Monday, 19 August 2013

Involving Children with Miniatures

Jurassic Park in Miniature
Children seem to be fascinated by small things. Some, boys in particular, love detail - look at the popularity of the 'Where's Wally?' and the Richard Scarry books. So our miniatures hobby is ideal for getting kids involved with planning and making mini projects.
   My husband made this Jurassic Park diorama. He rigged up the car so the headlights turned on and he had spotlights along the high wire fences. And what child doesn't like dinosaurs? This mini scene was a hit with primary school age children.
  Children from our local pre-school centre sometimes visit our house to look at my dolls houses and miniatures. Their mums and grandmas come too. Last time they visited I asked the children what they'd liked best. I was expecting them to say the Alice in Wonderland scene or perhaps the mini village.
  And their answer - "The dog."
  That 's our real dog. He's definitely not a mini!


  1. How hilarious! Well, as both a miniatures aficianado AND a dog lover, I can agree that it's hard to resist a lovable pooch. It just proves that those who say miniatures are not "toys", or for children, are correct.

    (Do not cast your pearls before...kiddies?)

    1. Yes, I got a good laugh out of that! I still chuckle whenever I think about it.