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!

Bonus: Enter to win a $50 Pixie Faire Gift Card, scroll down to the bottom of the post to see how to enter! 

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

Christine
Christine

September 14, 2021

I loved getting markers and crayons, I felt like I could accomplish anything. The new year,always felt like a new beginning.

Theresa
Theresa

September 14, 2021

I loved all the colorful notebooks and binders. I will definitly make some folders for my dolls with this super cute pattern. Thank you!!

Cristy Estep
Cristy Estep

September 13, 2021

I used to love pretty pencils, erasers and colored notebook paper!

Elaine
Elaine

September 12, 2021

New crayon’s, and markers are the best!

Debra
Debra

September 11, 2021

what a cute idea! I love it! Going to try it too.

Morgan
Morgan

September 11, 2021

Trapper Keeper! Those things are the best.

Denny
Denny

September 11, 2021

Scissors! Makes sense, as I grew up to sew.

Doreen
Doreen

September 10, 2021

Flair markers.

Angie
Angie

September 09, 2021

My favorite school supplies were caryons and colored pencils.

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

September 09, 2021

I always liked colored markers best.

Cath
Cath

September 09, 2021

My favorite school supply was anything for art class, crayons, colored pencils, paper, you name it. I still can’t walk away from these items when I see them in the store. I have to see what they’ve got.

Amy
Amy

September 09, 2021

Since I am a homeschooling mom, my answer is probably a bit weird, but My favorite school supply items to buy are the text books! There is something special about a new, unblemished text book, that just calls out to be looked at!

Christie
Christie

September 09, 2021

My favourite school supply will always be crayons. There is something magical about the way they make a rainbow in the box. I even love the way they smell!

Jan
Jan

September 09, 2021

New school bag and lunch kit!

Sherri
Sherri

September 09, 2021

paint

Sue
Sue

September 09, 2021

I loved crayons and my compus

Leanne
Leanne

September 09, 2021

I have always loved new pens and pencils and crayons for school! These tiny folders are SO cute!

Deb H
Deb H

September 08, 2021

In elementary it was a new box of crayons.

Joanne
Joanne

September 08, 2021

I liked the pen that has multiple color options. It was a little bulky, but fun to click till you got the right color you wanted. And you could decorate your pages with designs, etc.

Jackie
Jackie

September 08, 2021

My favorite would have to be crayons or better yet colored pencils. Drawing paper was a great treasure to me. I loved to make beautiful things then and I love to now.

Jackie
Jackie

September 08, 2021

My favorite would have to be crayons or better yet colored pencils. Drawing paper was a great treasure to me. I loved to make beautiful things then and I love to now.

Jackie
Jackie

September 08, 2021

My favorite would have to be crayons or better yet colored pencils. Drawing paper was a great treasure to me. I loved to make beautiful things then and I love to now.

Annlee
Annlee

September 08, 2021

I love getting a big box of crayons

Toni C
Toni C

September 08, 2021

Favorite was something to use for coloring: a brand-new box of crayons or colored pencils. I colored the illustrations on mimeograph/spirit duplicator worksheets or in spare time used backs of old worksheets for drawing, sometimes drew my own fashions for paper dolls like Betsy McCall from the magazines! :-)

Dorothy
Dorothy

September 08, 2021

I loved starting school with a new pack of crayons. The point on the top of the crayon could get in to the tightest spots on the picture…

Eileen McLuckie
Eileen McLuckie

September 08, 2021

I loved the smell of the white paste we used, but I didn’t eat it!!

Eileen McLuckie
Eileen McLuckie

September 08, 2021

Cute folders. I need to make some for dolls desk.

Cathy
Cathy

September 08, 2021

crayons and new pencils

Sandy
Sandy

September 08, 2021

I‘m so old when I was in college we had to type papers on a regulator type writer. Because I had never taken a typing class, my number one necessity was erasable bond paper.

Tatum
Tatum

September 08, 2021

I loved getting new pens!

Laurie
Laurie

September 08, 2021

A new backpack!

Patricia
Patricia

September 08, 2021

That classic 64 color box of Crayola Crayons, with all the colors named: fuchsia, magenta, periwinkle, burnt sienna, even red-orange and yellow-green!

Dorothy
Dorothy

September 08, 2021

My favorite getting ready for the school year thing was covering one of my dad’s cigar boxes with pretty paper to make a pencil/crayon box.

Marilyn
Marilyn

September 08, 2021

My favorite is the colored pencils for drawing.
Marilyn

Donna  Sherry
Donna Sherry

September 08, 2021

My favourite school supply was always getting new crayons. Wax and pencil.

Sharon
Sharon

September 08, 2021

Colored Pencils

Nanita S Adams
Nanita S Adams

September 08, 2021

I love new crayons and colored pencils.

M.A.
M.A.

September 08, 2021

I loved getting new colored pens to start school; my AM doll needs a folder!

Jackie
Jackie

September 08, 2021

I think that my favorite school supply was the notebooks. I remember buying ones to fit my mood at the time. I had ones with horses, the ocean, rock bands, etc.

Melinda
Melinda

September 08, 2021

Crayons are definitely my favorite, but I love all school supplies.

Andrea
Andrea

September 08, 2021

My favorite school supplies were binders, folders, and notebooks in either floral, horses or cat prints.

Bev
Bev

September 08, 2021

My favorite school supply was fresh new sharpened pencils

Allison T
Allison T

September 08, 2021

I love journals, notebooks, and pens!

Laura
Laura

September 08, 2021

I always loved the colorful folders and to this day I still use them. Now my dolls can have colorful and holiday folders. I’m going to glue scrapbook paper on the cardstock before cutting. Thank you for the idea and tutorial!!

Carma
Carma

September 08, 2021

I love crayons and colored pencils

linda cole
linda cole

September 08, 2021

loved colored pencils

Angela
Angela

September 08, 2021

Colored pencils and notebooks are my favorites!

S
S

September 08, 2021

The 64 count box of crayons with the sharpener in the back of the box was my favorite.

Lisa
Lisa

September 08, 2021

I still collect the Spacemaker pencil boxes, they are so cool and not made the same anymore. My absolute favorite school supply.

anita
anita

September 08, 2021

mechanical pencils! LOVE THEM STILL

Carol
Carol

September 08, 2021

I always loved anything with paper. The new smell is what I liked!

MARNIE
MARNIE

September 08, 2021

Binders and pens and pencils.

MARNIE
MARNIE

September 08, 2021

Binders and pens and pencils.

Donna Patton
Donna Patton

September 08, 2021

I loved loved loved a bunch of new notebooks. Loved the blank pages waiting to be filled with the new school year.

Barbara
Barbara

September 08, 2021

I loved a new box of crayons the bigger the better and still do. This is a great and cute idea. Thank you for all you do.

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

September 08, 2021

I loved my Trapper Keeper and the pen that had four colors of ink!

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

September 08, 2021

I love all school supplies! New crayons, pencils, pens! New notebooks and folders!! I have never really outgrown the thrill!

Sue
Sue

September 08, 2021

A nice new box of crayons. I still colour and love the sharp points on brand new crayons – such potential.

Chantal
Chantal

September 08, 2021

Comme la plupart: nouvelle boîte de crayons de couleur aiguisés pointus et nouveaux cahiers. J’adorais étaler le tout sur mon lit et sentir l’odeur du neuf.

Meg
Meg

September 08, 2021

Crayons at first, and when I got a little older, those perfectly sharpened colored pencils.

Leah
Leah

September 08, 2021

I loved new sharp colored pencils! These folders are adorable!

Janet
Janet

September 08, 2021

Crayons & they still are!

Jo
Jo

September 08, 2021

A nice big box of Crayola crayons always put a smile on my face.

Jaynanne
Jaynanne

September 08, 2021

It has to be a new box of 64 color crayons, the skinny kind. I never really like the “fat” crayons of Kindergarten. The number of beautiful colors, including the metallic ones, was a great creativity stimulus.

Mary
Mary

September 08, 2021

Folders, paper & notebooks! I still love to get these at this time of year.

Jaynanne
Jaynanne

September 08, 2021

It has to be a new box of 64 color crayons, the skinny kind. I never really like the “fat” crayons of Kindergarten. The number of beautiful colors, including the metallic ones, was a great creativity stimulus.

Georgia
Georgia

September 08, 2021

I loved notebooks and sharp pencils!

Connie
Connie

September 08, 2021

My favorite was always new notebooks and pens.

Madelon
Madelon

September 08, 2021

My favorite school supply was the new notebook

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

September 08, 2021

I always loved all the brand new supplies I received for the beginning of school!

Katherine Ackerman
Katherine Ackerman

September 08, 2021

I always loved the little notebooks that had sections for keeping your homework notes in. Also liked the different colored folders, so could organize subjects..

Bec
Bec

September 08, 2021

I loved getting the folders and notebooks!!

Bettyann Laidlaw
Bettyann Laidlaw

September 08, 2021

Loved to draw so I’d say pencil crayons

Elaine
Elaine

September 08, 2021

I’m a teacher so give me all the school supplies! I love to shop for them. l My favorite would have to be PaperMate Flair pens. Never have to many! Thank you for this. Can’t wait to make some folders for my dolls.

Rachel
Rachel

September 08, 2021

Math!

Natalie
Natalie

September 08, 2021

I still shop through the back to school aisle even though my child is now in his 40s. So many pretty things, all still shiny and new. Thanks for this tutorial so my dolls can have pretty new supplies, too.

Natalie
Natalie

September 08, 2021

I still shop through the back to school aisle even though my child is now in his 40s. So many pretty things, all still shiny and new. Thanks for this tutorial so my dolls can have pretty new supplies, too.

Diane R
Diane R

September 08, 2021

I was so excited when erasable ink pens came out, because I always made mistakes and ink erasers made a mess of my home work.

Susi
Susi

September 08, 2021

I love a fresh notebook that doesn’t have scribble on it.

Cindie
Cindie

September 08, 2021

I loved having new sharp pencils and erasers. Of course, I had to have paper, too so that I could draw.

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

September 08, 2021

Loved a new box of Crayola crayons — the best smell! Also narrow lined filler paper.

Sheryl
Sheryl

September 08, 2021

My favorite school supplies were the notebooks and folders because that was where your personality got to peak out in the pretty designs. As an adult I will still occasionally go get a pretty notebook or folder. They have some really cool ones available. 🙂

Heidi Ulfsnes
Heidi Ulfsnes

September 08, 2021

New pencils, and rubbers. 😀😅😍 I still feel the same. 😍

Wendy
Wendy

September 08, 2021

That new box of Crayola crayons – the smell, the sharpener, all those colors!

Kathy Pellenz
Kathy Pellenz

September 08, 2021

My favorite school supply was Bic Clic Pens! They came in cool colors—and it was the first pen that we had that wasn’t a pen used in a inkwell or a cartridge pen. It was so great to write without getting ink all over my fingers!

Fran Bott
Fran Bott

September 08, 2021

I loved (and still do) fine point ink pens!

Kelly
Kelly

September 08, 2021

New folders, tablets and pointed sharpened pencils.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

September 08, 2021

Markers, pens, notebooks, binder, any art supply

Ann
Ann

September 07, 2021

I loved new school supplies. I think my absolute favorite was a new binder with dividers and a pencil case inside.

Kay
Kay

September 07, 2021

New pencils, and a big pink eraser! Oh, and new pens! I love pens!

Oksana
Oksana

September 07, 2021

Material personalized Pencil box and inspirational copybooks.
Connie Jagolinzer
Connie Jagolinzer

September 07, 2021

Pens… I love pens!

Barb
Barb

September 07, 2021

I loved white out!!!

Linda
Linda

September 07, 2021

I loved a new package of pastel gel pens. This tutorial is really fun, thank you.

Lynne Thompson
Lynne Thompson

September 07, 2021

I loved ever sharp or mechanical pencils. Neat little invention . Especially loved the small eraser in the end that if you twisted it, the eraser became longer. Cute little notebook idea here.

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

September 07, 2021

I loved (still love) to draw, so pencil and eraser on whatever paper I could find (even schoolwork).
Very cute little project, btw!

Heidi
Heidi

September 07, 2021

New crayons and brightly colored binders.

Erin
Erin

September 07, 2021

My favorite supply is pretty post-its. I have some many I may never run out.

Leanna
Leanna

September 07, 2021

I loved markers!

Marty Blibde
Marty Blibde

September 07, 2021

Not many new supplies that I remember but if I picked something I enjoyed it would be the lined notebook tablet.

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