My 3 year old has fallen in love with Sylvanian Families, just as I did when I was her age. First made in 1985, Sylvanian Families is an adorable range of distinctive animal characters set to turn #30yearsyoung today (20th March 2015).
I love to bring crafts into our play and when I saw an egg box boat craft in the latest issue of prima makes I knew we should make it. It only took 10 minutes and kept my 3 year old occupied for an afternoon.
We used the bottom of an egg box as a boat, added a knitting needle for a mast and a sail from pretty paper. I added a piece of Bakers Twine and tiny paper flags, held in place with magic tape and a brass split pin.
Our little boat holds up to 6 little people and is a really sweet little make, perfect for transporting her Sylvanian Families around.
As Sylvanian Families has reached such a milestone anniversary I thought it was a great opportunity to bring together 10 Sylvanian Families crafts (including ours!):
adorable clothes peg easel, toadstool stools and tiny wagon from shades of tangerine
how to make a bed using recycled materials
sew easy Sylvanian sleeping bag from shades of tangerine
cute reversible dress pattern from Molly Chicken which can be adapted for any doll or softie
juice carton Sylvanian Families house (instructions in Danish)
Sylvanian Families mini teepee – no tutorial but looks simple enough to make
I love this great idea for organising your Sylvanian Families accessories – I really wish I had thought of this!
My daughter would love this sweet Sylvanian Families carry case (instructions in German)
If you love Sylvanian Families crafts then take a look at my 8 Christmas crafts for Sylvanian Families fans