Today I have a collection of doll school supply crafts and fun finds!
Here is the agenda…
Duct Tape Pencil Case
Notebooks (With a Printable!)
Duct Tape Backpack (Link to other source)
Most of the crafts I’m sharing are pretty simple, and some of them I had made a while back, so for those I will share the picture and a description of how to make it (or a link to the source of instructions)! I hope you enjoy!
Here are the colored pencils I made! They were super easy, and used a surprising (but common) supply to make–a pencil sharpener!
I used some small colored dowels (You could also color some plain dowels yourself, as I did with the blue pencils) and I cut each in half (Depending the size of your dowel or skewer, you may need to cut smaller or bigger pieces.).
Next sharpen the dowel! Yes, just with an ordinary sharpener! Then you can color your dowels. Make sure to color the sharpened tip to match the color your pencil is supposed to be.
If you want to make regular pencils instead, you can use a yellow or plain dowel and color the tip silver/grey, color the flat end pink for the eraser, and color a small strip of silver/grey right below the eraser for the small metal piece.
To make this, you need an empty mint tin. This can be a fun craft, because you get to paint the lunch box however you like! You could also glue on scrapbook paper, or use washi tape.
I’ll talk about the handle soon…
For the handle, you could just glue on a strip of craft foam, or you could make a sort of wire hinge like I did above. This can be kind of tricky though.
Here is a short description of how to make the wire handle:
You need a small ‘u’ shaped piece of wire to be glued (I used hot glue) onto the box, and an open rectangle-like piece for the handle that has curled ends to fit over the ‘u’ pieces. You can glue two strips of foam over the top of the handle for a grip.
Cut out a strip of duct tape that is about 3 and 1/2 inches long.
Then cut out another and slightly overlap the two so that they are in one square sheet.
Turn it so the square is sticky side up. Cut a strip of tape that is a little shorter than the first two pieces. 3 inches would probably be a good size. Stick it so that there is a little space left sticky on the side edge, but make sure the bottom edge is covered.
Cut another the same size. Lay it the same way, but leave sticky space on the opposite side.
Now fold the case from the bottom up so that the sticky sides meet. Make sure the non-sticky edges meet. Don’t fold over the sticky top.
You can trim the edges a little (I folded over a sticky edge, as well) and trim the top into a shape you would like for the flap of your case.
Cut a tiny strip and fold it from the sticky side of the flap to the other side of the flap. This is to help with opening the case.
Then you are done! Just fold down the sticky flap to close the pouch. You can use the little strip in the middle to help you re-open it.
The little colored pencils from earlier fit inside!
First off, you can print out the below printable that I made using Picmonkey.
You can open the image in a new tab and print it from there. (Make sure the margins are none and the scale is normal, or 100.) You could also copy/paste the image into a Word document.
If you don’t want to use the printable, you can cut out a 3 by 2 and 1/2 inch piece of paper and design your own.
Next cut out two pieces of card-stock, same size as the notebook cover (for reinforcing the cover and for the back) per notebook you are making, and cut out several sheets of lined paper for the sheets inside the notebook (again, same size as the cover).
Then glue one of your card-stock pieces to the back of the cover. Stack up the papers, with the lined papers sandwiched between the cover and the back. Staple the edges of the stack together. Try to make sure the edges of paper are lined up neatly.
Cut out a piece of card-stock (I used black) that is about 3/4 inch by 3 inches. There are a couple of ways you can make the binding. The simple way would be to take your piece of card-stock and just fold it over the edge of the notebook, covering the staples.
The nicer, but more difficult way would be to fold the card-stock like the above picture, with a more squared edge for the notebook. The space between the folds should be very very small. Just big enough to fit around the edge of the notebook.
Whichever way you choose to do the binding, glue it onto the edge of the notebook.
And you’re finished!
Here’s Clara and Caroline, ready for school!
Clara is modeling the duct Tape Backpack craft! You can find this craft tutorial here.
Also in the picture are a couple of fun finds! I found the pink/red backpack at Target! It is a Yoobi brand key chain coin pouch! The straps seem a bit small to fit on the dolls, but I’ll probably just sew on a little more ribbon to make them longer.
Also, I found the mini green scissors at World Market! I think they were advertised to fit in purses, but are perfect for AG dolls! Note: I don’t recommend letting your scissors hang perilously halfway out of your backpack. XD
Both of these finds were under $5!
I hope you enjoyed these crafts and fun finds!
Are you going to make any of these? Which craft or fun find was your favorite? How is school going?
Do you like school supply sections in stores…? I sure do! XD
Have a blessed day!
Here is my (Late! 😦 ) BIBPC entry!
I’m on Team Kiwi and the category is Books!
Story: I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but somehow I came up with the idea of taking a picture of my stuffed animal with a book! He’s pretty cute and expressive, and it’s fun to put him in different poses. I ended up choosing this one from the photos I had gotten. (His name is Bear, in case you were wondering, because when I got him I would want to call him a teddy bear, even though he is a dog. 🙂 So Bear seemed to fit him! 😉 ) (And the book is Wonder!)