September 07, 2021

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How To Make Mini School Folders For Dolls

It’s that time of the year when all the stores have shelves and shelves of fun school supplies! All the colors, designs, and characters make it fun to shop and pick out a collection that you’ll love. Follow along with this easy tutorial to see how to make your dolls their very own curated collection of back to school folders, ready for the upcoming school year!

Supplies:

• Pretty cardstock paper (you want stiffer paper for this)
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Craft or tacky glue
• Hole punch



 

Step 1:  Draw a rectangle on the back of one of your papers 7 inches wide and 6 inches tall.

Step 2:  Cut out this rectangle, and draw in the following lines: measuring up from the bottom 1 1/2inches, draw a line. Measuring down from the top 1/2 inch, draw a line. And measuring in 3/8 inch on either side, draw a line.



Step 3:  Cut off the top two corners at a diagonal angle, just touching the point where the lines cross. At the bottom corners, cut off the tall, thin rectangles made by your lines, doing so at an angle at the top and long sides. See our photo for reference.

Step 4:  Carefully using the edge of your scissors, score along the straight pencil lines. To score means you barely scrape the paper, but don’t go all the way through. If you are new to this, please protect your work surface.



Step 6:  The scoring will make it easy to do the next step - fold up the large bottom flap, then fold in the side flaps, then the top flap. Use your fingernail or edge of your scissors to make nice sharp creases.

Step 7:  Apply craft glue to the side and top flaps only, and glue down. Make sure the side flaps go over the large, bottom flap. Hold in place until set.



Step 8:  Once the glue is set, fold your folder in half. Then use your hole punch to punch three holes along the folded edge.



Step 9:  Using lined or plain white paper, cut sheets of paper for your doll that are 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide to put in your folder.



These are sooo cute, and so easy to make! It’ll be easy to make your doll a fun collection of folders she can’t wait to use for school this year!


 

 

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We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and tell us what your favorite school supply is/was!

Thanks, everyone!

--The Pixie Faire Team and @forofsuch

 


100 Comments

Kat
Kat

September 24, 2022

Fresh box of crayons

Dorothy
Dorothy

September 23, 2022

This is really cute, but I thought this was going to be a minion post.

Joy
Joy

September 23, 2022

So cute

Laura
Laura

September 23, 2022

Just adorable! Going to make this one!

Lori
Lori

September 23, 2022

My favorites were new, pretty folders and erasers in cool shapes!

Kim
Kim

September 23, 2022

Where is the minion post?

Kathy
Kathy

September 21, 2022

My favorite school supply was colored pencils. I was always sketching and doodling.

Cathy
Cathy

September 16, 2022

Love, love a new box of crayons!

Susan
Susan

September 16, 2022

love the little tips and tricks for the Extras that make a scene..

Janice
Janice

September 16, 2022

colored pencils

Kim
Kim

September 16, 2022

My favorite was always new notebooks.

Karen
Karen

September 15, 2022

So cool.

geri
geri

September 15, 2022

the triangle pencil grips.

Maureen A
Maureen A

September 15, 2022

I loved back to school supply shopping – there was always such potential in a brand new box of crayons!

Linda
Linda

September 14, 2022

This is such a cute project! Great for a little girl who is just starting school herself, so that her AG doll can also be ready for school.

Susan Fritz
Susan Fritz

September 14, 2022

Very nice directions. I never would have thought of this accessory, but now I might make one.

Andrea
Andrea

September 14, 2022

My favorite would have to be spiral notebooks and folders! I always enjoyed picking those out around back-to-school time.

Kathy
Kathy

September 14, 2022

Timely and cute

Susan Anderson
Susan Anderson

September 13, 2022

My favorite school supplies were a box of brand new, sharp crayons!

Susan Anderson
Susan Anderson

September 13, 2022

My favorite school supplies were a box of brand new, sharp crayons!

Kay
Kay

September 13, 2022

Pens, and fresh white paper! I still love them to this day.

Denise
Denise

August 30, 2022

I love all the school supplies, but these types of folders were a real favorite. One for each class! Thanks for the tutorial.

LissandraMia
LissandraMia

August 30, 2022

My favorite school supplies were paper, binders, colored pencils and new pen inks.

Fran R
Fran R

August 30, 2022

As a student I loved getting all the new supplies we would need. New school clothes were my favorite but the smell and feel of new notebooks, pencils and pencil cases and a new lunch box were equally important. As a teacher the filling in of student names in my new attendance/grade book was very special. A new beginning every year.

Karen
Karen

August 30, 2022

It’s been a long time since I went to school but I think my favorite was new clothes

De
De

August 30, 2022

My fav back to school supplies are new pencil cases filled w colored pencils & markers. New notebooks are enjoyed too.

Ali
Ali

August 30, 2022

The smell as you opened a new jar of paste, crayons and a new backpack.

Dorothy
Dorothy

August 30, 2022

Post It notes! I love the different colors, sizes, shapes, everything about them!

Karen
Karen

August 30, 2022

Bright colored markers are a must!

Diane
Diane

August 30, 2022

I love all kinds of office/school supplies. My favorites are colored Sharpie pens.

ann Marie mones
ann Marie mones

August 29, 2022

My favorite was always new pencils

Dorothy
Dorothy

August 29, 2022

LOVE THESE

Jerri
Jerri

August 28, 2022

My favorite school supply was our new book bags, loved all the compartments.Thank you for the wonderful tutorial on making school supplies for a American girl doll or other. Your blogs are always fun!

Linda Badurek
Linda Badurek

August 26, 2022

I liked then and still do like me w sharp pencils!!

Yvonne
Yvonne

August 26, 2022

Building up supplies for granddaughter to play with.

Jane
Jane

August 26, 2022

I loved the big box of crayons they had a glorious smell and a big 3 ring notebook with all the tabbed dividers. These folders are so cute.

VICKY
VICKY

August 26, 2022

New clothes, of course!

Terrie
Terrie

August 26, 2022

Crayons. I loved the bigger box with all the different colors not available in the smaller box.

Anne
Anne

August 26, 2022

Colored pencils

Joanne
Joanne

August 26, 2022

My favorite school supply was a box of crayons. I always wanted a bigger box of crayons than whet the supply list said, but mom only would get me the required size of box. I was so jealous of the kids who got the largest box of crayons available. However, I wasn’t the only kid who got the required size and no larger than the required size.

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 25, 2022

As a teacher I’m still a sucker for school supplies! Fresh notebooks and colorful pens are my biggest weaknesses.

Julie
Julie

August 25, 2022

My favorite school supply was a new box of Crayolas. I love the color names they put on each label.

Rose
Rose

August 25, 2022

On my to do list!

Susan
Susan

August 25, 2022

Glue!

Margaret Goodman
Margaret Goodman

August 25, 2022

I loved the start of school when I was a child because I had all new supplies!! It was like Christmas! Loved the smell of new crayons!

Kelly
Kelly

August 25, 2022

my favorite school supply was the mechanical pencil.

Kathy
Kathy

August 24, 2022

I really like this idea

Sue Bennett
Sue Bennett

August 24, 2022

I always liked the fresh box of Crayons and the makers.

Becky Nausha
Becky Nausha

August 24, 2022

Markers are my favorite as you can get all colors an now they are washable 🤣

Jenny
Jenny

August 24, 2022

My favorite school supplies are post it notes and/or pens. Everything cute or everything colorful or both. They just put me in the right mood to start anything creative. Every beginning needs creativity :)

Marilyn
Marilyn

August 24, 2022

My favorite school supplies are pens.
Marilyn

Jackie
Jackie

August 24, 2022

My FAVORITE favorite school supplies are/were books. Lots of beautiful books. But art supplies are lovely too. Colored pencils, crayons, paints and fresh drawing paper.

Dianna
Dianna

August 24, 2022

New Everything!! New book bag, folders, colored pencils, etc.

Kate
Kate

August 24, 2022

New books and new crayons!

Patricia
Patricia

August 24, 2022

Not just new crayons; a 64 count box of Crayola Crayons.

Heather
Heather

August 24, 2022

The folders are so cute!

Eden Lockwood
Eden Lockwood

August 24, 2022

Hard choice! I love my new chalk markers!

Jeannie
Jeannie

August 24, 2022

Sharpie pens in all colors

Liana
Liana

August 24, 2022

A new box of crayons!

Colene Vivian
Colene Vivian

August 24, 2022

My favorite school supply were the colored pencils. Made doodling so much more exciting!

Christine
Christine

August 24, 2022

Love colorful, stylish folders.

Beverly
Beverly

August 24, 2022

I love getting new color pencils and pens every year!

Magdalena
Magdalena

August 24, 2022

I love pencils, cute notebooks and lots of colored pens.

Rabbit
Rabbit

August 23, 2022

I love these!

sherry m payne
sherry m payne

August 23, 2022

like the class but I prefer to use rubber cement when gluing paper

Marian C
Marian C

August 22, 2022

It depended on the year, but the years when it was bookbag time? Yeah, I loved choosing a good backpack. Had to have enough zippers and compartments but be sturdy enough (or cute enough if I was younger at the time) to make it through the year and if it came with a matching lunch box or an extra compartment? Yes, please.

Solid runner up was always new pens. All kinds. Markers, Sharpies, regular pens, the four-in-one kind, it doesn’t matter. I love them just as much now as I did then.

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 22, 2022

My favorite school supply was top spiral bound notebooks. No more smearing ink (I’m left handed and my hand was always black by the end of the day).

Susan
Susan

August 22, 2022

My favorite school supply was a new lunch box!

Kathy Hammac
Kathy Hammac

August 21, 2022

I’m a tutor. I get excited with Back to School time. I’m always looking for fun items to help my students.

Linda
Linda

August 21, 2022

I liked the spiral notebooks with different pictures on them – trying to find the most unique – and….the planner/assignment book – always fun to try to find the most unique one of those also

Becky Coyne
Becky Coyne

August 21, 2022

I LOVED going to gift shops and getting Hello Kitty and other printed pencils.

Alisa Oram
Alisa Oram

August 20, 2022

I loved going to the store for all school supplies. But I have to say I loved the 64 box of crayons.

Kelly l Woods
Kelly l Woods

August 19, 2022

Markers are my favorite. thank you

LAURIE
LAURIE

August 19, 2022

The backpack!

Marilyn
Marilyn

August 19, 2022

I loved the new folders and brand new crayons and pencils! We always had new clothes and shoes also! My dad was usually the principal, so the first day of school was a big day for all of us!

Laura Cuthbert
Laura Cuthbert

August 19, 2022

New pencil smell is the best!

Susan
Susan

August 19, 2022

I love pens—always have more than one in my purse.

Diane
Diane

August 19, 2022

i love school supplies….especially composition notebooks!

Deb F
Deb F

August 19, 2022

My favorite school supply was a notebook. I loved the big white blank (I ignored the lines). My brain saw a surface to create on ;}

Mary Armstrong
Mary Armstrong

August 19, 2022

Folders.

Mary Armstrong
Mary Armstrong

August 19, 2022

Folders.

Mary Armstrong
Mary Armstrong

August 19, 2022

The magic of September weather always reminds me of walking to school and the excitement of connecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Love these folders and will add them to the school dress as a collection

EDIS MURIEL KING
EDIS MURIEL KING

August 19, 2022

Keep in mind that I’m a Baby Boomer! My favorite year after year was my brand new book bag. I just loved that it was the perfect size for my books, etc. It had a handle and a shoulder strap that I used to carry crossbody style. When I sat down at my desk, I felt like I was ready to learn everything the teacher wanted to teach because I was “book bag ready”. LOL!!!

Ksenia Gutzke
Ksenia Gutzke

August 18, 2022

Thanks for offering the Mood Card. It will really help our family if we win. I liked the smell of the paste back then.

Diana
Diana

August 18, 2022

I loved getting organized for the first day of school. Wearing new clothes was great too.

Linda
Linda

August 18, 2022

I love a big new box of crayons!

Mary C
Mary C

August 18, 2022

Writing instruments. Pens and pencils

KatieQ
KatieQ

August 18, 2022

The 64 crayon Crayola box was my absolute favorite.

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

August 18, 2022

Crayons were always a favorite but I love school supplies in general and always stock up my office this time of year

Diane R
Diane R

August 18, 2022

Scented Gel Pens.

Sylvia N
Sylvia N

August 18, 2022

My favor school was a tablet since i went to a catholic school we had to buy are own tablet and pencils that a long time ago. I graugated in 1954.

Sylvia N
Sylvia N

August 18, 2022

My favor school was a tablet since i went to a catholic school we had to buy are own tablet and pencils that a long time ago. I graugated in 1954.

Melinda
Melinda

August 17, 2022

LOVE this tutorial!!! And oh yes, the smell of Crayola Crayons!!! Ahhhh. However, have any of you noticed that the new crayons DO NOT SMELL as good as those from the 1970s and earlier?? Just today my hubby & I opened an old architect box and there were 2 boxes in there and ahhhhh, they smelled divine!! Wen to Walmart and the new ones are ick!!! Hubby insisted I put those 2 old boxes into a zip lock bag to keep that memory fresh!!! ggg

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

August 17, 2022

Crayons! I loved looking at the new colors and the names.

Mary R.
Mary R.

August 17, 2022

I love crayons and always purchase the largest pack possible

Victoria
Victoria

August 17, 2022

Colorful Folders – Personalized by name and subject.

Diane Goff
Diane Goff

August 17, 2022

My favorite new school supplies are the fresh, clean, unwrinkled notebooks, in special colors/designs for each subject. Of course, a brand new pencil with a perfect, clean eraser, or new collection of pens in an array of colors, is a nice accompaniment.

Emily H.
Emily H.

August 17, 2022

As much as I loved colored pencils and crayons I think that folders were my favorite school supply. They came in so many colors and patterns, after a while even the PeeChee’s came in colors other than yellow. I always tried to match the folder to the subject if I could.

Janet Vawter
Janet Vawter

August 17, 2022

I always loved colored pencils and colored pens.

Julia
Julia

August 17, 2022

I loved the smell of the crayons and freshly sharpened pencils!

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