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These Easter miniatures can be used for cake, table or basket decorations, displayed on miniature trees, given as gifts or used to celebrate the season in a dolls house.

1. Make a Needlefelted Miniature Rabbit

Dollhouse scale doll holding a scale miniature rabbit made from needlefelted wool roving.
Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

This technique works for any size or scale of needlefelted rabbit, just use finer fibers or silk roving for the tiny versions. The one shown here in 1:12 dollhouse scale is made from regular wool roving in a natural brown.

Make a Needle Felted Rabbit

2. Make An Easter Display Tree

An Easter tree made from spiraled bits of wire set in a decorative base holds eastern ornaments
Photo copyright 2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

This simple tree made from wire can be set into a decorative base and used as a table decoration. It will easily hold several of the miniature projects shown below.

Make an Easter Display Tree

3. Make Opening Paper Mache Easter Egg Boxes

A narrow box lip of lighweight card is glued just inside the edge of a papier mache box base
Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

This technique for making opening paper mache boxes lets you make them in many shapes, including Easter eggs. The technique uses torn tissue and pva glue, so the boxes are quite strong and quick to make. This is a good project for children, provided you have an area which can be easily cleaned up!

Make Opening Boxes from Paper Mache

5. Make Miniature 'Chocolate' Easter Eggs From Polymer Clay

Assortment of classic 'chocolate' Easter eggs made in dolls house scale from polymer clay.
Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

These little polymer clay eggsare great for traditional miniature displays but you can also use them for beads for Easter Earrings or Necklaces, or to hang as individual ornaments on an Easter Display Tree.

Make 'Chocolate' Easter Eggs from Polymer Clay

6. Make Miniature 'Chocolate' Panoramic Easter Eggs From Polymer Clay

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

Make these tiny 'chocolate' panoramic Easter Eggs from polymer clay in a size that suits your skills. They make adorable earrings, decorations for your Easter Table, place card holders, or items for your dolls house display.

Make Miniature Panoramic Easter Eggs

7. Make "Marshmallow" Easter Treats

Doll house scale Easter "marshmallow"  figures
Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

Some materials lend themselves to particular types of miniatures. Delight TM air dry clay shrinks slightly as it dries and has a surface and texture that lends itself to mimicing marshmallow and bread textures in miniature. It is also easy to custom color with watercolor paints mixed into the clay. All of these properties make it a great choice for modelling miniature marshmallow treats which resemble popular "Peeps" candies.

8. Make Tiny Easter "Cupcakes" from Polymer Clay

Dollhouse scale Easter cupcakes with bunnies in the grass and chicks in chocolate nests
Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

These tiny cupcakes are great decorations for a range of traditional miniature scenes but also work well used to decorate an Easter tree or used as beads for Easter jewellery. Decorate them with bunnies or chicks, or add some of the tiny chocolate easter eggs, or the marshmallow treats for decorations.

9. Make Miniature and Doll House Scale Easter Lilies From Paper and Wire

Dollhouse scale Easter lily made from paper and wire.
Photo Copyright 2011 Lesley Shepherd

Tiny Easter lilies are easy to make from regular paper and a bit of wire. Easter lilies have flowers with petals that roll back, and all the flowers and buds are the top of the plant. You can use the lilies for arrangements or plant one lily to a pot as shown.

Make Miniature Easter Lilies

10. Make Miniature Photo Eggs

Decorated and painted miniature wooden eggs display photos for an Easter display.
Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Decorated half wooden eggs serve as a photo holder for family photos to make an heirloom memory ornament for future Easter displays.

Make Miniature Photo Eggs

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