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Minifolk wooden people {101 Days of Christmas}

Minifolk Family

The artwork and directions for these minifolk comes from Caravan Shoppe, the same online store that creates the Ollibots artwork. Like the robots, I knew I wanted to make a set of these for our 5-year-old, who — like her mama — is an introvert and can play for hours and hours on her own.

Because of the round edges and smaller details, these are a little bit more tricky than the robots to put together.

However, they also come with detailed instructions and a video showing the process, so with a little patience, I’m confident anyone can make them. You’ll want to be sure you print out a couple extras, though, because I ruined my first-choice outfit for two of the minifolk as I was trying to figure out the process.

Minifolk Family

A couple things to keep in mind:

  • If you don’t have a laser printer, you’ll want to get the pages printed at a print shop since the ink from inkjet printers is likely to bleed when you apply the Mod Podge.
  • I would estimate that it takes me approximately 30 minutes per minifolk to assemble these, from cutting to gluing. I also had my husband cut out the arms with an X-acto knife because he’s better at that detail work than I am.
  • The instructions include details for which wood pieces you’ll need to purchase. I spent $12.50 on the wood for 30 minifolk, and you could easily create multiple “families” if you didn’t want to make a full set for one child.
  • I have not figured out the details yet, but I’d like to get a little metal lunch box and decorate the inside as a case for these. We’ll see what I come up with!

Click here to purchase the Minifolks artwork and instructions from Caravan Shoppe!

Gifts for kids from the archives:

Marshmallow ShootersDIY Dyed Play SilksFelt Star Wand

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