: The Critters get a tub

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If you’ve checked out the arts and crafts section on my blog, you may remember how we made a simple house for the kids Calico Critters.

I promised my kids I would add a bath and kitchen to it. It’s been a few months, but finally here is the tub.

You don’t need to spend a lot to make your kids happy. And you can’t really put a value on seeing your kids enthralled with your creative process. My kids are always giving me great ideas for miniatures that can be made with something they found in the house.

I knew that my kids may eventually – accidentally (of course) – wreck all the little details. Which is another good reason to use recycled items.

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A tofu dessert container was used for the tub. It was a perfect size.

A straw from a juice box was painted silver and became a pipe. A bead fixed it to the wall. A button became the shower head.

A very small dowel was used for the shower curtain rod.

Bits of polymer clay were shaped into the tub faucet, a cake of soap, a sponge-on-a-rope, wall shelves, and a tiny drain for the tub.

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I’m  already in the planning stage for a critter kitchen. I think I will go all out for that project!