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Miffy matchbox bed

A few days ago we made some little Miffy figures from air drying clay and our Miffy cookie cutters. We love crafting with air drying clay as it’s so easy to use and pretty kid friendly.

air drying clay MiffyWe left them to dry overnight.

air drying clay MiffyThe next day the children decorated them with acrylic paint and colouring pens.

The other day we covered some matchboxes with pretty papers and my 3 year old wanted to use them to make a Miffy matchbox bed. I added eyelets and small lengths of ricrac to one end to make it easier for her little fingers to pull the matchbox bed out.

matchbox bed for miffyDo you think Miffy looks comfortable?

miffy in a matchboxWe thought she looked a little cold so I whipped up a tiny quilt for her from some leftover hexies.

Miffy and a mini quiltMuch better.

Miffy and a mini quilt

The children really enjoyed this craft activity, especially my 3 year old who has been carrying her Miffy-in-a-Matchbox around everywhere. It’s the perfect size to fit in her small bag (and mine too!) which means we can take Miffy with us and it keeps my daughter occupied for a few minutes.


You may be interested in some of our other Miffy blog posts:

Miffy bento lunch

Miffy cookies

Miffy sun catchers

Miffy dress up craft

Miffy’s birthday book

Miffy soft activity cube

Miffy rattle car

Miffy’s garden app


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    aunty caca
    April 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Adorable! ! Well done guys xxx

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    April 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    You’ve done such a fantastic job with these, they really are super sweet 🙂

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    The Reading Residence
    April 28, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Too sweet! My kids are really into Miffy at the moment, so I know they’d adore this. And we’ve yet to work with air drying clay, so we must give that a go. Thanks for the ideas, have pinned for future reference #letkidsbekids

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      April 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks for pinning 🙂 I can recommend the Hobbycraft air drying clay. We only ever seem to use a little bit and it keeps well in an air tight bag.

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    April 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    LOVE this – too cute! Have shared x

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    Baby Isabella
    April 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Super cute! This looks awesome! You’re a big Miffy fan! #letkidsbekids

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    Eileen Teo
    April 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    This is so awesome! Love it! So cute! Thank you for sharing it with us #Pintorials

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      April 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you, my 3 year old loves her little Miffy too!

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    Let kids be kids
    April 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Oh that os so cute, I feel a need to make them!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    May 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This is utterly adorable! I’ve included it in this week’s #Pintorials (teeny tiny, totally cool crafts) x

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      May 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks so much for including!

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