01 of 09
Miniature Pencils That Write
You can make a range of realistic miniature pencils and pencil crayons using this method. The pencils are sized correctly for dollhouse scale, and they have the correct proportions.
02 of 09
Miniature Paintbrushes or Paste Brushes
For the art class you can make miniature paint brushes. These brushes can be made in several styles and scales. I used my own hair for several of these. In a school setting leave some with paint gluing up the bristles for realism. If you make the same brushes as small as possible with shorter handles, you will have the 'old fashioned' paste brushes which can be set out with bottles of paste for schools scenes up to the 1960's.
03 of 09
This method of making miniature spiral bound books can be used for the printables supplied for school notebooks, or you can modify it to use for other covered books, photo albums, teacher record books etc. In a classroom there are lots of ways to use this method for books which can be realistically opened to a particular page.
04 of 09
It was the privilege of the first grade class to ring the bell when I started school. This hand bell project made from polymer clay is based on the one in the rural school I attended.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Quill Pens and Ink BottlesQuill pens and ink bottles are fairly simple projects for a historic classroom setting. The pens are made with small feathers (try a pet shop or a fishing store with fly tying materials). The set shown in these instructions is suitable for a teacher's desk, but should be simplified if intended for pupils.
06 of 09
Fast Books for a Bookshelf
This method to make miniature textbooks, magazines and reading books involves wrapping a paper cover around a block of craft wood or heavy card. The books don't open, but you can fill a shelf quickly with your favorites. Use magazine ads for books to reproduce the covers, or make a set of printables for your favorite titles.
07 of 09
All classrooms deserve a bookshelf, and probably a table or two. The chairs are shown adult size, but the child sized chair made using toothpicks can be adapted by combining the legs and seat with the back from a regular chair
- Make Simple Miniature Chairs
- Build a Miniature Table
- Make a Child Sized Chair
- Make a Shelf With Hanging Pegs
- Make a Three Drawer Base Cabinet for a Desk
- Build a Miniature Bookshelf
08 of 09
09 of 09
Morter Boards or Graduation Caps
For the graduate, these printable miniature morterboards can be used for decorations, or just to mark the occassion. One ambitious mom made more than 100 to decorate the desserts for a grad party!
Fill your miniature classroom with handmade miniatures that set the scene for your particular time period. These are fairly easy projects made with simple materials.