I have a friend who loves dollhouses. Not just the toys that little girls play with, but real miniature masterpieces. In fact, she opened the Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY a few years ago. That place is a dollhouse lovers dream! My daughter is old enough to start creating her own real miniature dollhouse. So when I was given the chance to review the Miniature DIY Grocery Kit from Wholeport, I jumped at the chance.
This may be the first experience at building our first dollhouse room, but I definitely see more of this in our future.
Building our First DollHouse Room
The kit comes with all the pieces in little ziploc baggies. The instructions are in Chinese. And yes, that does make it a little challenging. But my daughter and I are pretty smart. We were able to follow the illustrations and figure it all out. (and what we couldn’t figure out, we just got creative and made it up as we went along).
We started out with the front wall. You literally build this thing from the very basics. The kit does come with a bottle of glue, but we had a problem with that glue and ended up spilling it out accidentally. No problem. We just poured some liquid glue on a plate and used a q-tip to paint it on the parts.
Making the awning was pretty easy. We just folded the fabric and cut some random scallops. Then glued it to a piece of cardboard.
This dollhouse actually uses hinges to connect the walls. This gives you the opportunity to actually open the front wall so you can move the pieces around. I have to admit that I have never actually had to think through how hinges work. We didn’t make them perfectly straight, but the front wall can easily open and close.
We received this kit from Wholeport in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received.