So, I am way behind with this year’s Easter post. Hey, at least I’m in the right month! Clearly, blogging on a set schedule isn’t for me, which is why I’m ignoring deadlines and posting holiday-themed crafts even if they’re a little late.
Now, without further ado, let’s get into today’s topic.
Last year we crocheted cute Easter baskets for our dolls. This year, though, we’re putting the focus back where it belongs: on Jesus Christ and his resurrection.
What are we making to celebrate this wonderful event?
I feel your pain, Tink. I can’t watch violent shows either without getting queasy.
Ooo! That is a good idea (I may have to steal that from her).
- Miniature Bibles and Pages Printable.
- One sheet of Cardstock paper.
How To Make Miniature Bibles:
- Print out our Miniature Bibles and Bible Pages on regular computer paper. Click the link in the list above or go to our Printables and Freebies page to find the printable.
One page has four Bible covers in different colors (green, red, navy, and black) along with the first and last pages of each Bible. The other has six strips of pages with the New Testament books.
- There are four templates on the page with the Bible covers (one for each Bible). Cut around the templates and glue them to cardstock.
- Next, cut out the Bible covers and their matching first and last pages. Set aside the pages–we’ll get back to them later.
- Using a pointy tool, gently score the lines on the Bible’s tabs and spine. This will give you straight, crisp edges that fold easily.
- Grab the templates, cut out all the rectangles, then glue them to the inside (white side) of the covers. Make sure to leave a little space between the pieces!
- Fold over and glue down all the tabs.
This is my favorite way to create miniature hardback books. The cardstock strengthens the book, making it less likely to rip. Also, since the cover is stiff, it’s easier for the doll to hold the book.
- Set the cover aside to dry while you work on the pages.
- Cut out the strips of pages from the Bible Pages printable.
- Score down the lines on each page, then fold the pages accordion-style.
Now we can start gluing the pages together.
- Take the Bible’s front page (the one you set aside earlier) and attach the side with “The New Testament” printed on it to the front of the strip. Leave the colored section free–we will glue this to the inside of the cover.
- Cover the strip with glue then fold the pages so that the backsides (white sides) are together. For example, the back of Matthew’s second page gets glued to Mark’s first page. This is one way to create book pages with writing on both sides.
- Take the second strip of pages, and glue the first page of that strip to the last page of the one you just finished.
- Continue gluing the backs of the pages together (leaving the end page loose for the next strip) until you reach the final set of pages.
- Take the back page (with the map and colored section) and glue the map part to the back of the final page.
- Clamp the pages down with a clothespin or paperclip and let dry.
- Once the pages are dry, smear a generous amount of glue down the back or “spine.” (I’m using Tacky Glue).
- Rub more glue over the inside of the Bible cover.
- Now, firmly push the pages into the Bible cover’s spine.
- Lay the colored sections on the inside front and back of the cover to finish gluing the pages in place. This gives the inside of the Bible a seamless look.
- Finally, clamp the Bible one last time and set it aside to dry.
The Finished Product:
Of course they are real verses, Tink! You didn’t think I’d give you a Bible full of gibberish, did you?
Every page has passages from The New Testament, and the map at the very back is a tiny map of Jerusalem during Jesus’s time.
Well, friends, Tink and I hope you all enjoyed this craft as well as seeing how our miniverse celebrated Easter.
Now it’s your turn!
Do you love printable doll crafts? I know I do! Let me know if you’d like to see more printable projects, such as books, tablets, computers, or anything else you can think of!