Published On: Tue, Jul 7th, 2015

How to Make a Shopkins Stand – sure to delight the smallest Shopkin fan

Does your child have all those Shopkins in a plastic container, basket or all over the house? With 5 million Shopkins made each week, our house has certainly contributed to the success of these tiny toys and claimed some of those millions.

To create a little Shopkins organisation, we have designed a Shopkins stand that will make the smallest of a Shopkin fan drool.

IMG_2836What you will need:

  • a variety of wrapping paper, the thicker the better for strength and durability
  • scissors, sticky tape and a Stanley knife
  • strofoam pieces
  • glue (I used acid free Tacky Craft Glue as it must be styrofoam friendly)
  • access to a printer and the Shopkins website to get your character pictures
  • 2 short coloured pencils to match the colours in the wrapping papers you choose
  • a see through ruler and pencil

What to do:
1. Get your styrofoam and cut a piece 45x45cm. Then to create your pyramid layers, cut the rest of your styrofoam pieces with the Stanley knife, cutting 3.3cm in further with each later on only three sides. (The back of your pyramid is not staired) Repeat this until you get the amount of layers you wish. For me I wanted to create 6 layers for the Shopkins to sit on so I could include all season 2.

2. Once all your styrofoam is cut and your pyramid complete, wrap each piece in thick, high quality wrapping paper.

3. Now reconstruct your pyramid and glue the bases into place ensuring that the edges where the wrapping paper is folded are to the sides of the pyramid for aesthetics. Let dry. Remember the back of the pyramid is NOT staired.

4. Now it’s time to cut out your Shopkin pictures. To get these go to www.shopkins.com and click on “My Shopkins List”. This will take you to a page where you can select the season you want and has a print option for each page. You will need to click on the “next” button to print each page in order, as I found if you skip pages and simply click on page 8, it will only show you page one. It’s a bug.

5. When you have printed them all, it’s time to cut. I found using the width of a clear ruler (3.1cm) to measure where I should cut worked extremely well allowing me to be sure I didn’t cut the pictures and that I got the exact same size strips.

6. BEFORE you glue them into place, put them onto your pyramid to ensure you are happy with the placing. Once happy start gluing.

7. For the sign, take your two short coloured pencils and push them into the top styrofoam later with the flat part of the pencil at the top. To make the sign I photocopied the logo from a Shopkins pack we had purchased. Get the kids to make their own for that individual touch.

8. Place all those Shopkins on!

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  1. Carla Bee says:

    It looks fantastic…and I love the assortment of wrapping paper you used!

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