What we love about them?
- They are adorable! I can't get past how cute they are.
- They are teeny tiny. Faith always loved the miniature toys over anything normal sized.
- They are portable. When Faith was a toddler, I always had a few mini things in my purse to keep her entertained while we are out.
- There are tons of varieties, even animals. I want a few of those for me.
We missed the original Lalaloopsy craze since Faith was a little bit older when they came out, but mini figures are still a lot of fun to play with. Since Faith loves crafting and doodling, we decided to design a little playset for the Tinies, that would be the perfect take-along toy since it folds up to the size of a book. Even better, you can add on to it or design a new set anytime you feel like it!
We used this basic fold up tutorial from Kids Activity Blog. I had some white shipping cardboard leftover from a package (about the thickness of a cardboard box). I cut it in half, then each half in half again. I penciled in a few roof shapes and cut those angles with large scissors. We wanted a few doors and windows, so I traced those lightly in pencil, then used a craft knife to cut them out.
Then came the fun part! We doodled houses and designs onto each building to decorate a street scene--windows, doors, gardens, even a few butterflies and pets. Once the drawings were finished, we set the houses out in order and I punched two holes in the shared sides. We tied them with a bit of ribbon and cut off the edges. You'll want to tie them in a large M or W shape so they fold up easily.