You all know I have a love of Monopoly, right? I have collected dozens of sets of tokens from different games, used Monopoly money to cover a dresser and a star and have differing and various odds and ends that are Monopoly related.
I wanted to try something different. Previously, I have opted to “go large” with some creative work – large versions of quilt patterns, very large birthday cards, etc., but have never really gone “small”. One more thing I could try and it would be easier (I thought) than going big.
I did some clay work a while back, working on the doll house… miniature versions of food and household items, and I had a large selection of clay left. I created my own ‘tokens’ and die while watching television. And then I had an idea!
So, here is the Monopoly game I created:
So, you may be wondering: what’s so special? Here is the game in its showcase:
I recreated the entire game to fit within an 8″ square frame. The three tokens (an iron, a thimble and a dog) as well as the houses and hotels and the die were made from bake able clay. I created the rest simply by scanning the items or locating the images online. Many took a little maneuvering to get the right scale and lots of cutting.
There really isn’t a lot to tell, but will instead just show photos. I am including the printables at the bottom of the post.
Working in such a small scale was not easy! I think the hardest item was to create the token pieces (and up close I don’t think they don’t even look exactly right!).
But it was a fun little project to do and I can say I did it!