I’m going to wax nostalgic for a minute, so bear with me. As a child I would visit my grandparents house where I would spend some quality crafting time with my Memere, who was an accomplished seamstress. I use to love and watch her sew, whirring away on her machine. But we also did regular old kids crafts too. One of my clearest memories was from when I was probably 6 years old gluing flocked bears, shells and other minature items onto drift wood. I loved those flocked bears! They were so cute and miniature. So when I saw them on the Darice website, I knew I needed to create a project with them. After a little brainstorming, my daughter and I came up with a fun idea: a Mini Garden Playset in a Tin!
Instead of the flocked bears, we chose the flocked bunnies, because, hello! They are too adorable. This mini bunny garden for on-the-go-play holds everything fits right inside the tin and can be stored in your purse or a toy bag!
This project is simple enough that you should definitely call your little one over and start making your own memories by creating this mini tin playset together.
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Trace the lid of the tin onto scrapbook paper and cut out. Trim down if necessary so that it fits the top of the tin.
Trace the template you just created onto felt and cut out.
Hot glue the felt into the bottom of the tin.
Using Mod Podge, add a thin layer directly onto the lid of the tin. Place the scrapbook paper on top and smooth into place.
Cut a length of ribbon and hot glue to the side of the tin.
That’s really all there is to it! Now you get to pack everything into the tin and it’s ready for play!
I cut an extra piece of green felt to use as grass for outside the tin. Of course you can add whatever accessories you think that your child will enjoy.
Just a few minutes quality crafting time with your child that ends with a fun toy that is perfect for on-the-go! I hope you and your child enjoyed both creating and playing with this sweet little on-the-go playset!
This post originally appeared on the Darice Blog, where I am a contributor, in March 2017.