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I was inspired to make Fairy Tale dioramas after I came across Sybille Adolphi’s delightful book, Making Fairy Tale Scenes.

Just look at such an irresistable Cinderella kitchen scene!

excerpt from Making Fairy Tale Scenes by Sybille Adophi.

I made multiple sets of Cinderella’s. I find it particularly fascinating to make dolls with surprises, such as the topsy turvy dolls that can transform from one look (Cinderella the scullery maid in tatters) into the next one (Cinderella in sacque dress at the ball in Versailles) with a secret movement by the child.

I also enjoy making the little dioramas that go with her. Such as her little bedroom from a box. Fireplaces with “fires”, rustic little broomsticks, aprons, etc little things like that are fun to make for the doll.

Versions of Cinderella

  1. Cinderella’s glamorous family
    1. The step sisters and step mother
  2. Prince Charming
  3. Cinderella’s attic
  4. Cinderella’s kitchen
  5. Cinderella’s Step-Sister’s boudoir
  6. Meeting the Prince in cognito in the woods
  7. Anna’s Cinderella topsy turvy doll
  8. Nunu’s first Cinderella
  9. Katya’s 6th birthday Cinderella
  10. Cinderella’s morning
  11. McKenna’s Cinderella topsy turvy doll


  • Denise

    You are so clever!! Simply beautiful!

    November 27, 2012
  • Dilara

    Cinderella is my favourite character

    December 1, 2012
  • nice.

    January 22, 2013
  • Lyudmila

    This work with Cinderella is cute!

    January 26, 2013
  • How fun and imaginative! My girls would love your ideas! What a great way to promote play!

    December 15, 2013

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