easy-to-make, pre-printed kit contains at least one toy inspired by the
beauty and craftsmanship of yester-year. Each is printed on top quality
paper and engineering provide strength and display beautiful color and clarity.
This is a
12-month subscription for 1:12 scale toys (1 inch scale
dollhouse). A payment is automatically deducted by PayPal
each month. You may start your subscription at any time and
the subscription will always begin with Kit #1.
In order to
keep the price down and the postage to a minimum, you are asked to supply any
very common extras that may be required other
than the pre-printed kits, such as seed beads, pins, and a
little bit of sheet balsa wood for example. These common items
are found as a short list within each project's photo
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FYI: Sizes of
miniatures are given in millimeters for accuracy. For your
information 1"=25.4 mm
bc1is005 ~ Railroad Story
Book This is a
subscription sign-up bonus
Publishing circa 1907 (Extracts also taken from the
McLoughin book titled Railroad ABC Picture Book) Size:
27mm x 20mm (cover), 25mm
x 19mm (text page)
True to all the McLoughlin Brothers’ children’s
books, this one is beautifully illustrated. The
miniature rendition is re-typeset using an
appropriate font face titled Goudy Old Style, and
the text layout is almost identical to the original
full-sized book. The illustrations have been
scrubbed, enhanced and color re-saturated to it’s
The 'bones' of this project are from an antique French paper cottage. If you are familiar with
the original, you will notice the inside has been
improved and enhance. The construction has changed
to make it easier to build and a
fresher vintage Red Riding Hood and chickens have
been added to the scene. Make sure you position Red so that you
can see inside the door.Click here for on-line tutorial
collection of games begins with the 'Round the World with Nellie Bly'
working spinner game and double-sided game board
and box featuring original composite artwork. Nellie
is quite the real-life character and an early role-model for
women...you should look her up on the internet! The second
game is 'The Little Fisherman' and it also is a composite of vintage games. The fishing hole is simulated inside and
out. It is hard to see in the photos, but the fish are
actually on the poles' lines. The third game is an old
favorite of Tiddledy Winks. The artwork is a composite of
vintage Tiddledy Winks games. Conceivably you could flip a
wink into the clown's mouth...if you have a mind to do so.
Extras included in the kit are a spare spinner and board and plenty of Tiddledy Winks in case you make a mistake.
Description: Sturdy paper engineering of a fantasy
Medieval castle, and it includes all the details one thinks
of in the mind's eye such as: draw bridge, gate house,
walled courtyard, 7 spires, flags and chained draw-bridge.
Easy assembly and no tiny fiddly tabs.
You will need straight pins, colorful
seed beads and a few inches of old necklace chain. Click here for on-line tutorial
Description: A collection of vintage toys and each has
intrigue. In the collection are: 4 working wind-spinners
(a.k.a. pin wheels); a Humpty-Dumpty rocking toy; fire
truck; mouse in cage and a fish in bowl thaumatropes; a 3-d
fish kite; 2 2-sided working phenakistoscopes (dancers,
horse rider, leap frogs & bicyclist); circus procession
canister for displaying stick toys; and, last but not east, is a very detailed
drum with drum sticks.
You will need round and flat
toothpicks, white seed beads and red seed beads, few inches
of 2" wide x 1/16" thick balsa wood required.
Description: At less than 2" high,
this dollhouse’s dollhouse comes complete with
design uses elements reminiscent of the cozy Art Deco
style. The house is a sturdy,
multi-thickness, paper-engineered structure with an unusual
dormer opening. There are two 3-dimensional smaller dormers.
The first floor living room has a stove, dining table,
bookcase and easy chair. The bedroom has a vanity, bed
and chair. Several of the pieces are unusual in
construction, so a back-up spare for each has been included
in the kit. No extra supplies are required for this project.
Extras included in the kit are spare chairs, roof, small dormer,
and exterior house panel just in case you make a mistake.
Description: Kit includes six puzzle blocks featuring
6 pictures of kittens and puppies and has a lidded storage
box; box of crazy cards with animals to mix and match--there
are 12 animals for a total of 24 cards (card back has design
to match box); pull-toy pig has a platform and 100% silk
ribbon for neck bow, wheels do turn; vintage elephant
pull-toy is free standing and wheels do turn. Included is an
extra double set of wheels for the pull-toys and an extra
set of patterns for cutting wood. A length of 100% silk
ribbon is included for the pull-pig's neck bow.
Spare pull elephant and lots of extra wheels for
both store bought and home made wheels are included just in case you make
on-line tutorial for the items you will need on hand. Mainly
you will need about 6" of 2"x1/16 thick balsa wood, yarn for
pull cords and couple beads, self-dry clay like Crayola
Model Magic for blocks.
Description: The following books are included in the
kit: The Roosevelt Bears with laminated cover, The First
Circus plus a laminated cover, A Trip to Mother Goose Land
fold-out book with laminated cover and 100% silk tie ribbon,
Zebrology and floss for binding. Railroad book is the
subscription sign-up bonus and is not in the kit but is
shown in the photo. Kit also includes the pattern and end
art for the bookcase.
You will need about 6" of 2" x 1/16" thick balsa wood and
red craft paint.
Description: The Paper Minis McLoughlin Brothers
Pretty Village kit is a miniaturized version of the human
scale paper toy designed in approximately 1900. This village
is comprised of 17 buildings and a child's play tent. Along
with the set is a re-creation of the original play platform.
I had a black and white picture of the original and followed
the design as close as possible. The detail of each building
is incredibly good and a very easy and fun kit to make. FYI,
there is an ornament of this village and platform for an
acrylic fillable orb found on the Paper
Minis ornament page.
Description: This tiny 2 inch theater is a fun
composite of many vintage toy theaters. The stage is set-up
as the interior of the three bears cottage, which Goldilocks
'visits.' there is a slit in the top of the theater made for
the curtain and also for holding the guide rods for the
'puppets'. Kit comes with furniture for the staged play:
small, medium and large beds and chairs; table has three
stand-up porridge bowls. Flat puppets include Papa, Mama,
Baby Bear and Goldilocks. Stage curtain slides up & down.
Seed beads are required for the bed feet, round toothpicks
for puppet rods and optional for curtain.
included in the kit is a spare set of bears and Goldilocks just in case
you make a mistake.
A composite of vintage
carousels including the famous Paris Carousel. This toy
carousel actually turns! There are nine animals (the kit
contains a spare set of animals) Middle spindle has vintage
mirror art. Engineering is stable and parts are designed to
be self-reinforced. Follow the on-line tutorial and you will
not have trouble.
Extras included in the kit is a full set of spare animals
in case you make a mistake.
You will need a round toothpick, metallic gold paint, black
bead big enough to fit toothpick and large gold beads for
ends of carousel posts
Description: 1940s-1960s doll collection. Four
international tube dolls; Skookum Indian Princess doll; window-boxed: Kewpie Doll, Raggedy Ann
and Andy, and Flagg white and black families for dollhouses. Sheet acetate for windows included.
Follow the on-line tutorial and you will not have trouble.
Description: 8-pg Rose O’Neill Scootles and
Kewpie paper doll
book with 4 staging dolls and outfits; box of 6
pages of McLoughlin Brothers’ paper soldiers with 9 staging
soldier ; 12 block puzzles with storage box
displaying W. Germany artist Hermann Eichhorn’s fairy tale
artwork; 2 vintage cars with moving wheels; 1
vintage seaplane with rotating propeller; 4
nesting blocks displaying middle-century artist Art Seiden’s
work (blocks do nest perfectly).
Extras included in
the kit are:
spare staging soldiers, wheels for the cars, rotating
seaplane propeller, and Scootles doll in case you make a
You will need self-drying clay like
Crayola Model Magic for blocks, straight pin for airplane