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How to Make Dollhouse and Play Scale Food or Food Jewelery


This list of free photo tutorials for making dolls' house miniature food and play scale foods or jewelry covers everything from comfort foods and main courses to desserts and snacks. Not all the projects are made with polymer clay. Some use air dry clay, florist's foam or other materials. The tutorials are all clearly explained with photos to make them easy for beginners.

1. Make Kitchen Staple Foods in Miniature, Dollhouse and Play Scales

Dollhouse waffles with buter, syrup and blackberries
Lesley Shepherd

Comfort foods and everyday dishes are a staple for dolls' house miniaturists and re-ment or play scale kitchens. Here are a range of techniques used to make them.

2. Design Your Own Miniature Cookies

Dollhouse scale cookies with distinctive shapes and textures.
Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

Scale miniature cookies can be made in a range of designs that mimic home made and commercial baking. Try some of the methods below to extend you range of miniature accessories for parlor, kitchen or shop scenes.


3. Make Special Holidays and Celebration Food in Miniature

Decorated miniature sugar skull in dollhouse scale made from a polymer clay bead.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

You can make a wide range of scale miniature foods for displays for special celebrations. Here you'll find everything from birthday and Mother's day cakes, to Haggis for Burns Suppers and Sugar Skulls For Day of the Dead Offrendas.


4. Make Miniature Fruits and Vegetables

Photo of 1:12 scale miniature blackberries in a fruit basket and unpicked on the cane.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

These projects introduce you to a range of simple techniques for making highly realistic fruits and vegetables in miniature scales.


5. How to Make Miniature Chocolates and Candies

Panorama Easter egg in dolls house scale.
Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

Miniature chocolates and candies can be used for a range of miniature dollhouse shops and special scenes.


6. Make Miniature Deli Meats and Cheeses

Dollhouse scale slices of a traditional Tuscan style salami
Photo © 2013 Lesley Shepherd

With the right color mixes and techniques for blending clay, you can may a wide range of sausages and meat suitable for deli scenes or picnic spreads. Try these to learn the techniques, then create your favorites.


7. Make Dollhouse Baking and Pantry Supples

Vintage printable macaroni packet, tin of salmon, and fruit crate label in dolls house scale.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

You can make dolls' house scalefood packaging from printables, and you can make very realistic spills and and items like raw eggs from standard art supplies.

8. Make Miniature Snack Food and Fair Foods

Miniature French fries in dollhouse scale made from lightweight air dry modelling compound.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Of course miniature scenes need junk food or fair food for special scenes. These tutorials have everything from ice cream cones to popcorn,, bread, chips, french fries, cotton candy and mini donuts.


9. Special Techniques For Molding Miniature Food Shapes Over and Over

Dolls house scale wine bottle, flagon, perfume and fillable bottles cast from clear epoxy resin.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

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