printable wagashi

Hina Matsuri is approaching faster than I want again this year! Last year, I had the best of intentions to make some hishimochi out of clay for my dollies. That clay is still sitting in the wrappers in the clay drawer but hey, at least I bought it (one step closer).

I wanted the dollies to have something for Friday so I started thinking about what I could do with the time I have between now and then and it hit me … do a printable!

WARNING: This printable is a full out craft.

I used white cardstock. I recommend using a thick paper or cardstock. You could also draw these shapes and colors out for yourself if you don’t have a printer.

The first printable is for hishimochi, a traditional tri-colored rice flour dessert for hina matsuri. To make them, use the printable pdf at the end of this post and follow these instructions. Cut where blue lines are in sample. Soft fold (lightly crease with fingers, do not press the folds) the tri colored sides and pink tabs so you have what is basically a box top with the pink section. Continue soft folding the tri colored sides around the pink tabs taping or gluing as you go around. Tuck the extra tri colored sides into the alternate side and secure (with tape or glue). Enjoy!

I did try these as boxes instead of open bottomed and they look sloppier. You can try it for yourself by leaving an equal amount of white to the pink under the lower striped piece if you want, just be sure to give yourself a tab(s) to secure the bottom.

The second printable is for suama, another rice based mochi dessert. This is not for the mildly skilled or easily frustrated. I’m sorry about that. I encourage you to try it but not beat yourself up if it’s not for you.

See, it already looks complicated, doesn’t it? This one is both incredibly simple and awesomely frustrating. The first thing you want to do it cut out each shape with lots of space around it remaining. Before you start trimming the piece, you need to make two hard creased folds (shown in red). (Note: This is not obviously easy. I had to practice. Print out a few extra for yourself just in case. Once you’ve got it – you’ve got it. The first one can be a doozy! Stay with it and you’ll be fine).

Next, cut around the entire outside of the shape starting with the curves. You need to cut the “inside” sides of the curves to continue all the way to your fold lines on their respective sides. Then you can cut the straight outer sides and lop off the extra pink end left as a folding guideline. (The photo does not show the curves cut first but trust me, do it that way).

Fold at both ends of the curves to create the curved parts as the “face” sides of your treat (shown in yellow, do not fold any of the curved part that has become like a tab).  On either side of your folds, you now have a skinny tab (indicated here on one side by the green bracket). You need to fringe that so it will tuck in when you bend it around the curved tabs. Straight cuts to the fold work but I found that tiny triangles worked better because of the limited space. Do whatever works for you!

Next, flatten out the fringe and roll the piece between your fringe around the curved tabs. (I could not take a photo and hold the piece but I found it worked best to use both hands to create a gentle curve by smoothing the paper over my thumb).  You will have extra paper and that’s ok. I tried this multiple times and depending on how you cut, this piece is not going to always be the same length so you intentionally have extra! Fold the extra bit while you have things marked and cut it off. You’re now ready to assemble your treat.

Fold the fringe all in, wrap it so the curved tabs are OUTSIDE this time and secure the bottom to the piece you have curved around (with either tape or glue making sure to hold your piece if you are using something that has drying time!). To secure the curved tabs to the fringe, you can use glue or I found that a single long skinny piece of tape (I used regular old Scotch tape in a strip that I cut to eliminate the texture from the tape dispenser’s edge as well as cutting in half widthwise) over the top only secures the entire piece. (Note: if you have too much extra “face” pieces, you can trim them with a scissor).

Here are my sequential attempts (front to back). I started out with a fading design but it didn’t look as good so I ultimately just switched to a solid color.

If I haven’t totally lost you, here’s the pdf.

Printable Wagashi for Hinamatsuri

(Wagashi are Japanese confections. Mochi are made with rice flour.)

Harry Potter and the Wizardly World for Dollings

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Do your dollies love Harry Potter too? How about some chocolate frogs to celebrate? The above image is a snip from the Harry Potter Paraphernalia blog. Find the original and others here: http://harrypotterparaphernalia.blogspot.com/2012/01/chocolate-frogs-box-template.html

More Harry Potter fun!

(Book of) The Care of Magical Creatures http://www.americangirlideas.com/harry-potter-book-%E2%80%A2-the-care-of-magical-creatures/
Book of Monsters http://www.americangirlideas.com/how-to-make-the-monster-book-of-monsters/
Book of Spells http://www.americangirlideas.com/american-girl-book-of-spells/
Broom (Nimbus 2000) http://www.americangirlideas.com/how-to-make-american-girl-harry-potter-brooms/
Chocolate Frogs Box (Harry Potter) http://harrypotterparaphernalia.blogspot.com/2012/01/chocolate-frogs-box-template.html
Harry Potter books http://www.americangirlideas.com/harry-potter-book-set-%E2%80%A2-printables/
Harry Potter Robe http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2013/05/harry-potter-robe-for-american-girl-doll.html
Harry Potter Skirt http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2013/05/harry-potter-skirt-for-american-girl.html
Hogwarts Letter http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2013/04/harry-potter-letter-for-american-girl.html
Marauder’s Map http://harrypotterparaphernalia.blogspot.com/2012/07/marauders-map-inside-and-outside.html
Potion Bottle Labels http://www.doll-it-up.com/mini-potion-bottles-with-a-printable-label/
Quidditch Set http://www.americangirlideas.com/how-to-make-an-american-girl-quidditch-set/
Scarf – Hogwarts House Scarf https://sewingkitblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/free-doll-hogwarts-scarf-pattern/
Wands http://www.americangirlideas.com/american-girl-harry-potter-wands/
Wizard Wand http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2013/04/harry-potter-wand-for-american-girl-doll.html

Kanani Akina, Girl of the Year

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The beautiful and high sought after Girl of the Year Kanani Akina doll still thrills collectors and young girls alike. Mostly known for her Shave Ice Stand, crafts  and patterns for Lea Clark will also work well for Kanani (those posted last week here).

Here’s what I have for Kanani crafts:

Boogie Board http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-doll-surfboard-boogie-board/
Coconut Drink http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-coconut-drinks/
Shave Ice Stand http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/08/diy-kananis-shaved-ice-stand.html
Shave Ice Stand http://www.americangirlideas.com/how-to-make-kananis-shave-ice-stand-2/
Shave Ice Stand Printables http://www.americangirlideas.com/kananis-shave-ice-stand-printables/

Read up on Kanani:

AG Playthings Kanani http://agplaythings.com/LEDolls/Kanani/Kanani.html
American Girl Wiki: Kanani Akina http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Kanani
Dollation: Kanini Akina http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/kanani-akina

Grace Thomas, Girl of the Year

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Did you get Grace in 2015? Still love those freckles?

Here are some things to make with Grace:

Croissants (felt or foam) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/01/diy-french-bakery-food.html
Bakery Fridge http://www.americangirlideas.com/make-graces-bakery-refrigerator/
Bakery Business Cards http://funwithagfan.blogspot.com/2015/01/graces-bakery-business-cards-printable.html
La Patisserie Menu http://funwithagfan.blogspot.com/2015/01/graces-bakery-menu-printable.html
Macaron Box http://appalachianheritagesoaps.com/icanfly/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/macaron_box.pdf
Pastry Bags http://www.americangirlideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/La-Patisserie-Bags-Printable.pdf
Pastry Boxes http://www.americangirlideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Complete-Bakery-Box-Set.pdf
Bakery Shelf http://www.americangirlideas.com/graces-bakery-shelf-%E2%80%A2-diy/
French Bakery http://agdollplay.blogspot.com/2015/01/creating-french-bakery-of-our-own.html
Grace’s Bakery http://www.americangirlideas.com/make-graces-bakery/
Grace’s Bouquet http://appalachianheritagesoaps.com/icanfly/2015/01/08/diy-graces-bouquet/
Grace’s Postcards http://appalachianheritagesoaps.com/icanfly/2015/01/29/free-printable-graces-postcards/
La Patisserie http://smalldollsinabigworld.com/la-patisserie-making-graces-bakery/
Cookie – Macarons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erolb8gLx58
Cookie – Macarons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DqyauU2yr0
Cookie – Macarons http://www.americangirlideas.com/how-to-make-american-girl-macarons/
Cookie – Macarons (felt) http://www.americangirlfan.com/2015/01/american-girl-doll-recipe-craft-make-felt-french-macarons-girl-of-the-year.html
Grace’s Bouquet http://appalachianheritagesoaps.com/icanfly/2015/01/08/diy-graces-bouquet/

More on Grace:

American Girl Wiki: Grace http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Grace_Thomas
Dollation: Grace Thomas http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/grace-thomas

Felicity Merriman, American Girl

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Tea anyone? We love the treats for Felicity (and everyone else!) featured on A Peek into the Pantry. Once you finish cooking, check out these fun crafts.

Felicity’s Shrewbury Cake recipe http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2013/11/freebies-printables.html?m=1#comment-form
Colonial Straw Hat http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-make-colonial-straw-hats-week-1.html
Mob Cap (crochet) http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/87446-%E2%80%9Csay-goodnight-gracie%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%93-nightgown-for-18-inch-doll/#entry1480353
Mob Cap (paper) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-make-colonial-mob-cap-week-1.html
Placemat – Colonial Stenciled Placemats http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-make-colonial-stenciled-place.html
Preserves in a Jar http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-make-preserves-in-jar-week-1.html
Cookie – Felicity’s Tea Cakes Tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg03PSd_iTM
Felicity’s Travel Trunk (doll sized) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2013/11/htm-felicitys-travel-trunk.html

More on Felicity:

Making History: We Are The Felicity Generation http://makinghistorynow.com/2016/01/we-are-the-felicity-generation/
AG Playthings: Felicity http://www.agplaythings.com/Historicals/Felicity/Felicity1774.html
American Girl Wiki: Felicity http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Felicity_Merriman
Curt Danhauser: Felicity http://curtdanhauser.com/AG_Collecting/Fel.html
Dollation: Felicity Merriman http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/felicity-merriman

Addy Walker, American Girl

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Addy is a true American Girl with hopes and dreams that transcend her lot…we love that! She is also one of my favorite AG characters.

Here are some great crafts for your Addy or other dolls.

Braided Rug http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-7-braided-rug-addy-and-kirsten-craft.html
Pot Bellied Stove http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/06/make-pot-belly-stove-addy-home-from-ag.html
Addy’s Lunch http://dolldiaries.com/doll-craft-addys-lunch-2/
Addy’s Tin Pail (lunch pail) http://www.doll-it-up.com/addys-tin-pail/
Addy’s Emancipation Scroll http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2013/11/freebies-printables.html?m=1#comment-form
Addy’s Union Reader back https://picasaweb.google.com/103325820776565607368/AGScans?authkey=CuiB4KeENrg#5631873830698634674
Addy’s Union Reader front https://picasaweb.google.com/103325820776565607368/AGScans?authkey=CuiB4KeENrg#5631873738441407218
Bean Doll http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-make-bean-doll-week-3.html
Addy’s Bandbox http://adaylateadollshort.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/addys-bandbox/
AG doll’s cloth dolls of their own http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-10-make-your-dolls-doll-of-their-own.html

Reading is fun too! More on Addy (including some great activities at the museum)…

National Museum: Meet Addy Walker http://americanhistory.si.edu/press/fact-sheets/meet-addy-walker-american-girl
AG Playthings: Addy http://www.agplaythings.com/historicals/Addy/Addy1864.html
Curt Danhauser: Addy http://curtdanhauser.com/AG_Collecting/Addy.html
Dollation: Addy Walker  http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/addy-walker
Paris Review: Addy Walker, American Girl http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/05/28/addy-walker-american-girl/
Lissie and Lilly: Addy Comparisons http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2014/08/beforever-addy-vs-original-old-addy.html
I Secretly Hated My “Addy” American Girl Doll http://www.xojane.com/issues/i-secretly-hated-my-addy-american-girl-doll

Julie Albright, American Girl

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Child of the 70’s, Julie Albright offers many collectors a chance to relive their childhood. Expertly marketed for a generation old enough to have their own little girls but young enough to have their own pocketbooks…Julie is the ultimate blond girl of the 70’s.

Make her something she might have made for you:

I Love the 70’s printable fun http://dolldiaries.com/70s-party-fun-with-a-printable/
Jeans Pocket Purse http://dolldiaries.com/groovy-jean-pocket-purses-for-dolls/
Julie’s Bed http://www.americangirlideas.com/how-to-make-julies-bed/
Julie’s Bedding http://www.americangirlideas.com/julies-bedding-%E2%80%A2-american-girl/
Pom Pom Owl Craft for dolls http://dolldiaries.com/pom-pom-owl-craft-for-your-dolls/
70’s Dining Set http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2015/11/htm-70s-furniture-mini-julie.html
LP Records http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-make-lp-records-julie-ivy.html
Julie’s Egg Chair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCN4MNLj5Q
Julie’s Egg Chair (part 1) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/02/diy-julie-albrights-egg-chair-tutorial.html
Julie’s Egg Chair (part 2) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/02/diy-julie-albrights-egg-chair-tutorial_4.html
Julie’s Egg Chair (part 3) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2015/02/diy-julie-albrights-egg-chair-tutorial_5.html

More on Julie:

AG Playthings: Julie http://www.agplaythings.com/Historicals/Julie/Julie1974.html
American Girl Wiki: Julie http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Julie_Albright
Curt Danhauser: Julie http://curtdanhauser.com/AG_Collecting/Jul.html
Dollation: Julie Albright http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/julie-albright

Kaya’aton’my, American Girl

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Chronologically the first American Girl, Kaya’aton’my, referred to as just Kaya, lived in a wild and free world little girls still dream of…as they should.

Here are some great crafts for a party or on your own:

Kaya’s Bedroll http://www.sophiassundries.com/2013/11/diy-kayas-bedroll.html
Native American Bedding http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2012/12/native-indian-bedding-for-american-girl.html
Tipi http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2013/01/native-indian-tipi-for-american-girl.html
Woven Basket http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-6-weave-basket-kaya-josefina.html
Paper Bead Necklace http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/09/day-2-colorful-paper-bead-necklace-kaya.html
Rustic American Girl Doll Birthday Party http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Rustic-American-Girl-Doll-Birthday-Party-38500416?stream_view=1#photo-38500466
Moccasins http://myagdollcraft.blogspot.com/2012/12/native-indian-dress-and-moccasins-for.html
Moccasins http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-4-make-mocassins-kaya.html
Stuffed Pony Friend http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-3-make-pony-kaya.html

More on Kaya:

AG Playthings: Kaya http://www.agplaythings.com/Historicals/Kaya/Kaya1764.html
American Girl Wiki: Kaya’aton’my http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Kaya%27aton%27my
Curt Danhauser: Kaya http://curtdanhauser.com/AG_Collecting/Kaya.html
Dollation: Kaya’aton’my http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/kayaatonmy

Samantha Parkington, American Girl

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One the original American Girls, Samantha has seen a lot of changes over the years. Fans everywhere still love her fancy world. Her original clothing patterns can be found on agplaythings here: http://www.agplaythings.com/ag%20patterns/dolldresspatterns.html

What do you want to try and make at home?

Bridesmaid Bouquet http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthaa-bridesmaid-bouquet.html
Lace Fan http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-lace-fans-for-samantha.html
Purse http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-purse-and-hat.html
Samantha’s BeForever Bed DIY http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/11/diy-samanthas-white-beforever-bed-photos.html
Samantha’s Eyelet Bedding http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-mini-samanthas-bedding.html
Hat and Muff http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-elegant-hat-muff.html
Tam (Sailor Hat) http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-tam-sailor-hat.html
Wide Brim Hat http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2013/06/htm-wide-brim-hat-for-mini-dolls.html
Embroidery Sampler Pillow http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-embroidery-sampler-pillow.html
Lydia’s Sketchbook http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samantha-sketchbook.html
Samantha’s Books http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-books.html
Samantha’s Bird Watching Cards http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2013/11/freebies-printables.html?m=1#comment-form
Samantha’s Composition Book back https://picasaweb.google.com/103325820776565607368/AGScans?authkey=CuiB4KeENrg#5631891839394775522
Samantha’s Composition Book front https://picasaweb.google.com/103325820776565607368/AGScans?authkey=CuiB4KeENrg#5631891771041585170
Ice Cream Parlor (Samantha’s) by Amanda http://www.americangirlideas.com/samanthas-ice-cream-parlor/
Ice Cream Parlor (Samantha’s) by Kara http://www.americangirlideas.com/brag/diy-samanthas-ice-cream-parlor/
Ice Cream Parlor (Tyson’s) http://livingadollslife.blogspot.com/2014/09/diy-samanthas-ice-cream-parlor-how-to.html
Butterfly Net http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-butterfly-net.html
Samantha’s Teddy Bear http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-teddy-bear.html
Wooden Toy Soldier http://snickerdoodlestreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/make-samanthas-wooden-soldier-nutcracker.html
Samantha’s Paper Dolls https://picasaweb.google.com/103325820776565607368/AGScans?authkey=CuiB4KeENrg#5178396562135179106
Samantha’s Princess Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbF411yhb7o

More on Samantha:

AG Playthings: Samantha http://www.agplaythings.com/Historicals/Samantha/Samantha1904.html
American Girl Wiki: Samantha http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Samantha_Parkington
Curt Danhauser: Samantha http://curtdanhauser.com/AG_Collecting/Sam.html
Dollation: Samantha Parkington http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/samantha-parkington

Lea Clark, Girl of the Year

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Lea! Our Girl of the Year for 2016! She has inspired so many cool crafts. You can take almost any dress or pajama pattern, use a colorful mini print fabric and add to your homemade Lea collection.

Here’s more Lea fun:

Boogie Board http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-doll-surfboard-boogie-board/
Brazilian-Style Grill http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-leas-brazilian-style-grill/
Coconut Drink http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-coconut-drinks/
Fruit Stand http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-lea-clarks-fruit-stand-foam-board/
National Geographic Magazine (Sloths) http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-national-geographic-passport/
Luggage http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-doll-luggage-craft/
Passport  – Lea’s http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-american-girl-national-geographic-passport/
Rainforest House http://www.americangirlideas.com/diy-leas-rainforest-house/

More on Lea:

Toy Box Philosopher: Lea http://www.toyboxphilosopher.com/2016/01/american-girls-lea-clark-sloth-and.html
American Girl Wiki: Lea http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Lea_Clark
Dollation: Lea Clark http://dollation.com/dollipedia/character/lea-clark