Since Claire is starting to get the hang of remembering the names of everyone in our giant family, I decided I would keep the momentum going by creating miniature family members that she can use in her dollhouse and many assorted playthings! To start, we found some cute, full-length pics of two of her cousins (whose names she could say in her sleep) and decided we'd start by turning them into miniatures! Eventually, I'd like to take full-length pictures of all of our family members to make a complete set. For now, we will "play with our cousins" in spite of them living hours away! Here's the simple way you can make your own family miniatures...
-contact paper or laminator/sheets
1. Size and print out full-length pics of the friends and family members you wish to miniaturize. I made mine about 3-4" in height to fit our dollhouse.
2. Cut out pictures precisely
3. Cover the fronts and backs of each miniature with contact paper (or laminate) and trim
4. Clip a binder clip on each miniature so that it stands up on its own.
As you can see, she's a huge fan of her "little cousins," and even though we don't get to see them as often as we like, this is definitely the next best thing!