Miniature Goodness

In this blog I wanted to talk about some projects I have been working on. I am really getting into the whole creating miniatures thing. I have always been pretty artistic and this is one way to use my gift.

I think everyone will find them kind of interesting. This first one is a tub of miniature popcorn for the dolls movie theater.

miniature popcorn

miniature popcorn

I took some cotton balls and a sharpie to make the popcorn. I ripped apart the cotton balls to make tiny pieces of popcorn. I had to roll them into little balls and then lightly color them yellow to give them the appearance of being buttered. I took the print out of the popcorn tub from pinterest. It is a very helpful source for miniature printables. I am starting to make my own templates for creating miniatures. I actually have my first one up on my website for miniature baby food printables. It is free to anyone who wants to make them. It is not to be used for profit in anyway. My site thecraftygreekmomma.com has the templates under the miniature printables page.

Another project I ended up working on was this really cute miniature sundae.

miniature sundae

miniature sundae

It was fairly easy to make. I found the dish at the dollar tree. I actually converted a stacking cups game in the toy section into sundae dishes. They where the perfect size for what I needed.

To make these little miniature sweet treats you will need cotton balls, brown craft paint, pony beads, and a dish to put your sundae in. To make the appearance of a spoon I used a broken off piece of a plastic disposable fork tong. It is a fairly easy project to do if you are feeling creative enough to do it. My daughter absolutely loves playing with these when she is playing with her Barbies.

I have a work in progress with making my daughter a grocery store for her dolls. It is taking a little bit more time then I expected but I am also throwing in some pretty detailed items. I will be showing the final project when it is all done. I am excited to be making it for her. I know when I was a little girl we used to have a supermarket from Mattel that was not nearly as good as the one I am making now.

I hope that you enjoyed the miniatures I shared. Is there anything you create that is similar to this? I am always curious to see what other crafters come up with.

 

 

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Miniature World

Amidst the chaos of trying to get my daughter to feel better and healthy again. I was able to work on some of my crafts.

I worked on making the Boos little pet shop animals some miniature foods. She loves when I make her miniatures for her dolls. I find it is a lot cheaper and enjoyable to do it myself. I have always been pretty crafty and artistic since I can remember.

Here are pictures of some of the work I did today.

miniature dog food

miniature dog food

 

The miniature dog food templates I got from jensprintables3.com

I printed off the templates and then cut them out and then cut slits in the tab areas. I then glued them together and stuffed them with a little bit of cotton. I then sealed them and that is the finished product so cute.

 

The next miniature product I came up with myself. I took some fliers and trimmed pictures out that I could use for miniatures. This picture I am going to show you is miniature DVDs. I used a foam sheet to glue the clippings to. I then applied a layer of tape to the both sides of the DVDs to help them last longer. I find with the ad paper they tear easy so taping over them helps to protect them. Here is the final product in the picture below.

 

miniature DVDs

miniature DVDs

Sometimes I think I have a little too much fun with the miniatures. I am fascinated with it. I highly recommend trying it out if anybody is interested in making homemade miniatures for their kids.

In the weeks to come I hope to have a lot more to share with you all. That is it for now. It was short but sweet and thank you for reading until next time. 🙂

 

A Creative Storm is Brewing

Today was a very productive day for me and the Boo. We had some visitors over. It seems like every time I have a visitor my house seems to be in disarray or worse. I almost always find myself cleaning up last minute things.

During the visit we decided to have a playdough play date with her cousin today. They are at the age where everything is theirs and no one else’s. They won’t even consider the word share half the time. It is too cute though when they decide to share and play nicely. The Boo is the destroyer. She is kind of a mini Godzilla while her cousin is the neat freak. I can’t help but laugh when I see the Boo foil her cousins attempts at keeping things his way. They love each other though and had a great play date for the most part.

I love being able to see her socialize and blossom into the person she is developing into. It is amazing how fast kids grow and learn things from their surroundings.

Later in the day we did decide to have a little art session. I try to make it a daily thing with the Boo. She absolutely loves it and I want to nurture that interest she has. We used bingo markers and crayons for this project. I also provided her with some neon gel pens. We had a blast drawing. Here are some pictures of our art.

My piece that I made

My piece that I made

Keira made this piece :)

Keira made this piece 🙂

I wanted to share what I made today in the world of miniatures that we have been diving into. I made these really cute miniature candy bars. I was very proud of how they turned out. Here is the final product.

20131003_173149It turned out pretty cool right? The Boo has fun with them but probably not as much fun as I do. I kind of have probably too much fun with the miniatures. It was one of my favorite things to play with when we where little. Playing with Barbie dolls was the everyday thing to play with as a kid.

Well that’s it for now. I have a pretty busy weekend coming up. My birthday is today yeah! Then of course the Boos class over the weekend and hopefully a trip to the zoo. 🙂 Weather pending with the zoo. I really hope to be able to go. Wish us good luck with the weekends activities. I hope to have many exciting memories and events to report about. Ok that’s all for now. Thank you for reading and happy blogging 🙂