Sock dolls or animals are just fabulous and the process of making them is so much fun. Do you like Disney Frozen Olaf the snowman? Frozen is one of the most popular Disney creations ever, as everyone from children to adults loves the movie and its soundtrack. Olaf, the snowman is simply adorable and stores are full with Olaf toys.
Here’s a fun DIY project to make Olaf sock snowman. It looks so cute and cheerful with its smiling face. It’s very easy to make and you can work with your kids on it. It will also be a fun activity for the kids to do in a Frozen themed birthday party. If you want to surprise your children with a cute handmade gift, you can make them an Olaf puppet yourself, out of socks.
Approximately 1 1/3 cups of rice — any kind (for larger socks, use more rice)
2 1-inch white pom poms
Orange felt — just a small piece
Large googly eyes (mine are about 1 cm in diameter)
Adhesive-backed black felt–one sheet of sticky-backed felt is enough for 12 snowmen.
3 clear hair elastics. (I used goody brand, medium size. They come in tiny, medium and large sizes.)
Hot glue gun and glue
*Hint. When filling the sock with rice, you will need a helper. One person holds the sock open and the other pours the rice. Or, check out the video tutorial for an even easier way to fill up the socks that even little kids can do all by themselves.
Pour just under 3/4 C rice into the bottom of the sock, and squeeze and shake it down until you have the shape you want for Olaf’s bottom.
Make sure that the top of the sock is centered in the middle.
Using a clear hair band, secure sock tightly just above the rice.
Pour just over 1/8 C rice into the sock, squeeze and shake down the rice, and secure the section with a second clear hairband.
Pour a little less than 1/2 C rice into the sock, and squeeze and shake down the rice. Shape the head so that it is taller than it is wide, and secure it with the third clear hairband.
Starting where the middle section touches the bottom section, secure the ball with hot glue so that Olaf keeps his shape. Repeat where the head and middle ball touch.
Starting with the mouth, peel the backing off the felt pieces (one at a time), and stick them to Olaf’s face and body. (I did not provide a pattern for the nose, but any old triangle-ish shape will do.)
Glue the nose and eyes on with hot glue.
Add the arms and the pom-pom feet.
Don’t forget the hair! Be sure to attach it at the bottom of the elastic hair tie, or it will look like it’s floating. (You’ll see some floating hair in the picture of the kids’ finished Olafs.)