We have been happily preparing to celebrate another great Disney moment at home. A perfect Frozen moment has taken place at home to have the coolest summer ever to mark the Disney Animations Studios release of the Short Film Collection. By that I mean that we had a little Frozen party and DIY activity with the kids to celebrate, and sit together to enjoy a collection of award-winning beloved Disney short films, including the adorable “Disney’s Frozen Fever” It is time for Disney Frozen Inspired Paper Trees and The Magic of Disney Short Film In Your Home.
Our Frozen Tree DIY is quite simple and easy to put together. Here is how to do them:
- 4 different sized paper doilys; 1 of each size per tree
- kebab wooden sticks; 1 per tree
- a base to stand the tree in. I used cupcakes
- Determine on the stick where you want your tree to have the doily branches. Remember that you will have one at the very top, so consider placing the middle on right where the tops doily will start showing some of the stick. Take the same consideration for your final set of “branches. Mark with a pencil the place where each doily will go.
- Get a dime size piece of playdough and mix it with a drop of glue. Make the mix in to a ball and slide it into the kebab stick to the place of your lowest marking. Leave it dry.
- While that dries, get your doily and cut a pizza slice out of it. Then tape back the dolily together closing the gap. This will end up with a slightly coned doily. Make sure the tape is in the under side of the closed doily.
- Once your playdough/glue ball is dry, take your largest doily and pinch it into the kebab stick at the top center of your “coned” doily and slide it in over the ball.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the rest of the doilys. Keep in mind to respect the order – large to small.
- I used cupcakes that we had for our celebration as the base for our Frozen Tree. You can make a playdough mound our use a wooden base if you prefer.
Tip You can choose to make this final doily the top of your tree, of you can choose a tree top to add with glue over the final doily.
The kids were amazed at how easily they got to decorate in full Frozen spirit! You can celebrate Disney’s Short Film collection by making some Frozen trees too! The collections brings to our homes 12 magnificent short films that tug at happy feelings and heart all the same with characters we know like Anna, Elsa, Goofy, and Rapunzel and others we can not miss out on like Paperman, Lorenzo and a pair of super secret elf agents.
It is hard to pick a favorite among such jewels in the short film category. We enjoyed very much to see the faces that brought these films to life with their hard work and imagination as producers, artists or directors briefly talk to us before each short film to offer us their babies. To all of them I tell that we did enjoy them as much as they seem to have enjoyed creating them for us.
As a parent, there are plenty of teachings to take away from each film. Friendship, perseverance, finding good from an apparently bad situation like Nessie’s all offer a good moment to reflect with the children in a fun way. A short pause between each film was my queue to start up a conversation with the children.
Today August 18th the DVD/ Blu-ray combo is available, go get yours and enjoy these Disney gems of short film.
How about these v to have a Disney Short Film viewing and activity?