You all have been asking for musical instruments for your dolls so today we are making a super easy doll sized electronic keyboard (piano) using a shoe box.

Julie plays the keyboard in the band

Julie plays the electric keyboard in her band – Julie and the Dolls – and she is in her studio practicing by herself right now. Our keyboard was made with a discarded shoe box, fun foam, felt aluminum foil and stick on fun foam letters. However, you can use pretty much whatever you have on hand to make your own.

how to make doll sized keyboard

Step 1 – Start by turning a shoe box on its side. If you use a shoe box for adult size feet it will be the right height for your 18″ dolls. Remove the top.

Step 2 – Cut a piece of white fun foam, cardboard or felt that is 8 – 1/2″ wide by 3″ tall. Mark lines with a black marker every 1/2″ across the white.

doll sized keyboard

Step 3 – Glue the white keyboard onto the box against the open edge of the box.

Step 4 – Cut strips of black fun foam or felt that are 1/3″ wide by 1-1/2″ long and glue them as shown above onto the keyboard.

Step 5 – Add aluminum foil for speakers and a red power button on top. Decorate with fun foam stickers or markers and your doll is ready to perform!

Have fun & be creative! I can’t wait to see how your’s turns out!