Friday, April 4, 2014

Yes I Want to Build a...


Need I say more?  O.M.Gosh.  We love this guy.  He begged to be flannelized this past Monday.  I kid you not!  On the last day of March many parts of Connecticut woke up to a crazy snow storm.  Big fat flakes brought three inches of snow and everyone was singing the very popular song, Do You Want To Build a Snowman?, from Disney's hit movie - Frozen.  

Our Main Library had shown Frozen over the weekend to a packed house.  When I arrived at the little branch library on Monday with that new fallen snow I knew I had to do something with Olaf.  I "Google-imaged" him.  (Whoa, that's the strangest verb I ever wrote).  And I found that Disney had created a cut and paste Olaf...for free.  Yippee!  And thank you very much!

Disney's directions say "pose him however you want, there's no wrong or right way to build a snowman!"  
You know I love that freedom for the kids.  Okay, I confess, this one's mine!

I printed up 25 copies for our Prime Time with Mrs Breen and Piper, we already owned the, let me just tell was magic in the library.  Yup, yep, yes-sir-ree!  As the families entered the story time room at 6:30 pm the soundtrack was playing and twenty Olafs were on the craft table.  I decided to start with the craft - "yikes!  that's crazy, Mrs Breen!", I heard from one of the little ones!  We never do that!  While crafting, (I'm making up verbs tonight), they sang, "let it go..."  Yes,  I was in heaven!  Piper too.  We love it when the universe aligns for story time.  

Now just look at the snowman's parts - are they not made for Piper and Jane? This is how I make my felt pieces - in pieces!   So, I did it, I flannelized him today.  And I sang the whole time!  

I took the following photo with hopes that you could see the black backing on the white .  I did not back-up the branches, (arms and hair) with black. 

The very coolest part of this comical character in flannel is that he can be posed again and again and again.   You know I will the kids will just love that.   It's all good here at the library! 

We tried to sing head shoulder knees and toes...maybe, not so good! 
We'll practice!

We thank you for visiting our blog.  Here's another blog to check out:  from whole cloth witten by my niece, Cate.  Talk about the universe aligning...she made kid-sized Anna and Elsa capes and posted them on that same snowy Monday!  Total surprise for me...but you know, great minds run in a family think alike!  

Comments are always welcome ~ Piper & Jane


  1. You did the craft FIRST? You put the rebel in rebel librarian!

  2. Hi Jane! Thank you for the shout out to FWC! This Olaf craft is so great. I love him flannelized!


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