Friday, February 21, 2014

DIY Frozen Castle Tutorial

Disney Frozen Anna Elsa Dollhouse Castle DIY Tutorial

Do I have the only little ones who are REALLy enjoying Disney's "Frozen" movie?

Flower does a large portion of her PT exercises to the Frozen soundtrack, and she has chosen to make little Anna and Elsa dolls two of her weekly prizes for completing her 6 hours of therapy.  She recently realized that ANNA AND ELSA NEED AN ICE CASTLE!

Well, we are just not going to buy a big plastic Frozen castle...but we decided we could probably make our own.  We have previously made a cardboard Snow White cottage, so we modified the pattern to make it look a bit more...frozen.  Here is how we did it...feel free to tweak it and make it your own!


1. We purchased the Cardboard Dollhouse PDF from a shop on Etsy.  It is not my pattern, but I like it!


2. We drew over the pattern to change the treehouse look into more of an ice castle.  You can see the changes in blue.  We freehanded it...it is not rocket science!
 

3. Using a good utility knife and quality, thick cardboard, we cut out the pieces following the pattern. (I don't have to say that this is a job for the adult, right?!)






 4. We assembled the castle, and then embellished with some windows and a door.  We kept the door connected at the bottom, and bent it to create pull-down steps.  The steps were a MUST according to my Frozen experts!


5. We painted both sides of all the pieces with swirls of blue, white and a drop of yellow.


6. We mixed some silver glitter into some Modge Podge and painted that over both sides of each piece.


7. Finally, we assembled the castle, and then sprayed it all over with Modge Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer to make it shiny, protected, and to "glue" the pieces together.  

We think it turned out great- and it is just the right size for the Anna and Else Frozen dolls.  Give it a try and let us know how your castle turns out!

2 comments:

  1. That's awesome! It would be so fun for pretend play - I may want to get in on it too! lol!

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  2. Yikes that is an involved project, but so much fun too, and it turned out really well! Should I let my 7 year old see this??? She will absolutely want to do it! Actually, if I just show her what you did, she can probably set straight to work and come up with her own. Yeah, I'll let her see it. :-)

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