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“This photo shows children learning proper handwashing outside of Savusavu, Fiji, on May 3, 2013. As part of community outreach, I went with the Savusavu Hospital health care team to assist them with health presentations. Malnutrition is a major problem in this village, so while the hospital dietitian taught the women’s group about nutrition and complementary feeding, I took the children to teach about germs and hygiene. We used glitter to represent germs passed through touching, coughing and sneezing. The children had fun washing off the glitter with soap and singing the hand washing song. Their mothers took advantage of some distraction-free time inside the community hall to watch a food demonstration by the hospital dietician, make a healthy menu, and munch on healthy fruits and vegetables.”

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Today the Department of Teeny-tiny Treasures is marveling at this exquisitely detailed miniature food handmade by French artist Stephanie Kilgast, aka PetitPlat. Kilgast uses polymer clay to sculpt 1:12 scale dollhouse miniatures of so many different kinds of fruit, vegetables, bread, and sweets that we wish we could shrink ourselves and play with them inside actual dollhouses.

For 2015 Kilgast decided to challenge herself to sculpt a one miniature fruit, vegetable, or root each day. You can follow her progress here on Tumblr at dailyminiveggie​.

Visit the PetitPlat website or Instagram feed for many more photos of Stephanie Kilgasts incredibly wee creations. She also shares tutorials and behind-the-scenes photos like this:

[via Design Taxi]