Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Craft: Miniature Colored Pencils

I had planned on posting a recipe today but it just didn't work out. Don't you hate when that happens? You put all this time into a post only to find out it's a total fail, so sad. Anyways, in need of a replacement post I thought back to older crafts. That made me remember these miniature colored pencils I used to make. You can't actually color with them but they make great little embellishments for craft projects such as cards. They're also the perfect size for Barbies. Super easy directions below.

Color with markers.
Easy, right?



32 comments:

cheerfulnovice said...

I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration for cards for some of my teacher friends!

*~kAy~* said...

haha wow so cute! :P Looks like real colored pencils! :P

Marisa said...

Oh MAN, that's awesome! I showed my 6yr old Barbie lover, and she was really excited. This is at the top of our "to craft" list! Thanks!!

carla said...

This is such a clever idea! This will be great in an altered book on childhood that I'm planning.

Can't wait to share this with my sister.

Ginger said...

Brilliant! Your so clever thank you so much for sharing with all of us!
hugs ginger

Michelle L. said...

omg, too cool! I love love love them in the thimble.

Art by Julie H. said...

So cute and clever! Thanks.

Wendy said...

I, for one, am very glad your recipe didn't work out. Not that I don't want you to eat nice food, but that I hate cooking and skip food posts. INstead, I got a great post on some supercute little pencils! Thank you.

Yosefa said...

Wait, I missed something. Did you dip them in paint or color them with real colored penncils?

Yosefa said...

Oh, I wanted to mention... if, like me, you don't have sandpaper in stock, a nail file would work for a small set of pencils.

It's really cute. What's the best way to stick them on a card?

kawaii crafter said...

Yosefa,

Coloring them with marker works best. I'll add that into the post to make it more clear.

I would use a strong glue like E6000 to adhere them to a card.

Thanks for sharing the nail file tip with us!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

These are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Bebop Girl said...

Amazing! This just jump starts my mind with all sorts of "little" things!

Melinda said...

Adorable! Can't wait to try!

Yona said...

Thank you so much for this! My mom is making a doll house and these will look adorable inside the kids room :).

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

I'm sorry your recipe didn't work out, but I'm so glad you posted this cute craft. I love it!

Roberta said...

it's beautiful :)

ciao

Connie said...

re: the failed recipe blog post, i'm sure there was still some value in it. perhaps lessons learned and/or mistakes to avoid? :)

Earthly Joyride said...

My four-year-old daughter will love making these for her babies! Fabulous idea!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Awesome!!! I´ll feature on my blog, ok?
Hugs from Brazil

Megan said...

so precious...

Sandra said...

Really cool!! I'm going to make them for my daughter's school scrapbook layouts!

Thank you!

Nicole said...

it's just too cute. lol

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

What a great idea!
I love miniatures, my current project for my art degree is all about making miniatures
So fun

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oooh, love the idea!!! And it's so easy too...thank you.

Maryam said...

Hey,

I am a Montessori craft teacher. Looking for innovative craft ideas to add them in my Kids Art Crafts Class.

Your idea is different and interesting.

Thanks for sharing.

Signorina Christina said...

So great idea!!! :D
Nice blog ;)

SignorinaTina

Jenn Erickson said...

I've always been charmed by miniatures, so these absolutely tickled my fancy! My girls have developed my appreciation for all things mini as well, so these would be so fun to make with them!

Alexander said...

Very very nice.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

jinjer said...

Absolutely love this, so darn cute!!
Thanks Jessica :D

Amy said...

That is such a cute idea! Love the thimble! :-D I'll have to try this today.

Cassie said...

A cute gift for a teacher is normal tiny pencils (Yellow for the body, Black or gray for the tip).