Teach Me Tuesday: Olaf Snow Globe

Hi there friends! Only a couple days until Christmas…I can hardly believe it! In case you are looking for a fun winter craft or a quick gift your kiddos can make for their friends, you will love today’s post. Michelle, our Kids Crafts contributor, is back today to share the sweetest winter kiddo craft. Check out this Olaf Snow Globe! If you have a Frozen crazed kid like I do, they are bound to love this one!

Can you believe that we are right smack in the middle of the holidays?? Nothing is more amazing and stressful than the holidays and this is for sure a time that you want to keep those kids busy and amused so you can get some secret work accomplished! This is a great, quick and easy project that older kids can easily do with young kids and younger kids will get a kick out of for a while- Avery loves hers! Check out our new Olaf snow-globe!

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This started in two ways, first I found these fun fill-able snow globes for half off at Michael’s, super fun but any jar would work great for this too. I just liked this one because it was plastic and round.

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The second piece to this puzzle was found while cleaning Avery’s classroom, I was putting stuff away and located one of her MANY Olaf figures and I thought that she would love that in the snow-globe and it is obviously out of the current toy rotation so we can pretend I just picked it up for just such an occasion. Once you have your items for the inside of the snow-globe, you just want to hot glue them inside the lid. An adult or much older child (like teen) should do this step.

 
 

After that, I handed over the top to Avery and a few different glitter options to throw inside, natuarlly because she is my daughter, she chose them all. Good girl.

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I had a finer glitter, a bigger glitter and some snowflake sequins- all of them went in and I am pretty sure that she enjoyed this part!

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After that, add water and you are done! Time to glue on the lid and for this you can easily use a glue like E600 that takes longer to dry, just make sure it doesn’t get on the outside so that it can be played with immediately!

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Thanks Kara for letting me come over again today!

Michelle {Delicate Construction}

 

Teach Me Tuesday: FROZEN Sensory Tub

Welcome to Teach Me Tuesday! A (mostly) weekly series where we share all things kid-friendly that you can do with your kids or teach them how to do. It can be educational, artistic, scientific, hands-on…anything goes as long as it’s kid approved!

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Hello sweet Mine for the Making friends! It is Michelle again and I am back with another fun kids activity for you! Has FROZEN become a staple in your house like it has mine? If it is has, I have the perfect sensory tub activity for you! My daughter loved this and played with it for days, I would classify that as a successful project! Check out this FROZEN Sensory Tub:

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Doesn’t it look fun?! I have to say, I had as much fun setting it up for Avery as she did playing with it. It was super simple to put together and is something that I classify as ‘toddler safe’. By this I mean, besides the glitter, it is all edible ingredients. When it comes to glitter, if children eat a bit of it, it wouldn’t be a huge deal. I used flavorless gelatin for this sensory tub and while of course you can use flavored gelatin, I don’t like for kids to get used to eating sensory experiences. I feel like that can be a hard habit to break so, especially with the little ones, I make sure they wouldn’t get hurt if it goes in their mouths, but I don’t want it to be an appetizing flavor. Ok, I will step off my soap box now and show you my ingredients- gelatin, food coloring and glitter (you will also need water).

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I made the gelatin according to the box directions (I just used water instead of juice) in one big bowl, then I separated that into 3 tubs and added food coloring and glitter.

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I mixed that up and while it looks great for the picture like this, I thought it was a little shallow in the container. I think these three containers would work great if I had doubled the recipe (I would have needed two of those small boxes, though, I need to just invest in the big one because Avery loved it!).

Isn’t it pretty?

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Yeah, this is much more appropriate in my bread pans, just not nearly as cute. Oh well. Function wins!

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I put these in my fridge over night and pulled them out in the morning. I noticed that the glitter mostly sunk to the bottom, next time I will add some more on the top. But, I found that my plastic spatula worked well to keep the glitter stuck to the gelatin squares. I just cut them with a butter knife into semi square ish shapes.

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Once they were cut up, I arranged them on a tray, added Avery’s little plastic Elsa and let her have a blast! She built castles, made a floor for her to dance on, made her clothes and eventually just squished up all the blocks. I still don’t think she is done yet, even squished up, it still looks awesome and inviting!

Plus it is cool to have a cold sensory activity when it is very hot outside, perfect!

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I hope you all have as much fun as we did with this activity!!

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Disney FROZEN Fun Pom Pom Crafts

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I don’t know about your house, but our house has been buzzing around excitedly about the release of Disney’s FROZEN DVD this week (March 18th)! We saw it in theaters three times and my daughter has literally been counting down the days for the release so that she can have her very own copy…to watch everyday I’m sure. Not to mention that her birthday party this month is FROZEN themed… we pretty much live in a world of all things FROZEN at this point. Haha! So, to celebrate this glorious occasion even more, we got our craft on. Check out our Disney FROZEN Fun Pom Pom Crafts that we made!

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We used yarn pom poms to create an Olaf snowman…because let’s be honest, that cheery, cute, positive little guy is our favorite character! My daughter even named her new pet dwarf bunny after him! His character is just too sweet not to love. And the yarn pom poms make cute little snowballs, don’t you think?

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We ran to Walmart for the FROZEN DVD and some other fun FROZEN products (including the toddler Elsa doll, a FROZEN story book, and a FROZEN t-shirt). I was super excited to see that the movie was marked down to $14.96! And there’s even a coupon on specially marked packages of Eggo Waffles (24 count) for a $5 off offer for the FROZEN DVD… talk about an awesome deal!! My girl was ECSTATIC to say the least. Once we were home, we got busy with our Disney FROZEN Fun Pom Pom Crafts.

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Do you wanna build a {pom pom} snowman with us? You will need 3 white yarn pom poms, brown pipe cleaners, orange ribbon scrap, black and white mini pom poms, small googly eyes, black and white scraps of felt, black ric-rack scrap, hot glue gun and glue sticks. Simply cut out the pieces to make your pom pom snowman and glue them all on. Really easy!

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After our pom pom snowman craft, we decided to have a picnic with {pom pom} Olaf and Elsa outside. My daughter insisted on wearing her FROZEN shirt and having Elsa hair, so I whipped up a quick hair bow and gave her a side braid that had a silver glittery ribbon intertwined. For this craft you need one white yarn pom pom, aqua glitter ribbon, silver glitter ribbon, scissors, a hair clip, a hot glue gun and glue sticks. I made two circles out of the aqua ribbon, then pinched them in the middle and glued them. Then I overlapped the aqua circles and glued them in a ‘X’ shape. I glued the yarn pom pom in the middle and glued a long piece of silver ribbon to the back. Then I glued on the hair clip and DONE! Clipped it in my girl’s hair and braided the silver ribbon into her side braid. CUTENESS!

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The FROZEN tea party was a hit and so simple too! I just spread out a quilt in our grass, collected the tea set on a tray, and we headed out to the backyard for some FROZEN fun. The best part about having a tea party outside is that we get to put water in our tea kettle…it’s like the real deal guys. 

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How fun would it be to surprise your kiddos with the FROZEN DVD, toys, and a fun craft or two? You can even make the crafts while watching the movie! Head to Walmart to get your copy with a price drop of $14.96 and be sure to follow the hashtags #FROZENfun and #CollectiveBias on social media for even more FROZEN fun! And be sure to check back her in a couple of weeks for the recap of my daughter’s FROZEN birthday party! 

Thanks for stopping by today friends! Who is your favorite FROZEN character?