Yes, you can build a snowman too – with this adorable Olaf puppet papercraft for kids! The best part is that all you need is paper – not snow!
Can you make a snowman dance? This might sound like the first line of a Christmas song, but it isn’t – it’s a genuine question we have!
When you think of snowmen dancing and doing other such things, the first thing to come to mind is probably Olaf, the lovable snowman from Frozen and Frozen II. Olaf is an important part of the story, and provides a good deal of humor, not unlike other Disney characters like Aladdin‘s Genie or The Lion King‘s Timon and Pumba.
But Olaf isn’t just funny, he can also be quite insightful! Here are some of Olaf’s best quotes from the Frozen movies:
“Some people are worth melting for.”
“Love … is … putting someone else’s needs before yours.”
“Because I love you, Anna, I insist you run.”
“I’m not leaving here until we find some other act of true love to save you!”
Sounds like Olaf knows quite a bit about love! So even if it isn’t snowing in your area and you can’t build Olaf with snow, you can certainly build him with paper! And we’re going to help you with it – with an adorable Olaf puppet papercraft for kids!
Adorable Olaf Puppet Papercraft for Kids
- Colored craft papers
- Paper plate
- Popsicle stick
- Craft glue
How to make the Olaf Puppet Papercraft:
1. Download and print the Olaf puppet papercraft template. The template contains parts of Olaf’s body, as well as parts of the face, hair and limbs.
2. Trace the template pieces on card stock of your preferred colors. Select off-white or white for the main body, brown for hte hair and arms, grey for the mouth and black for buttons, eyes and eyebrows. Cut out the pieces of the Olaf puppet papercraft neatly.
3. Let’s assemble the different parts of the Olaf puppet papercraft. Attach the teeth cutout on the top-middle part of the mouth cutout. Stick the twig hair cutout on the top of the head. Glue one button on the smaller upper body cutout and two buttons on the bigger lower body cutout.
4. Stick the nose and the mouth patterns on the head.
5. Stick the eyes and the eyebrows in appropriate positions on Olaf’s face.
6. Attach the two body cutouts together, applying glue on the back of the smaller upper body part. Stick the leg cutouts on the bottom of the lower body part.
7. Attach the head on the top of the upper body cutout.
8. Attach the twig arms on both sides of the upper body.
9. Stick the papercraft Olaf figure on a popsicle stick, applying glue only on the head. Keep the rest of the body free from glue.
10. Time to make the background for the Olaf puppet papercraft. Take a paper plate and cover the inner surface of the plate with blue craft paper. Cut a slit 4 inches wide along a side of the plate, adjacent to the bottom surface. Attach a half circular paper cutout on the blue paper of the plate and keep the half-circular paper right above the slit. Keep the top side of the half-circular paper open.
11. Insert the papercraft Olaf through the slit and bring the bottom half the body pattern to the front side of the half-circular part. Keep the popsicle stick outside the slit so that you can move the puppet with the stick. Your Olaf puppet papercraft is ready!
12. All you need to do to make Olaf move is to move the popsicle stick. Now you can make Olaf jump, sing and dance!
How happy does Olaf look here? We love the kind of positivity Olaf has, even if it’s not his favorite season – summer! If you enjoyed this, you may also like this Gingerbread Cookie Puppets papercraft, this DC Superhero Puppet papercraft or a set of printable farm animal puppets. Who knows, maybe you could come up with something totally whacky and unique that includes all these puppets together!