Recently I had the good fortune of being asked to speak in front of a local Brownie Troop my area. Here in Canada we have Girl Guides, and within the Girl Guides are troops called Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders. One of the traditional things Girl Guides do for camps are making, trading and collecting items for their Camp Hats. To commemorate my visit, I created these doll sized clipboards and pencils, which represented my work with dolls (because they were doll sized), my crafting and writing. I thought they would be a fun craft to share with you to make for your dolls.
To create your own Doll Sized Clipboards and Pencils for doll play or camp exchange fun you will need:
- Double Ended Toothpicks
- Bull dog or binder clips sized 15mm 9/16’’ (I got mine in a package of 20 for $1.25)
- Lined paper
- Felt Markers in Yellow, Pink and Black
- Glue (White Craft or Hot Glue Gun)
- *Safety Pin for Camp Hat Trades
Step 1– Cut a piece of cardboard into a 1 ½ by 2 ½ inches this will become your clipboard base.
Step 2– Measure and cut paper to 1 inch by 2 inches
Step 3– Open one of your bulldog clips and attach the paper to the cardboard
Step 4- To create a pencil you will need to trim one end of each tooth pick you would like to become pencils. The tips will fly so be careful.
Step 5– Color the “pencils” all yellow
Step 6– Color one non pointed end of the toothpicks pink this will become the eraser
Step 7- Color the tips only with black marker. Now your pencil should look just like a real pencil!
To create a Camp Hat Craft Trade glue your pencil to the paper and add a safety pin to the clip. On the paper add a friendship quote and your troop name and you are ready to go!
I hope you enjoyed today’s craft.
Today I used my American Girl Doll Ivy and my American Girl mini Ivy photographed on my American Doll Room.