For my children and technology class, we were challenged to make a product using a Lilypad Arduino.
I am currently obsessed with the movie Frozen, so I decided to create something using one of the most iconic characters of the movie, Olaf.
I used a blank, reusable grocery bag and created a picture of Olaf with led lights and music that plays the most popular line of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman."
I have attached a video of the bag in action below as well!
Step 1: Materials
- Bag (I used a reusable grocery bag I already owned but any bag will do)
- White felt
- Orange felt
- Brown felt
- Black felt
- Felt snowflakes
- X-Acto Knife
- Thread (any color)
- Hot glue gun
- Extra hot glue sticks
Step 2: Planning
I planned to create Olaf surrounded by twinkling/flashing snowflakes. I also planned where all the electronic attachments for the LilyPad Arduino hardware. (First Picture)
I sketched how I was going to sew the pieces of my LilyPad and attach them via conductive thread. The point of the sketch is to ensure no "wires" (stitches) are crossed, because then the final product won't work. This is on a piece of fabric separate from the bag, so none of the electronics are exposed. (Second Picture)
Step 3: Create Olaf
1. Print the attached picture of Olaf (also available here).
2. Cut out the individual pieces necessary to create Olaf out.
3. Trace the pieces onto the appropriate colors of felt (white for body, brown for arms/hair, orange for nose and black for eyes/mouth/coal).
4. Hot glue them onto the bag to create Olaf.