozen, I did watch it as an in-flight movie while traveling a couple months ago. Yep. I sniveled at the end! Disney movies do it to me every single time. I loved how innocent Olaf was and didn’t realize that he could melt and disappear if it got too warm! So maybe when you make Olaf from these directions, you can make some Frozen ice castles too to keep him cool!
I have a confession to make. Before I saw the movie and had seen Olaf popping up everywhere, I didn’t really think he was cute. I thought he was pretty strange looking, but once I watched the movie and his adorable personality soaked into my head, I realized what all the fuss was about. He is cute, totally cute, and absolutely worthy of all the Olaf crafts out there.
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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
4-inch cardboard tube
White construction paper
Black pom poms
Orange pom pom
2 googly eyes
Fine point black marker
2 twigs for arms
3 tiny twigs or leaf stems for hair
Tools: glue stick, scissors, white craft glue, stick pin, toothpick
Cover the cardboard tube in white construction paper using a glue stick.
Cut 2 circles from additional white paper and glue them to the bottom of the tube for Olaf’s feet.
Glue black pom poms to the front of the cardboard tube.
Roll the orange pom pom between your palm to flatten it out a bit and glue it on the front of the tube for the nose. Glue the googly eyes above the pom pom nose.
Use a black pen to draw the eyebrows, smile and tooth.
The easiest way to make a hole in the side of the cardboard tube (for the arms) is to poke a stick pin through it first, then remove it and poke a toothpick into the hole to make it larger. Now you can poke the twigs through the hole. Glue the small twigs (mine are actually leaf stems I found outside) inside the top-front of the tube.
There, all done! Now you have your very own Cardboard Tube Olaf!
More cardboard tube crafts
I love to craft with cardboard tubes, and believe me, there’s no shortage of them in this house! Below I’ve hand picked a few of my favorite cardboard tube crafts for you.