How To Build A Snowman Valentine's Mailbox: Crafts With Kids

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Written by: cinnaburst_1976
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You Will Need...

Blue wrapping paper 
Empty tissue box {I prefer the bigger ones, but really any size will do} 
Snow Flake stickers 
1 white project board 
1 white poster board 
A glue stick {or Elmer's glue which I think works a little better} 
1 piece each of red, black and orange felt 
1 piece of velcro 
2 brass fasteners 
tape 
scissors {I recommend  kid scissors
2 pieces of brown construction paper 
pencil 
black  Sharpie {optional} 
various colour  Sharpies (optional) 

To Make The DIY Olaf Mailbox...

Step 1- Open one end of the tissue box. Cut the two small side flaps off. Use the tissue box as a pattern and draw out a piece on the poster board large enough to cover the opening on the top of the tissue box. Then use a glue stick to glue it on the top of the tissue box.
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Step 2- Wrap the tissue box in the blue wrapping paper, ensuring to cover the flaps on the ends. You may want to wrap the flaps individually. 

Step 3- Once you have the mailbox wrapped, attach the velcro to the flaps so it can close.
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Step 4- Add the snowflake stickers to the sides. 

Step 5- Find a picture of Olaf that you like or sketch him out on the project board. Then use the scissors to cut out the picture. 

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Step 6- Using your cutout of Olaf as a guide, cut out his mouth from the black felt and then glue it to the Olaf head. Also, cut a nose out of the orange felt paper and glue it. Leave a little bit of a tip for his nose. Cut Olaf's eyebrows out of the brown construction paper and glue them. TIP: If you fold a piece over, you can cut both eyebrows out at once. Fold a small piece of what is left of the black felt, and cut both pupils out at the same time and glue them. Using the black felt, cut out a bigger, uneven, circle for Olaf's button and glue it. 

Step 7- Carefully, take a marker, sharpie, or pencil and retrace the areas around the eyes in order to darken them up. Also, make sure to not forget his eyelids! Make sure to also retrace over the lines of his face and body and darken them up. Now, go back and erase the excess pencil lines to neaten Olaf up. 

Step 8- Using Olaf as a guide, trace his arms onto the brown felt and cut them out. Now, glue them to Olaf! 

Step 9- Now, cut Olaf's tooth out of poster board and glue it. 

Step 10- Now glue Olaf to the top of your mailbox.

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Step 11- Fold a piece of the brown construction paper over, and trace out an arm for Olaf and cut them out at the same time. Keep in mind, Olaf only has three fingers and a thumb.  

Step 12: Now carefully cut a hole in your mailbox near Olaf's arms. Also, cut a small hole in the ends of the arms and poke the brass fasteners through it. Now, attach them to the mailbox. When a Valentine is put into the box, you can put the arms up to show there is mail! Not to mention that Olaf is also ready for a hug now :)
Now your DIY Olaf Valentine's mailbox is ready for Valentines and warm hugs!
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Now your DIY Olaf Valentine's mailbox is ready for Valentines and warm hugs!

Other Awesome Olaf Stuff We Recommend

Want some cool stuff to go in your mailbox? Don't forget the  Frozen Valentines. You could also surprise your little Frozen fan with a nice Olaf Plush. Choose the 8" Olaf Bean Bag Plush if you want it to fit in the mailbox. We also recommend getting your child the Frozen DVD if they don't already have it, as well as the Frozen Sing Along edition. Finally, I bet your child - or you ;) - would love an Olaf blanket and an Olaf pillow to curl up with while watching Frozen. Oh, and don't forget the Olaf Mug and Frozen Hot Chocolate. 

Happy Valentine's Day.
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