January was a chilly month full of “frozen” moments. We captured the season in our winter frozen party. The kids were surprised when we told them they didn’t have to put on hats, gloves, and mittens to make our snowmen! We created a variety of crafts that incorporated elements of winter- snowmen, snow, penguins, snowflakes, and frozen characters. Kids love crafts that are edible and really enjoyed making their own marshmallow Olaf! The theme was continued throughout the party in the cupcakes and treat bags.
We used marshmallows to create the snowman.
– Large campfire marshmallows
– Black sixlets
– Orange Slices
– Edible black marker
Use tooth picks to join together three marshmallows in the form of a snowman. Draw on eyes and mouth with edible marker. Cut orange in half long ways. Put it on the top marshmallow to make the nose. Use icing to adhere the sixlets as buttons on the snowman.
We let kids create their own snow globes using clear plastic plates. We glued a piece of construction paper to a large plate. Children draw their scene using markers, stickers, pipe cleaners, and glitter glue then an adult can use a hot glue gun to adhere the clear plate on top of the scene.
-Clear plastic plate
-Hot glue gun
-Markers, stickers, glitter glue
Bags were purchased from Oriental Trading Company. Just provide markers and/or crayons and let the kids each color their own bag. These were very useful for the kids to carry their crafts home.
Grow your own crystal snowflake
Kids can grow their own snowflakes using borax and pipe cleaners. Form pipe cleaners into snowflake shape. Tie a string to the snowflake and the other end to a straw so that you may hang it over the cup into the solution. Pour the pre-made solution into each cup and let them sit over night!
– 2 cups water
-1/3 cup borax
-Straw or pencil
Purchased from Oriental trading Company. Contains everything in pack with instructions.
Kit purchased from Wal-Mart. Kit includes everything with instructions.
Guess how many marshmallows
A jar was filled with counted out marshmallows. Each child had a turn to come up and guess how many marshmallows were in the jar. The child closest to the number of marshmallows in the jar wins a prize!
Marshmallow suck-up race
Kids have 30-60 seconds to see how many marshmallows in a cup sucking through a straw. Each kid gets a cup and straw. Set out marshmallows and say go! Person who gets the most marshmallows in their cup wins!
Frozen Spin to Win Wheel
Kids guess a number and then spin the wheel to see if the spinner will land on their number. If the spinner lands on the number the child guessed, they win a prize!
You can’t have a party without bingo! Frozen bingo is similar to regular bingo but instead of using numbers, we used characters from the frozen movie. These cards were purchase off of etsy.com and were available to print off after purchasing. To make this game even more winterized, we used marshmallows as the covers!
Pin the Nose on Olaf
The kids loved this game and it was super easy to make. Use a piece of poster board to make a life-size Olaf. I sketched ours by looking at a picture online. Then I used orange construction paper to cut out carrot noses. I put each child’s name on a carrot. When it was their turn, I placed a piece of two sided stick tape on the back of the carrot. Spin the child a couple times and let them try to get Olaf’s nose back where it belongs!