Doll house furniture and little people to play with inside the doll house are integral to have a great doll house playing experience. However, it isn't always possible to go out and buy all the stuff that goes inside a doll house because it is very expensive. Don't worry about the expense because we are going to show you how to make handmade dollhouse furniture and doll house figurines. You can mostly just use items that you find around the house such as cardboard, clothespins, yarn, paint, tacks, and pipe cleaners, amongst other items.
Here is a kind of simple furniture you can make for a doll house. Just glue together some empty match or medicine boxes to form chests of drawers, chairs, tables, and couches. Experiment with different sizes and shapes. If you like, you can paint the furniture with paint or decorate it with colored paper, felt, or fabric, or perhaps paste colored cloth or floral pictures to the chairs. Add some small buttons for the chest of drawers-pulls.
To furnish a dollhouse comfortably, all you need are some wooden blocks, cotton and colorful cloth patches. You can get precut wooden blocks from crafts stores or home improvement stores. You can make a sofas / couches, chairs, tables and stools by putting the blocks together as pictured above with wood glue or nails (PARENTAL SUPERVISION if USING NAILS) Cover everything but the table with cotton and tack on the pieces of cloth.
This floor lamp will be a nice addition to any dollhouse. The base is an empty thread spool, with a round piece of cardboard on top to make it wider. Cut a hole in the cardboard directly over the hole in the spool and put a stick (a lollipop stick will do) through the cardboard and spool. For the shade, cut a piece of paper so it is 3 inches wide on the ends and narrows to i inches in the center, as in the picture. Paint or draw designs around it. Then tape the ends together, with the tape coming across the open top. Tack it to the stick and your lamp is finished.
You can make this miniature cuckoo clock for the living room of your doll house. To make the clock facing, cut a square of construction paper with a peak at the top, a little larger than the surface of the box, as in illustration A. Draw or paint a clock face on the milk bottle top, as in illustration B. the clock face below the window in the peak. Fasten 2 pieces of staring of different lengths to the bottom of the clock. String small pieces of soda straw on the strings for the "weights" of the clock. Make knots in the ends of the strings so that the weights won't slip off. To make the cuckoo, draw or paint a large dark eye on the grapefruit seed. Glue the cuckoo inside the window, as in illustration D.
For this craft, you will need a small cardboard box (matchbox size), One 4" lightweight cardboard circle, scissors, something to color with, paste, and 2 pipe cleaners. Start out by cutting a circle in half to make two rockers. Let child color box and rockers. Paste rockers at the ends of the box to make cradle-boat (sketch a). Use two pipe cleaners to make a baby (sketch b). Bend one pipe cleaner to form loop. Place second pipe cleaner through loop and bring ends down so legs will be same length. Twist second pipe cleaner to form body, then bend arms and legs. Let child place baby in cradle.
Make this special mailbox for your dolls. cut doors in the front of the boxes by cutting 3 sides for each door. Attach a rope to the door...and put the rope in the holes and tie knots behind the door to keep the rope attached to the door. Attach both boxes together with glue. The top box should have a cut slit in it. Use the bottom door to collect the mail.
Find a cardboard shoe box. You can cover it with decorative paper or paint it. Attach 4 circles with paper fasteners to the bottom for wheels. Make a handle from a cardboard strip (also painted or covered with paper). To make the top of the stroller...take the lid and cut a small portion of it off (as seen in fig. 1 above) and then to fold it in the center of teh remaining portion of the lid, you need to cut a slit on either end. Then you can bend it and staple it together. Then staple or glue it to the back of the stroller.
You will need 1 shallow box without the lid, 36" of string, 1 nail, 4 milk bottle caps or cardboard cirdes the same size, four 1" brass paper fasteners, crayons, scissors, and paste. Child may color box which will become the wagon. Punch two holes in one end and let child put string through and tie for handle. Punch two holes in each side of the box and a hole in the center of each bottle cap. Help child attach milk bottle caps with paper fasteners for wheels. Now your baby dolls can ride in the wagon while you pull it.
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