Friday, June 27, 2014

I Made: Disney Frozen Olaf Cardboard Standee Tutorial

We wanted to make a life-sized Olaf cardboard standee for Lil Pumpkin's Disney Frozen-themed birthday party in school. She had a mini photo-booth and we thought this would be an awesome prop :)

At first we got some giant Styrofoam balls from Art Friend to craft a snowman, but then decided it'll be too time-consuming {since we wanted to stick some cotton wool on it as well to make it more "life-like"} and it wouldn't actually look too much like Olaf.

In the end, the boy said we should just make a cardboard standee. And so we did :P It was easy to construct and actually turned out pretty good!

Prep time: 
About 1 hour 

- Large cardboard pieces {at least 3}
- Glue
- Penknife
- Glue
- Metal wires
- Duct tape
- Chopsticks

  1. Print your life-sized Olaf picture onto white A2 papers. You can use this free Olaf printable.
  2. Cut out the Olaf paper pieces.
  3. Arrange them on the cardboard pieces, any way you like. For us, we wanted the hands to hold the head so placed them separate from the body.
  4. Glue them on the cardboard.
  5. Cut out the Olaf cardboard pieces.
  6. Tape the head to the hands, and use the wire and chopsticks as back support to the hands as the head will be too heavy.
  7. Tape the hands, holding the head, to the body.
  8. Create the standee back support by using an extra piece of cupboard and cut it into a large triangle. It should be slightly shorter than Olaf's body. Glue and tape one of the long side to the standee's back. 
  9. You can make it more stable by sticking the standee {including the back support} to a square base as well.

These are basic steps which can be used to create other cartoon character standees. We might have to make another one next year, depending on what theme Lil Pumpkin wants for her birthday haha.

Have fun and let me know if you do make it by sending me a pic on Facebook, or tagging me in Twitter or Instagram! My mum's currently in Perth for a holiday and yesterday she managed to find Elsa's costume on discount! It's not even sold in Singapore yet so score!! Can't wait to see Lil Pumpkin's face when she shows it to her :)

Here are some other things I made.  

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Susan said...

It must have been a hit at her school. The Frozen fever is definitely here to stay for a while.

Masshole Mommy said...

No way! How cool is that? It came out awesome.

GrowingwiththeTans said...

This is so cute and clever! I'm sure it makes a lovely decoration for her room now too, even after the party. :)

Grace said...

Very cool! What did you use for his little buttons? I bet Lil Pumpkin had a great birthday party :)

An Apel a Day said...

That's so cute! There are so many crazy about Frozen! My kids are all about the Lego Movie. Mica told me, "Mom I have to say that I do like Frozen. I know it's a girl movie, but I like it." I said, "It's not a girl movie. It's a movie that anyone can enjoy."

I'm traveling right now. I don't usually blog about that until I get back. I have posts that will go out every so often. Sadly I can't even check my email. My account won't let me log on from a different source. We're having fun though.

Stacy said...

Post a back view of Olaf?

EssentiallyJess said...

Oh that is so cool! Wish I had seen this before today! That would have been awesome for Bridie's birthday!

Six Little Hearts said...

Clever you! Looks so professional! I still know nothing about the Frozen phenomenon!

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me said...

A great school holiday project here for me - thanks lovely x

Unknown said...

How very cool! She is lucky girl.

One Mother Hen said...

Love your Olaf cutout and thanks for sharing the printable! Frozen is very popular in this house :)

Julie @ Off to the Park said...

Wow, that looks great! My Popette loves Frozen, and has instructed me that she wants a Frozen party for her 6th birthday next year! I will have to remember this for her party :)

Unknown said...

Ohhhhh what a great idea! We've done cut out cardboard standees but not for a school party! Going to try - Poppy's is this week!!!! Ahhhh!!!!

Ai Sakura said...

Susan: Yup! Finding it so strange they are taking so long to bring in the dolls and stuff though~

Masshole Mommy: thank you!

GrowingwiththeTans: Yes it would but we're currently rearranging stuff around. Will try to fit it in!

Grace: It's actually part of the printable!

Alissa: Have a good trip! Good to know that you're traveling. Was worried something happened.

Stacy: K I'll get a pic of it :)

Six Little Hearts: I think your little one will love it

Emily: No worries xox

Annaleis: thank you!

Julie: Oh great! It will make a good prop.

Adora: Oh how fun! Have a great one!

mummybean said...

What a cute cardboard standee! I've made them before too and they are such a nice touch for a party!