How to Make DIY Doll School Supplies Including Pencils, Notepads, and Clip Boards
My quest for making doll sized school supplies started with my best friend’s daughter. This little girl is amazing. She has transformed her bedroom into a school for 13 Baby Alive doll students and 3 American Girl doll student teachers. With her birthday coming up, I wanted to do something extra special, hence this series of DIY doll school supplies.
What you should know is that I made 13 or more of everything. Yes, 13. The sizes aren’t to scale, but I found that this technicality isn’t important because my daughters loved it all. These school supplies are great for larger dolls like Baby Alive dolls or American Girl dolls versus Barbie, for example.
Now, I have showed how to make mini pencils before, however I took this whole mini doll school supplies thing to a whole new level.
Watch the Video of all DIY Doll School Supplies 10 Crafts
I had to break my new doll school supply crafts into several posts. This is the first one. Here are the others so far:
In this post you will learn:
- How to make mini doll sized pencils
- Turn sticky notes into mini clipboards
- Turn sticky labels into mini notepads
- Where to find doll sized pencil pouches
DIY Mini Doll Sized Pencils
Time: 30 Minutes
- Wooden Craft Sticks or Toothpicks
- Silver Paint
- Pink Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Small Container
- Small Piece of Styrofoam
I found a pack of 200 50X2X2 wooden sticks from the 99 Cent Store. If you can’t find them, you can also use toothpicks or BBQ wooden skewers and cut them down to size with scissors. For those, consider painting the tips black for pencil lead. First, simply paint the tips silver with a foam paint brush. Next, dip the tip into pink paint to make an eraser. Use a foam block to place the doll pencil on to dry.
DIY Doll Clip Boards
Time: 5 Minutes
- Sticky Page Markers
- Mini Binder Clips
Daiso sold a 4 pack of sticky page markers for $1.50. They were attached to a plastic backing to fit in a binder. If you can’t find these exact ones, any sticky page markers and plastic will do. All I did was cut the plastic into four pieces and clipped each mini sticky page marker pad onto the plastic with a mini binder clip.
DIY Doll Notepads
Time: 5-10 Minutes
- Sticky Page Markers or Narrow Sticky Notes
- Washi Tape
Remove the Sticky Page Markers from the package. Cut a small piece of washi tape to cover the top of the pad. Washi tape happens to be the same width, making this craft very easy!
Note: I found that the 99 Cent Store glitter washi tape did not hold well, so for some of the pads, I had to place additional double-sided tape under the glitter washi tape to hold.
Doll Sized Pencil Pouches
Daiso had these mini vinyl pouches for 2 for $1.50. They were the perfect size to fit everything. I also found mini erasers at the 99 Cent Store. In each pencil pouch I placed three pencils, one clip board, one notepad, and an eraser.
What do you think?
Be sure to stop by soon so that you can see the details of all the other doll sized school supplies I made in the video!
Before you go, check out this fun Doll Scavenger Hunt idea: My Doll and Me Treasure Scavenger Hunt with Printables!