Every doll needs an iPad–at least mine think so😉. Whether it’s a computer, tablet, or phone, my dolly residents want the latest and greatest tech and want it to look like the real deal. Apparently, they’ve inherited my nerdy side!
So today we are granting their wish by making miniature iPads.
- iPad printables.
- Thin craft foam in white or black.
- Scissors and/or an X-Acto knife.
- Print out our iPad printables (click the link in the list above or find them on our Printables and Freebies page). I printed mine on glossy photo paper to give them a realistic sheen.
- Cut out all the pieces. You should have four iPad covers and four screens.
Each iPad screen is different. One is a locked screen, the other is unlocked, the third has a row of digital books, and the last is an iTunes playlist.
- Glue the iPad screens to thin craft foam.
- Once the glue is dry, cut out the screens using scissors or an X-Acto knife.
As I was cutting out the iPad backs, I noticed the dark grey logo didn’t show very well on the rose gold and black iPads. I went back and fixed this, giving the black iPad a silver logo and the rose gold one deep red.
Much better! Now let’s glue the screen to the covers!
- Rub glue over the back of the screens (the foam side), then press on the iPad cover of your choice.
You can mix and match the screens and covers. Just remember that two of the screens–the eBook library and music playlist–are in landscape mode and should be glued on horizontally.
As you can see, the craft foam gives the iPads more depth than layers of cardstock do. I like this because the extra thickness makes positioning them in the doll’s hand easier.
- Use an X-Acto knife to trim away excess foam and round off the iPad’s edges.
- Color the exposed edges of the iPads to match the covers. You can use paint or permanent markers–whichever is easier. I’m using paint pens.
- Finally, seal the iPads with clear nail polish or Mod Podge. I chose glossy Mod Podge. Even though it leaves a few brush strokes behind, I find it’s easier to work with.
That’s it! You’ve made tiny iPads for your dolls!
This is one of my favorite printable crafts. I love having a variety of screens. The dolls can browse eBooks or listen to iTunes without me having to edit the screens in.
The only screens I didn’t add (and should have) are games.
That will have to change, though, because Tink and Tony are big gamers, and photoshopping their games onto the iPads is a real pain. So, I am creating a second printable with additional screens. Once it’s done, I will list it with the rest of our printables.
Now it’s your turn!
Well, friends, I hope you all have fun making iPads for your dolls! Feel free to tag me on Instagram if you make this craft (@pixie.dust.dolls). I’d love to see your creation!