My kids have all loved Frozen (even my boys, but don’t tell them I told you). With Frozen 2 out in theatres now we are all rediscovering our love of the movies. This Frozen-inspired Queen Elsa paper craft is fun for kids of all ages and is the perfect Frozen activity to do after watching the new Frozen 2 movie.
Frozen 1 came out when I was on bedrest with my twins. That year my daughter ended up watching A LOT of Frozen so I’m pretty sure that I know every word by heart.
It was a great source of entertainment while we waited for my twins to be born and I’m grateful that it gave me a lot of quiet moments on the couch with my daughter during a time when I wasn’t able to do much else.
My family went to go see Frozen 2 on Thanksgiving Day and I actually think I loved it more than the first move. The music in Frozen 2 is absolutely gorgeous. We came home and cooked Thanksgiving dinner while listening to the soundtrack. There’s a definite “coming of age” theme to the movie and I loved seeing how the characters had grown.
My little girls have dusted off their Frozen costumes and been dancing around the house singing the new songs.
At some point I’m going to pull out this Super Snow Powder for them to play with too.
My boys LOVED playing with this when they were little and I haven’t been quite as good about doing things like this with my girls.
I blame having twins. Two babies at once made it MUCH harder to do everything that I wanted to.
FIRST Download this Queen Elsa TemplateYou will need this free printable template before starting.
Select colored craft papers for this craft. I'm using yellow craft paper for the hair, baby blue and a lighter shade of blue for the different parts of the dress; and cream-colored craft paper for the body. Trace the patterns (Download the template HERE and print this out before starting) on the selected craft papers. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Take the hair cut out and trace the red pattern marked on the hair pattern template on the hair cutout. Cut a slit along the pattern, making sure to keep the hair cutout intact on both sides of the slit.
Grab the body cut out and slide the top end of the head through the slit from the bottom side of the hair. The bottom side of the hair should remain on the backside and the top side of the hair should be placed on the front of the head part.
Time to put the pretty clothes on! Attach the top part of the dress on the top side of the body cutout.
Attach the paper dress on the Elsa paper doll body cutout.
Take the bottom part of the dress and create accordion folds on it.
Adjust the width of the top (smaller side) side of the accordion folded paper to the width of the Elsa paper doll's waste. Attach the accordion folded pattern on the paper Elsa doll.
Trace and cut out the teardrop patterns from blue craft papers. These are the backside of Elsa’s dress.
Join the small teardrop-shaped cutout on the front of the big teardrop-shaped cutout. Attach them on the backside of the Elsa papercraft doll.
Add sequins, faux pearl beads or any kind of decorative craft item to make the papercraft doll look prettier!