Olaf Pencil Topper

Yesterday, I went to the movies and fell in love…with a little snowman named Olaf.  Little Crafter had been begging to see “Frozen,” so we took advantage of his day off school and headed to the theater.  Both of us enjoyed the story, the songs, and most of all, the character of Olaf.  I mean, how can you not love a character who introduces himself with, “Hi!  I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs!” 

As soon as we got home, I knew I needed to find some creative way to make an Olaf of our own.  I grabbed some materials I already had in my stash and came up with this fun and easy felt pencil topper…take a look!

Olaf Pencil Topper

– white, orange, and black felt
– jute/twine
– google eyes
– scissors
– hot glue gun and glue sticks
– pencil, scrap paper

Olaf Pencil Topper

Step 1: Cut two head shapes, a tooth shape, and a cheek shape from white felt, a mouth from black felt, and a carrot nose from orange felt.

It’s always trickiest when you’re trying to recreate an actual character rather than just a “generic” animal because you want to make sure the resemblance is there!  To get the unique face shape and proportions right, I did a Google image search for Olaf, then traced one of the images to give myself a pattern to cut.  I did it by holding up a piece of scrap paper right on the computer screen and sketching it with a pencil, but you could also print a picture out or even put the image into an electronic cutting machine to make yourself a pattern.

Step 2: Cut four short pieces of jute to be Olaf’s “hair.” Glue the head pieces together around the outer edges, sandwiching the “hair” in between the two layers.  Leave the bottom open so a pencil can slide in.

Olaf pencil topper

Step 3: Glue the face together, layering the mouth and then the teeth, followed by the cheeks, nose, eyes, and eyebrows.

Olaf pencil topper

That’s all there is to it; easy-peasy!  Now you have your own Olaf pencil topper!  Mine literally cost nothing since I already had all the materials on hand, and chances are that you might too!  How cute would these be as Valentines?  You could add a little paper that says, “I like warm hugs,” or “You’re worth melting for, Valentine!” All the kiddos in LC’s class are crazy about this movie, so I have a feeling I’ll be whipping up some more of these in the next few weeks!  What about you; are you in love with Olaf too?

{Warm} Hugs & Glitter!


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  1. LOVE!! I so need this for my pencil next year when I go back to teaching! He will for sure put a smile on my face and my students!! Thanks for the idea!

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