Menu Monday – #3

*Gasp* *Pant*

I made it!

I’m here with another Menu Monday! Late Monday, but Monday nonetheless! *Sheepish smile*

*Clears throat*

Onto what you’ve been waiting for… the tutorial!

Today we are baking bread! XD

Ingredients:

  • Light creamy/tan color of clay (I use polymer clay) (you can mix colors such as white in, too)
  • A knife/blade for the clay (get parent’s permission, first!)
  • Paint (Kind of a dark/orange-y mustard color)
  • Optional, but recommended: aluminum foil

Let’s go!

I’ll first show you how to make a baguette! You could take this and make a regular loaf, too, if you want.

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Crumple your foil into an elongated oval/log shape. (I use the foil in these projects to save on clay, if you want to make your bread only out of clay, that’s fine. 🙂 )

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Cover the shape with your creamy colored clay. Press the loaf gently down on a flat surface, to make the bottom flatter.

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Put a few cuts into the top of the bread, at an angle. Then slightly to the side of those cuts, put another one, but slice towards the first one, so you can cut out the slit. Did that make any sense? You should probably refer to the picture… The cuts don’t have to be nice and clean, they can be kind of messy, like when real bread splits open at the top.

Now for the rolls!

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Make a relatively small ball of foil (or a few of them)

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Cover each with clay, and press the bottom of each gently against a flat surface, so that, like the baguette, the bottom is flatter.

Bake all your clay (or let it air dry, if it’s supposed to) according to the directions on it’s packaging.

Once baked, get your paint out. (NOTE: when you paint the baguette, don’t paint the slits in the top of the bread)

You can try a couple of options.

1: Get a little bit of paint on your brush, and paint it onto your pallat or some scrap paper until the paint is being brushed on dry, then dry brush it onto the bread.

2: Get a little bit of paint on your brush and brush it on your scrap a little, then get your brush a little wet, and paint it on your bread like that.

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Let dry (seal it if you’d like to) and you’re done!

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Grace was happy to get some fresh bread from the bakery, and is excited to share it with her family!

 

Signing out,

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Menu Monday #2

Hiya!

I am here with another Menu Monday craft! I found this one really fun to make!

The only food I have for my dolls right now is carrots from the last Menu Monday, since all the rest is packed away until we move into our new house. The poor dolls.

So I figure in their hunger they might want to order something quick and tasty to eat…

Therefore, I will show you how to make pizza! 😀

Ingredients:

  • Tan/cream craft foam
  • Red and yellow paint/puffy paint
  • Red/maroon paper (or white and colored pencils)
  • Optional: a hole punch

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First cut a relatively large circle out of your tan/cream craft foam. Mine has a diameter (across the circle) of about 3 1/8 inches.

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Now for the fun part! Take your red paint, and paint it all over your pizza “crust” like the sauce. Don’t go all the way to the edges. though. It doesn’t have to be very neat; remember, it’s pizza sauce!

Before you continue, let’s make some pepperoni. Take your red/maroon paper (or color some white paper with red, brown, and maybe a little purple-ish colors) and cut out a bunch of small circles. Keep them handy.

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After the red paint dries completely, paint random jots and lines and things of yellow paint for the cheese. Allow the paint to be thin enough in some places that you can see red, or criss-cross it so that red peaks through.

Then, before the “cheese” dries, arrange your pepperoni on the pizza, letting the wet yellow paint act as glue to keep the pepperoni on.

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After that dries you can leave it as is, or you can cut it into slices. And you’re done!

Bonus:

And if you want to add a platter to put the pizza on, then you can cut a circle out of paperboard (like, cereal box cardboard) that is larger than your pizza, and paint it silver.

Here is a link to a printable pizza box you can make, if you’d like to (I did not make the printable, I found it online. Credit to them). It’s a little small, so you’ll need to enlarge it in a word document (or something like that) if you make it.

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Julie: Woohoo! The pizza arrived! I’m starving!

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Clara: Pizza!? Thanks Julie!

Caroline: Yum! It’s good!

Grace: Oooh! Yay!

Julie: Whoa! Save me some!

 

Have fun! I hope you enjoy making this pizza, and your dolls enjoy devouring it! XD

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Pssst! Photoseries coming soon!

 

Menu Monday #1

Hi!

I decided to start a new series called Menu Monday! It is a series where I will show you how to make a food themed craft (on Monday). I may not post one every Monday, but hopefully most Mondays.

The first craft is….

Carrots! This tutorial could probably be altered slightly to make parsnips or other carrot-like roots.

You will need:

  • Tissues/toilet paper
  • Water
  • Glue/modge podge
  • Paint

In a bowl, mix a little water with some glue.

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Take your tissues or toilet paper and tear off some (about a square of toilet paper, or maybe half or so of a tissue) If it’s half of a tissue, then fold it once like the above picture, so it’s like a square.

Soak the tissue (just assume that tissue means toilet paper or tissue) in the water and glue.

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Poke your finger in the middle of the tissue and twist the place you poked into a point.

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Then, starting from there, twist all the way down to form a carrot shape. You can try to squeeze out some liquid as you go.

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Take the end of the carrot, and unravel it a tiny bit. Tear the unraveled sections from each other a little bit, and twist each section to make the grassy-leafy stuff at the end of a carrot. Be very careful, as the wet tissue can be very easy to tear. You can pinch right below the leafy end to define it from the carrot some more.

Let it dry.

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Once your tissue is dry You can paint it! (I also recommend modge podging/sealing with a clear drying glue so the color doesn’t get on you or your dolls)

And you’re done!

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I hope you enjoy making and playing with these carrots! What do you think of Menu Monday?

Have a nice day!

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Doll-sized Fall Wreath Craft

Bonjour! 🙂

Today I will be showing you how to make a fun fall wreath for your dolls!

You will need…

  • Cardboard
  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Optional: Paper and coloring supplies.

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First off, cut two circles out of the cardboard that are the size you want your wreath to be. Then cut slits in them so you can cut a smaller circle out of the middle.

Glue the circles together, lining up the slits they both have. Don’t glue the slit closed. It has a purpose later. 🙂

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Now cut long, thin strips of felt. I used brown and tan. These are the colors for the base of your wreath.

You can basically do this however you like, but here’s how I did it.

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Glue the strips together at one end and twist them around each other, keeping the strips pretty straight as you go (kind of like how you would make a rope braid). Glue the other ends together, once it’s been twisted all the way.

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Then glue one end of your twisted felt to the cardboard wreath form, and wrap the felt around the form, gluing as you go. You can make more felt twists until you wrapped it all the way. Be sure not to glue/wrap the slit.

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Now cut out various leaf shapes using felt or colored papers.

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Arrange them on the front of your wreath and glue them in place.

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Now to take advantage of that slit you had to keep open all this time! 😉 . Take a tiny strip of felt, and glue the two ends together to make a loop, like pictured above.

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Stick the glued end of the loop into the slit, and glue it in place. Yes, you may glue the slit closed if you want to now  😉 . You can use this loop to hang up the wreath.

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And you’re finished!

I think this wreath is really cute for fall! Caroline seems to think so 🙂 .

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Hmmm, how about here?

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Yes, I think here is the perfect spot.

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Voila!

 

I hope you enjoyed this craft! Are you excited that it’s fall? I sure am!

Bye for now!

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Doll Etch a Sketch Craft + BIBPC

Hey there!

In honor of Melody Ellison’s release, I decided to do a 1960’s inspired craft! I was doing a little research about her time period (yes, I did all this to come up with a craft idea. You’re quite welcome 😛 LOL XD ) and I discovered that the Etch a Sketch was released in the 60’s. It became a very popular kids drawing toy!

Enough history (That wasn’t much history…), onto the craft! 😀

 

Gather:

  • Two small white buttons
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Modge podge or a clear drying glue
  • Optional: pencil/thin grey marker/pen; silver sharpie

Go!

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Cut out two small rectangles of cardboard. Mine is about 2 by 2.5 inches. Glue them faces together.

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Paint the back, sides, and a border on the front of your rectangle red. Color the remaining space very light grey. I used a strip of paper like a stencil to keep the grey edges straight. (As you can see, I didn’t do the best job with the stencil, but oh well 🙂 )

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Choose two small white buttons to be the knobs on your Etch a Sketch. Glue them onto the bottom corners of your Etch a Sketch (on the red border). If you want the knobs to be thicker, you can layer another pair of buttons.

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You can add an Etch A Sketch – y doodle onto it, and write “Etch A Sketch” on the top (I used a silver sharpie, but pencil or marker should do just fine)

Seal your Etch a Sketch with Modge Podge or a clear drying glue so that the color doesn’t rub off on your dolls.

And your done! I hope your dolls will love playing with this fun toy from the 60’s!

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Grace is having fun playing with their new Etch A Sketch!

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And she’s getting pretty good, too!

Grace: Hey, I think I’ll show Clara this one!

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Clara: That looks really nice! Mind if I try?

Grace: Of course!

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Grace: How’s it going?

Clara: Erm. Well…

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Clara: Let’s just say I could use a little more practice!

Have you ever used an Etch A Sketch? Did your drawings turn out?

 

And here’s my BIBPC entry

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The story:

The theme is weeds. It’s so hot out, so going outside didn’t sound so fun, but my mom and I stopped by a park anyways, and we hunted for weeds 😉 . Funny to suddenly want to see weeds… We found a few weeds for me to photograph and I settled on this picture of some ground cover weeds. 🙂

They seem to have some itty bitty pretty flowers. 😛

 

Have a lovely day,

~Gracie 😉