If you are making miniature dishes of
different sizes and wonder just how big a dinner plate should be check out
Jim Collin's mini printable site.
For example: Let's say you're needing to make
plates in 1/2 inch scale, that's one half inch in miniature equals one foot
in real life.
This is Jim Collin's 1/2in scale printable
page. Scroll down and see the pick-nick paper plate print out. Use that as a
He has printables in a number of different
1 Inch (1:12)
½ Inch (1:24)
¼ Inch (1:48)
Ok, let's take this a step further. Look for
his pizza boxes, Chinese
take out boxes,
cake boxes. Copy those pages and in a graphics program you can customize
those boxes and put miniature things inside.
For example: I had a bunch of miniature
cheese burgers with fries to hand out as gifts. I took a cake box printable
and took digital photos of the cheese burger and fries and put it on the
cake box. Then I printed them out and used them to house my mini gifts.
Let me see if I have a picture of an
example... Ah, the first African Chop mirror images on mini cake boxes,
lined with candy foil...whew.
But you can put any picture on these mini
cake and pizza boxes. You can design your own Chinese restaurant logo for
your take out boxes.
Also...dig this, you can use the Chinese take out box printable and use it as a template on a clay sheet: