Oh, look at that. Frozen-inspired goodie bags! Your Frozen-themed birthday party will be the talk of the town when you send guests home with their very own Sven, Olaf or Nordic-inspired goodie bag. These easy to make, unforgettable bags can double as lunch bags too.
Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Regular paper or cardstock (white)
- Glue stick
- Brown marker
- Sven: Brown paper lunch bags
- Olaf: White paper lunch bags, Brown pipe cleaners (optional), Hot glue gun (optional)
- Nordic: Black paper lunch bags, Hole punch
How To Make It
- Download and print the Goodie Bag printable and cut out all of the pieces.
– Cut out the template for rounding out the bag. Place the template over a brown paper bag with the curved end lined up with the top of the bag. Trace around the rounded end with a pencil, then cut the top of the bag along the curve. Cut through both front and back layers of the bag top.
– Measure and draw a horizontal pencil line 5 inches from the bottom edge of the bag. Fold along this line so that the curved top of the bag points toward the bottom of the bag.
– Cut out the snout shape, the two antlers, two ears, two eyes and Sven’s colorful collar.
– Glue the snout to the curved front part of the bag, lining up the bottom curve of the snout with the curved edge of the bag.
– Glue the two eyes in place above the snout.
– Apply glue to the tabs on the sides of the ears. Press the tabs underneath the fold at each side of the bag so that the ears stick out, as shown.
– Apply glue to the bottoms of the antlers and press them under the back of the upper folded edge of the bag. The antlers should stick out from the top of Sven’s head, as shown.
– Glue Sven’s collar horizontally across the bag, about one inch from the bottom.
– Draw a shallow curve along the top edge of the white paper lunch bag with a pencil. Cut along the curve to round out the bag top.
– Measure and draw a horizontal pencil line 6 inches from the bottom edge of the bag. Fold along this line so that the curved top of the bag points toward the bottom of the bag.
– Cut out Olaf’s eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth, teeth, black button and twig hair.
– Glue the black button so that its flat edge is along the center of the bottom edge of the bag.
– Glue the white teeth on top of the blue mouth, aligning the straight, upper edge of the teeth with the center of the straight, upper edge of the mouth.
– Glue the blue mouth above the button, as shown, so that its upper straight edge is concealed underneath the curved top of the bag. Olaf’s teeth should stick out from underneath the bag top.
– Glue the eyes and eyebrows in the middle of the folded-over bag top, as shown. The eyes should meet in the middle.
– Apply glue to the top half of the carrot nose. Stick the nose on the folded-over bag top with the bottom of the carrot going over the curved edge.
– Apply glue to the bottom of the twig hair and press it behind the upper edge of the fold, as shown.
Optional: Instead of cutting out the twig hair, use three brown pipe cleaners. Hold three pipe cleaners together and stick the bottom inch of all three to the back of the fold with hot glue. The tops of the pipe cleaners should stick out above Olaf’s head. When the glue is dry, bend the top parts to resemble twigs.
– Cut out the green and purple Nordic design shapes, the larger green circle and the smaller, purple circle with a snowflake design.
– Punch out 12 small blue circles from the blue square on the printable using a hole punch.
– Glue the green Nordic design to the bottom of a black paper lunch bag so that the long, straight bottom edge of the design is aligned with the bottom edge of the bag.
– Apply glue underneath the bottom inch of the triangle at the bottom edge of the purple Nordic design. Stick the glued point over the top third of the green circle shape, as shown.
– Apply glue to the back of the purple snowflake circle and press it on to the center of the green circle. The bottom point of the purple Nordic design should be sandwiched in the middle of the two circle shapes.
– Glue the purple Nordic design, including the attached circles, to the front of the bag. The straight, upper edge of the design should be aligned with the straight, upper edge of the bag.
– Glue the small, blue circles to the front of the bag, placing one circle between each of the sets of purple triangles that form the vertical sides of the purple design, as shown in the main image.
- Fill the goodie bags with Frozen-themed treats or set out bowls and plates of treats so the kids can fill their own bags.
Some treat ideas include: little bags of baby carrots (like Olaf’s nose), cookies decorated with chocolate chip eyes and pretzel stick antlers, or snowball-like rice crispy-marshmallow balls.
Cutting should be done by an adult.