OLAF SNOWMAN LAMP

IMG_4588.JPGWe made a Olaf Snowman lamp using a paper lamp that cost £6 from Ikea & some paper cut outs…
It was also a great excuse to let the 9year old lose on some flat pack experience.
Here’s how we did it..

IMG_4594.JPGEden set about putting together the lamp..

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IMG_4589.JPGwe then cut out some features and simply used Blue Tac to stick them to our lamp…(that way we could remove them and used the lamp as normal again!)

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It turned out fab!!

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FROZEN ADVENTURE, SEARCHING FOR ROCK TROLLS ON THE TORRENT WALK

You gotta love Frozen! Full of magic & enchantment & a lovely film, the kids would watch it on a loop if they could.. But what if you could recreate that magic in the real world?
That’s exactly what we did!!
We found the ideal place in Snowdonia national park for an enchanting walk to the valley of the living rocks on an adventure in search of rock trolls….

Our walk took place at a place called ‘Torrent walk’ in a fantastic valley carved out by the ice age, with rock trolls galore…
Our walk was approx 2.5 miles / 4km
and took us a leisurely 1.5 hours, the path was unsuitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs and quite steep in places and could get quite muddy in wet weather.
Start / Finish: A lay-by near the village of Brithdir on the B4416 (SH 761 182)
Relevant Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL 23 (Cadair Idris and Llyn Tegid)
From Dolgellau, follow the A470 southbound. After around two miles, turn left towards Brithdir (B4416) and over a small bridge (Pont ar Ddibyn). In around 200m you will come to a lay-by on the left with a waymarker marking the path, this is where we started and finished our walk.

Here’s how our magical real life Frozen adventure went…

IMG_8530.JPGwe started in the lay by heading down into the trees following the arrows towards the valley…

IMG_8528.JPGit wasn’t long before we started spotting signs of rock trolls..

IMG_8529.JPGwe took time to explore in the trees and sat quietly to watch for any rock movements..

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IMG_8526.JPGthe trees got taller as we headed down into the valley and the abundance of rocks grew…we sang Frozen songs along the way…

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IMG_8521.JPGthere was lots of evidence of fairies too..

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IMG_8519.JPGwe walked following the path stopping to inspect rocks as we went until we came to an old mill at the bottom of the valley, here we walked over a small bridge to cross the river before heading back up the valley along the other side of the river….here our adventure really started to come to life…

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IMG_8516.JPGwe headed through the gateway entrance to the valley of the living rocks…

IMG_8515.JPGwe were greeted by a magical world of rock trolls nestled along the banks of the river..

IMG_8514.JPGand we made ourselves at home dancing and singing and stopping as we walked along to quickly look back for movements…

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IMG_8512.JPGIT WAS MAGICAL!

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We stayed a while before saying goodbye to our new friends 😉

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We followed the magical path of our make believe Frozen set back to the car with a promise to return on a proper frozen & snowy winters day 🙂

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FROZEN CAPE, BECOMING ELSA.

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With all the continuous dancing around in the house bellowing out ‘Let it go!’ we decided it was about time we dressed up and made our own ‘Frozen’ themed attire…
So we set about to see what we had that we could make use of.
We found an old sparkly voile and a blue princess dress in the toy box. The girls set about cutting our paper snowflakes whilst I threaded a piece of fabric through the top of our voile to tie it onto Mila’s shoulder to use as a cape.
We then used pva glue to stick our paper snowflakes onto our dress and cape….

We then left it to dry..

Finally we found a set of battery operated fairy lights that we used as an ice crown.

It was as simple as that!!!

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20140801-192643-70003301.jpgMila loved her outfit and I’m sure it made her sing even louder…

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