Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tiny Treasures

For Mia's birthday this past year, I gave her an American Girl Collection book called, Tiny Treasures.  In the front cover of the book I had written that the next time I saw her that we could do a project out of the book.  

We picked out the school bag set, which included a book, folder with paper, pencil with eraser, a lunch bag, sandwich and apple.

The book bag was made out of felt and ribbon. Everything was glued together.  It is so small that it fits in the palm of your hand.  Mia made a name tag for the book bag.  She also made a book called, Giving Love.  She filled the pages with a few words and heart stickers.  She also labeled the lunch bag which was made out of brown construction paper.  The sandwich was made out of a sponge and felt.  The apple was just a round red bead with a paper stem and leaf.  The napkin was cut from a larger one.  The red folder included lined paper to write notes in.  I think our favorite part was the pencil.  It was made out of a toothpick!  We used markers to color it and snipped off a little piece of an eraser to glue on the top.  It doesn't actually write, but, it does look like the real thing--just miniaturized!

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