Mums share their clever ideas to utilise all those Coles Little Shop collectables.

You may recall this clever idea from Teach Make Create mumma’s last year when they shared some AMAZING ideas for play with the Coles Little Shop mini toys.

Check out some of their clever creations below:



Even a dog kennel!


We have found a couple of other great ideas you will love including jewellery, magnets, keyrings and more:

coles little shop

coles mini

Via Pinterest

coles mini case

Via pinterest

mini trolley

 Via Pinterest (We believe you can get these cute trolleys at Kmart)

coles little shop

Via Pinterest

Jewellery designer, Jemima Moore, came up with a way to work the Coles Little Shop mini collectables into her wardrobe. Cool idea!


Ideal for Barbie and doll houses too!

People have also been getting excited about how handy these mini items will be when Elf on the Shelf comes back to visit in December. Stay tuned for that one!

Main image and story via Teach Make Create on Instagram, check out more of their amazing craft ideas HERE or on their blog

Share your clever ideas below.

  • I don’t really have any clever ideas with them. I’m putting my collectables in the case. great ideas though!


  • So many cute ideas. Not overly taken with the earrings though…lol


  • what a great idea especially the jewellery at least they are not destined to landfill – thanks for sharing these creative ideas – I might just have to start collecting and make my own Nutella earrings!


  • Such great ideas in here. I can’t wait to make little themed dioramas. Such a great family art project.


  • I don’t like the earrings ;-) but beside that there is a lot of creativity going on!! :-)


  • Some of these are cute but some are abit extreme chicken noodle earrings my lord lol


  • So cute! The Coles little shops are more sized for Barbie then the kids. They are super miniature


  • Haha these are great! Might have a crack at a few tomorrow. At the moment my boys make ‘soup’ out of all the groceries in their little play kitchen, toilet cleaner included ????


  • Fantastic. So for all the whingers and nay sayers, perhaps put your energy into the positives. I read that Aged Care places are requesting them for activities, and I thought they’d be great for pre-schoolers to use in the areas where they normally role-play eg. kitchen areas, etc. I’ll be donating mine somewhere useful.


  • These Coles mini displays look awesome! Terrific use of boxes, cardboard and Coles minis. Creative and clever ideas for non expensive play.


  • Very cute ! This is what my 14 yr old daughter does. Since Kindy or so, she’s always busy with creative creations from cardboard boxes. I love it, only the mess…


  • Very cute and clever ideas for the mini shops


  • Some of these make great use of empty cartons by recycling them to give children hours of fun

    • Good for teaching kids to reuse, recycle and repurpose.


  • These are great ideas and fairly easy to do as well :)


  • I love the little play sets. Eg laundry, bathroom, family dogs so cool.


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