My four-year-old LOVES to build things. Mega Blocks towers have long created shadows all over our house. Lego creations cover the surface of every dresser in his room. He’s a huge fan of Magna Tiles and has created everything from space ships to fire stations with them. Routinely all the pillows are off of my couch as they are turned into a fort or secret cave for him and his brother to hide within. Basically, nothing is off-limits when it comes to his imagination.
It came as no surprise to me when he suggested this building activity. He said, let’s build snowflakes from the movie Frozen! My mind immediately went to Elsa’s castle. Frozen fractals were all around and my thoughts were definitely crystallizing like an icy blast. We could make snowflakes from glitter and glue! Or paper and pipe cleaners! Anything white, shiny, silver or sparkly would do the trick.
Then, Mr. D. shouted out, let’s make snowflakes with pretzel sticks and marshmallows! Huh? Elsa didn’t use pretzel sticks, she used her magic powers to make everything icy! Marshmallows were white, but pretzels are brown. We have to stick to the theme here!
Yet, with one sweet look at Mr. D, I was sold. Pretzels and marshmallows it was!
To counter balance my son’s request, and keep things on theme, as you look through this craft I’m going to share my favorite thoughts about Frozen. That way I can remember this activity as the Frozen pretzel activity!
Frozen Fractal One
I do like finishing my husband’s sandwiches. Repeatedly.
Frozen Fractal Two
I find and love that there is an underlying story about redemption within the Frozen storyline. Very similar to how Christ came to save our lives by giving His own life, Anna saved Elsa’s life by laying down her own. The greatest sacrifice of all!
Frozen Fractal Three
Olaf comes to my mind more in the summer than he does in the winter! Warm hugs are pretty great.
Frozen Fractal Four
I never had a pet rock, but I wonder if some of the inspiration for the trolls being rocks came from that thought? Probably way off. Maybe there is more to troll folklore than I know!
Frozen Inspired Pretzel Snowflakes
Pretzel Sticks (Skinny Ones)
Marshmallows (The Bigger the Better, But All Sizes Work)
Set out your pretzels and connect them to each other with your marshmallows.
Super simple, super easy. Simple made up by my super 4-year-old.
Amazingly enough, this little project kept him busy for approximately 15 minutes. I’d say that’s pretty awesome! Oh, and did you see the picture of the snow flake pretzels I started? Mr. D focused on making pretzel and marshmallow ‘weights’…
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