Last week I showed you how to make a great backpack for your doll with some fun accessories I found at Party City. Some of you wrote me to let me know you do not have a Party City store near you and would like to make your own doll sized school supplies and it reminded me of a post I did in April for my blog on making your own Stationary Set for your doll . I thought I would adapt it to make pencils and pencil crayons (also known as colored pencils) for doll sized school supplies as well as give you some printable options for your own doll play collection.
First let’s make pencils. You will need some round tooth picks. I bought a box of 1000 at the dollar store - a great deal for $1.25 and I am sure I will never run out! You also need some scissors, a yellow marker, a pink marker and a black marker.
Simply snip off the end of your tooth pick if you tooth pick has two points as mine did, and color the pencil yellow from almost the tip to the end. Then color the top tip pink to create the eraser. Finally color the tip black for the pencil tip and your pencil is complete!
I thought it would be fun to make pencil crayons as well.
Pencil crayons are my favorite school supply, I have more then you could imagine! So these are a fun addition to my doll play collection.
Now let’s talk about books. There are some fun printables online to make your doll her own books. The PrintMini site (http://www.printmini.com/printables/books/lbooksp.shtml) has patterns for books but you will need to make the books twice the size by enlarging them on your computer – then these leather bound books will perfectly fit your doll.
On the page http://www.printmini.com/printables/pp.shtml there are a larger variety of mini printables but again these items will need to be doubled in size to work for our dolls. And on the same site, the mini schoolroom page (http://www.hittyprintmini.julieoldcrow.com/school/printminischoolroom.htm) has some really cute old fashion books that would work really well with our historical girls.
You can also find images of your favorite books online by going to Google images or Amazon and typing in the name of the book you want and lots of great photos come up. Copy, paste, resize and print for your doll. I did this for a friend’s daughter who really liked Twilight.
To make the book, I printed out the size I wanted the book to be and pasted it onto cardboard. I folded the cardboard into a book and glued in paper pages so you could actually open the book.
What doll sized school supplies have you made?
I look forward to sharing more ideas with you next week. ~ By Karen of Karen Mom of Three