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Monday, January 22, 2018

Doll Coffee Shop Printables

Doll Coffee Shop Printables from In Our Pond #barbie #elfontheshelf #miniature

This printable was 100% inspired by My Froggy Stuff.  I absolutely love her ideas and videos!  I don't know how many times I watched her craft instructions over the last few months.

Froggy's coffee shop is based on Starbucks, and uses the green logo.  I wanted to do a Christmas version for my Elf scenes.  After brainstorming the idea with Dragonfly (age 6), she came up with the coffee shop name, "Cup of Cheer."

Other than the bags of coffee, everything in the shop could be used for a cocoa stand or shop instead.  The printables include a strip of paper that can be made into a hot chocolate canister.  Of course, any of the cups can be filled with pretend cocoa just as easily as they can be filled with coffee.

I highly recommend the instructions from the My Froggy Stuff Youtube page:
coffee shop
doll latte
coffee cup and maker
hot cocoa and marshmallows

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Doll Coffee Shop Printables from In Our Pond #barbie #elfontheshelf #miniature

Coffee Cups

The printable has plain white cups for every day and red ones for during the holidays.  In both situations, the assembly is the same.

Cut out the outer circle, snip a slit near the snowflakes to the center circle, and cut out the middle.  You should have a split circle.  Use your fingernail on the wrong side of the paper to curl the cup a bit so that it wants to curl.

Begin coiling the cut, starting at the end furthest from the logo.  Next, apply a glue stick to the right side of the paper on the plain end (away from the logo).  Curl the paper again, taking care to stick the glued end down in the correct shape.

Continue coiling the strip, gluing occasionally.  Glue down the snowflake edge and smooth with your fingers to ensure that everything is stuck together well.  On a scrap piece of paper, apply a spot of glue and stick down the bottom of the cup.  Allow it to dry.

Next, carefully fill the cup with hot glue to give it some strength and support.  Tap the cup on the table a few times to get out any bubbles and make the surface more even.  Leave a bit of space at the top to add paint or decorations.

If you want to add a coffee straw to the cup, you must do it while the glue is still hot.  I used a colored toothpick cut down to size.  You could also use model clay to make a peppermint stick for a fancy touch.

When the glue is cooled, peel the cup off the paper.  Decorate the top of the cup as desired.  A whipped topping can be achieved with some white puff paint.  A swirled latte effect can be done with fingernail polish (doll latte video).  Cut-up q-tips can be used for marshmallows.  If you intend to make a lid for the cup, then decoration isn't necessary.

The lid of the cup can be made with foam or layers of cardstock.  Punch or cut out different size circles and layer them.  Either glue the lid onto the cup or leave it unsecured for more play options.

This posted ended up being so long that I decided to break it into 2 sections.  There will be more coffee shop printables next week, so be sure to check back in!

Click on the picture to download the PDF!
Doll Coffee Shop Printables from In Our Pond #barbie #elfontheshelf #miniature

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