In celebration of our newly crafted doll PJs we have teamed up with our friend and cardboard extraordinaire Kathryn Ho @cardboardfolk. In 7 short steps your mini will have a bed for their mini - we can't promise they will both be ready for bed in these 7 short steps. From our experience they loooooovvvvve to keep a glacial pace at bedtime. Have FUN!
Sweetest dreams and warmest wishes,
The G.NANCY TeamSturdy Cardboard (Ours is 5mm thick)
Optional but Recommended:
Hot Glue Gun
Use the box cutter and steel ruler to cut a rectangular bed base from the cardboard,42cm Long x22cm Wide. Round off the corners using a drink bottle lid to trace a neat arc. Cut 4 slots in the bed base, 2 at each end, that run parallel to the long edges of the bed. They should be 8cm long x the thickness of your cardboard and positioned 1.5cm from the edges.
Make the legs of the Bed. Cut a rectangle 17cm long x 16cm wide, with a double wave shape starting at the top left corner and finishing on the right-hand edge, 7.5cm from the bottom. Cut 2 slots in the legs, the first should run vertically from the top, and 1.5cm from the left-hand side. It should be 4.5cm long x the thickness of your cardboard. The second should run horizontally from the right-hand side and 7cm from the bottom. It should be 8cm long x the thickness of your cardboard.
Use the leg you just cut out as a template to cut 1 more. Flip the template over to trace the final 2 legs so that they are the mirror reverse of the original.
Use a black marker to draw detail lines on both sides of each leg.
Cut out the Bed Head and Foot. The Head should be 23cm long x 22cm wide with a rounded top. We used a plate to trace around for the arc. Cut 2 slots in the bed head vertically from the bottom and in 1.5cm from the edges. The Slot should be 4.5cm long x the thickness of your cardboard. Repeat for the foot, however, make the length 15cm.
Slot your legs into the bed base. We recommend glueing the pieces together so that your bed will stand up to lots of play! To do so simply run a small bead of hot glue to the inside of the leg slot just before you push them together.
Slot the Bed Head and Foot into the Legs. If you are using glue run a small bead of hot glue on the inside of the head/foot slots just before pushing them together (although this is not essential if you do not own hot glue materials.)