Karen here with a fun Make It Monday Craft, A Life Jacket you can make for your dolls.
To make your own you will need.
-A Padded Mailing envelope (10 inches at least)
-A Velcro Dot
Step 1- Gather all your supplies and lay your envelope flat. Place your doll on top of the envelope with her neck at the sealed end. Trace her body on the envelope, under her arms and mark where her neck is. Draw a straight line down the center of the envelope at the next line as shown in the photo above.
Step 2- Move your doll and connect the lines you have made so that they resemble a vest. Carefully cut the arms out from the bottom to the top, then cut out the neck. I traced my doll so that the vest will be waist length. Cut straight across the evenlope to create the length of the life jacket.
Step 3- Use your scissors and cut up that center line, be sure to only cut one layer.
Your vest is now ready to try on your doll.
Step 4- Place the vest on your doll and use your eyes to see where you would like to attach the velcro dot. Remove the backing and place on sticky side down and then place the other dot on top and press the top of the vest into place.
Step 5- Use your marker to draw on buckles and a badge.
Now your Dolly Life Vest Is Ready to play with!
***Please note to do not ever really put your doll in the water unless her body is full plastic. It can wreck your doll. This is a pretend life vest and will not save your doll from the water.
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Craft and I will be back with more doll play craft ideas soon~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
Karen here and today I wanted to show you a fun and easy way to make a pail for your dolls to take to the beach.
To make your own you will need:
-A Small Plastic Cup
-A Nail or a Pin
Step 1- Gather all your supplies.
Step 2- Twist two pipe cleaners together as shown in the photos above to create the handle. Bend it in half and use scissors at the bend to create 2 handles.
Step 3- Use a push pin to make two holes in the side of your cup on either side.
Step 4- Feed the ends of your pipe cleaner through the hold and bend the pipe cleaners outwards to hold the pail handle in place.
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Craft I look forward to sharing more craft ideas with you soon!
~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
Today I wanted to share with you a easy way to make your dolls a sturdy beach tote! This weekend was the unofficial start of summer and with that comes bathing suit and beach weather!
To make your own beach tote you are going to need:
Step 1- assemble all your supplies. Cut out your bag pattern from the fun foam. This will give it structure when you cover it with the tape.
Step 2- Cut two rectangles 4 inches by 2 inches these are the sides of your bag
Step 3 - Cut 2 rectangles that are 2 inches by 1 3/4 inches wide, these are the short sides.
Step 4- Cut 1 rectangle that is 4 inches by 1 3/4 for the bottom
Step 5- Use your tape to assemble your bag, adding more a tape along the bottom edges and sides as you go.
Step 6- Create handles with 2, 6 inch long pieces of duck tape, fold one long edge into the center of the tape and repeat with the other long edge, repeat on the other piece.
Step 7- Fold and tape your handles into place and line the inside of your beach bag with more of the tape.
Step 8- Fill with your dolls beach needs, I used a doll sized towel, sunglasses and camera.