Tag Archive | Craft

Skating Skirt And Bow – A Short Tutorial Made Longer By My Silly Commentary

Sorry I haven’t been posting. Blah blah blah been busy blah blah blah didn’t have time blah blah blah lots of other stuff going on blah blah blah blah ON TO THE INTERESTING STUFF!

This week is Olympic week. (Because of the Olympics this week.) Yes I know that skating is in the winter Olympics, but today I am going to show you how to make a skirt!DSCN0290[1]                         All you need is cloth, a plate and a marker. The cloth should be stretchy if you don’t want to hem it.          (Because when you try to hem it your mom calls you, you go do the chore you have to, your sister needs help, you help her,  your hamster gets out, you catch it, and by the time you get back to the sewing machine it’s dinnertime and you have to put it away)DSCN0291[1]                         Trace your plate on the cloth. Cut it out. Oh, wait. You need scissors for that. Let me rephrase that. Find scissors, try to cut it out, give up on your terrible scissors and take the time to go get scissors that cut. (Actually just start with good scissors.)DSCN0292[1]                        Fold your circle in quarters. DSCN0293[1]                        Cut the top off, try it on your doll, cut more off if needed. Cry because you cut to much off and don’t have any cloth left, but let your doll wear it anyway. You are done! (Until you realize you weren’t using stretchy cloth and have to hem it.) DSCN0294[1]                        For a bow fold up a rectangle of cloth and tie something around it to keep it in place. (Then you get to figure out how to get in in your doll’s hair!)DSCN0296[1]                          Enjoy! (Or have it get ripped up by your dog as soon as it’s done.)

Toodles!

Lexie

A Super Simple Octopus

DSCN9978[1]                       Today’s craft is a super simple octopus. He is pretty cute, and fast enough to make that you could make one for every one of your dolls. DSCN9974[1]                          All you need is a square of cloth, cotton, hairbands, scissors. DSCN9976[1]                             Fold your square in half, in half again, and in half one more time. Cut a half oval shape on the side without the fold.DSCN9975[1]                            Pinch the middle around some cotton and secure with a hair or rubber band. DSCN9978[1]                          Now you have a cute octopus.

Lexie

Trash Bag Ponchos

This week is……..Water week! I had an outside themed post ready, but it was raining. Before the dolls can play outside in the rain they need ponchos. I came across an idea a few years ago and today I am going to show you how to adjust it for dolls. DSCN9891[1]                Trash bag ponchos! You can do this all kinds of ways, I am showing you just one. DSCN9883[1]                          You will need trash bags, scissors and ribbon. DSCN9884[1]                        Start by cutting the bottom of the bag off, to the length you want. I am using a bag with ties in them so I can gather it.

DSCN9885[1]                              Pull the ties tight and cut the loop in half. DSCN9886[1]                          Slide on your doll. DSCN9887[1]                        Tie a ribbon around her waist. DSCN9888[1]                       For the poncho I am using leftover plastic. DSCN9889[1]                         Cut slits in the top and thread ribbon through it. DSCN9890[1]                          Now you can tie it around her neck. DSCN9891[1]                       And you are finished!

Lexie

How To Make A Blender

Yup, I know that blenders don’t have much to do with baking, but I think this is a cool craft, so I am going to do it.

DSCN8698[1]                     You will need:

Duck tape

Scissors

Cardboard

An empty container with a lid

Glue

Beads and buttons

DSCN8700[1]                         Start by cutting the cardboard to the size you want it. This will be the base. DSCN8701[1]                          Cover it with Duck tape or paint it.     DSCN8702[1]                       Glue a bead to the top for a lid and beads to the sides for handles. Glue beads to the base for buttons.DSCN8704[1]                        Now you have a blender. You can take the top off and put stuff in it.

Lexie

Painting Fireworks

Today is painting fireworks. I have seen this using toilet paper rolls, but I used straws because it is for dolls.

DSCN8696[1]                          You will need straws, something to put paint on, paint, and paper.  Cut the straws into pieces and cut the end in strips. Spread the strips out to look like fireworks. DSCN8697[1]                          Paint fireworks!

Lexie