Doll Play Ideas Craft Page 2016-11-04T11:54:06-05:00

Doll Play Ideas Craft Page
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If you’ve seen our Doll Play Ideas post, here is where our crafts are for it. I realize now, years later and updating this post, that they wereย a little lame… but I hope you enjoy anyway. ๐Ÿ˜›

Craft #1 –ย Lip Balm

imageYou’ll need glue (not shown) an empty toilet paper roll, scissors, a paint brush, paint, a really thick and sturdy straw (with a parents’ permission to cut it) a ruler, and some newspapers or anything to cover your work area and to protect it from paint. Be sure to ask a parent before doing this, ’cause it can get pretty messy!

IMG_3818Measure with your ruler and mark how long you’d like your doll lip balm to be. I’d like mine an inch and a half. ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_3819Cut your straw approximately on your mark.

IMG_3820Now cut a small square of your paper towel roll.

IMG_3822Put a dab of glue in the middle.

IMG_3823You might put some on the bottom of your straw, too.

IMG_3824Firmly place your straw onto the glue-y cardboard and wait for it to dry. Depending on which type of glue you use, it really does vary on how long it takes to dry. My Elmersยฎ Clear School Glue takes about a few hours to overnight to dry completely.

IMG_3825Well…now, we wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

* * * * * * *

IMG_3841Well, it’s been a few hours and the glue is almost dry. While I wait, I work on the lid for my doll lip balm. should fit loosely around your straw, easy to pop on and off.

IMG_3843Okay, now we take the ends and glue them together!

IMG_3845Nope, the glue won’t bring these together. It’s too tight. Time to re-measure and make sure there’s room for something to fasten the two ends together while the glue is still wet and until it dries.

IMG_3846There we go, that’s better. I snapped a hair barrette onto it (don’t worry, I never use it for my hair – just for craft purposes! :)) to fasten them together until the glue dries.


IMG_3847Aha! The glue has dried! NOTE – don’t put a piece of cardboard on the top of your straw. The lid won’t fit on even after you’ve trimmed it. I learned that when it came time to put the lid on. I pulled the paper towel roll cardboard off (lousy glue) and made a smaller circle piece to fit just inside there!

IMG_3851Well, trim your piece of cardboard..

IMG_3852Ta-da! We’ve got the gist of it now! (minus the top piece of cardboard…)IMG_3854Now get out your paint! I chose a pretty pink because this lip balm will be strawberry-flavored!

IMG_3855First, I take my barrette off the lid and pull off the remain excess dried glue, then I paint the lid.

IMG_3856Ready to dry!

IMG_3857Paint your lip balm base and let it dry, too! (Finally pulled the top cardboard off)

IMG_3858I cut a tiny circle of paper towel roll cardboard for the actual lip balm.

IMG_3859Tada! Now the lid will fit over it nicely, and it won’t look so…hollow..otherwise, how would your doll put the “lip balm” on her lips? ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_3860Do the same for your lid!

IMG_3861After the glue dried, I’m painting the lid now.

IMG_3862Ready to dry!

After you’re done painting, take care of your paint brush and wash the paint off in the sink.

IMG_3863Yay! The paint is dry now! The lid is on,

IMG_3865And whenever you doll needs to use it, pop off the lid and there is your chapstick/lip balm!

Craft #2 – Folder

IMG_3830Start with any color construction paper you’d like. You’ll also need a ruler, scissors, and a pen, chalk, or pencil – anything to mark with.

IMG_3831You might trim some off and fold over to make sure this is how you want it to look, but imagine the bottom half gone.

IMG_3833Measure about three inches from the bottom up. (remember – your construction paper should be SIDEWAYS!)

IMG_3834Now fold! ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_3836Glue at the ends.

IMG_3837I cut mine slanted to give it more of a “folder” look.

IMG_3839Fold it over (ahh! mine tore at the top :() and decorate your dolls name!

IMG_3840Fold it open and slip your doll’s school papers in them. Ahh, better study that good, Molly! There’s a quiz on Friday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Craft #3 – Laptop

IMG_3866Start with some thin cardboard. You’ll need scissors, glue, a ruler, and something to mark with.

IMG_3867Just measure how long and wide you’d like both the screen and keyboard to be. I made mine six inches tall and then cut it out and then kept trimming it until I was satisfied.

IMG_3869IMG_3870Lookin’ good!

IMG_3871You could print out a web page to put on your doll’s screen, but since my printer only prints black-and-white (how weird would that look on a colorful website, like AG?) I made one instead.

IMG_3872While we’re waiting for that to dry..

IMG_3873…cut out your keyboard and two thin strips of cardboard.

IMG_3874With the help of my mom, we found an image of a keyboard that was perfect! I sized it down a bit and printed it, cut it out, then glued it!

IMG_3875Then I made a little mouse.

IMG_3876While those dry, ben your cardboard strip like this.

IMG_3877Put some glue on one end. and paste it onto the bottom of your keyboard.

IMG_3882Repeat with the other strip, put glue on the other ends, and paste the screen onto them.

IMG_3883Waiting for it to dry….

IMG_3910Yay! A few hours past and it’s all dry! Now, when your doll is not using it, she can close it like this and put it away.

IMG_3911And when her chores and school is all done, she’s ready to flip it open and play again! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    Grace Ag Lover January 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    This is super cute!! Can’t wait for more crafts!!!!! : )

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    Anonymous A. January 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Can you make a doll store?

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    Makenzie January 16, 2014 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh I thought of the folder idea long before i read this! XD

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    Katie Mitchell January 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Those are so cute! I will try to make some of them this weekend.

  5. Molly and Madison
    Molly and Madison February 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you for commenting everybody! (and sorry I didn’t notice this quicker!)
    Anonymous A. – I don’t get what you mean. Like a store where dolls shop at? I’ve made that two times – in my Black Friday Shopping AGSM and the Molly Goes Shopping AGSM. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Grace AG Lover February 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      When are you posting more? I would love to make a target or walmart. Hang up the clothes and make a coffee shop. Use the doll boxes ( slash beds) and stack them on top of each other to make shelves. I might do that and send pictures to Agfan…

      • Molly and Madison
        Molly and Madison May 25, 2014 at 10:40 am - Reply

        This is just it. Just three crafts related to the Doll Play Ideas page, sorry : ( ๐Ÿ™‚
        That sounds cool, you should do it!

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      Daisymermaid March 21, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

      The Black Friday -sopping- AGSM?

      • Molly and Madison
        Molly and Madison March 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

        Where do you see that?

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          Daisymermaid March 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

          ^^^^^up there^^^^^

          • Molly and Madison
            Molly and Madison March 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

            Oh, thanks, I found it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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            Daisymermaid March 24, 2016 at 11:04 pm - Reply

            Sorry that I keep correcting your typos and misspellings. I just can’t stand them! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Molly and Madison
              Molly and Madison March 25, 2016 at 3:57 pm - Reply

              That’s okay! I can’t stand it when I see typos, either. Even when I proofread a tpyo or two might sneak out anyways! LOLOL!

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    Anonymous October 18, 2014 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Hi mad yyyyy this is Sophie from home tx love you and miss you

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    Maggie December 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Hello! Your website is so awesome! I love the lip balm craft! I think you might like my website that I made with my sister, Alexa.

    Thanks for the awesome posts to read!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison December 19, 2014 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Aw, thank you, Maggie! I’ll try to check out your website as soon as possible. Thanks for commenting, you’re so sweet!

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    AnonymousA January 28, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Love the laptop!

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    Anonymous February 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Im Aviona I LoveAmerican Girl Dolls I Just Got One Two Days Ago So Bye

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 17, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Hello, Aviona! Welcome to the world of AG dolls. Congratulations on getting a doll, that’s awesome!

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    Magenta February 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Luuuuuuurve the laptop!

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    Emily April 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Cool craft ideas especially the laptop. I used to have a wooden laptop for my dolls but then my dog chewed it up so I should make this. I made a dance studio for my dolls a few months ago. This Christmas my uncle made a doll ice skating rink for me with a scenery for it and a lodge for my dolls. I love making crafts for my dolls. Maybe I should add a craft thing on my American girl doll website.

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you! And oh my… Did your dog eat any of it lol? Hope he was ok!
      Ooh, a dance studio! That sounds really neat!
      Oh wow a skating rink! Your uncle is really nice! I love crafting too… Do you sew? Sewing is really fun. I have an old sewing machine my Aunt Aunette gave me, and sew stuff all the time for my dolls!
      That’s a good idea. You could post the crafts you like to do for your dolls!

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        Emily May 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm - Reply

        Sorry I am replying to you late. I made a doll craft thing on my website. So far I have done how to make play doh food for you doll and how to make a dance studio for your dolls. I also use my studio for gymnastics. I have McKenna GOTY 2012 who does gymnastics.
        Making a studio for your doll is actually really easy. I will tell you how to do it. You will need two AG doll boxes. Then what I did was hang up a dance poster that I made in it. I also put in a chair. Then I put a pencil between the top of one of the boxes. I used doll hangers to put up dance clothes. I put the hangers up on the pencil. I put a sticky note on the pencil that said dance competition tomorrow. I have a doll shelf and I put it in one of the boxes. On top of the shelf is a doll tv I made. On the outside of one of the boxes I taped a pencil for a dance bar. I might get a mirror and hang it up above the dance bar.

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    Jenna September 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    can you make grace someing

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    Daisymermaid February 14, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I have a cool idea for making a doll fireplace. You get one of those Quaker oats granola bar boxes (or something about the same size. I’d measure one but I can’t find the ruler) and cut out a hole (leaving in the bottom) that’s about five by six inches. Paint the box or tape/glue colored paper over it (don’t cover up the hole!) to make a fire color/paint or print out flames and glue them to the bottom of the hole. You can drive nails in to hang stockings on for Christmas

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison February 17, 2016 at 10:56 am - Reply

      That’s a really good idea! I made a fire place too, but not as detailed. It looked a little skimpy. LOL!

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    Chloe April 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Hi! Great blog!! You are really good thihnking up posts to do! I have a blog too!
    Please check it out! Thanks! Liked your Lip Balm tutorial! You could also use a mini hot glue stick so that you don’t have to glue on cardboard. Thats what I’d of done! Great idea though!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Chloe! I’ll visit your blog really soon (I have to ask permission before going to a new site). Yeah, a hot glue stick probably would’ve worked better, LOL!
      Thanks for commenting! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Chloe April 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    No prob! I love your mission to tell others about Christ!! Makes me happy that others out there really want to tell others about Christ!! Thank you for that!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison April 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Chloe! I can’t help but tell others about Jesus – He is so amazing!

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        Chloe April 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

        I totally know how you feel! What’s even more cool is that we are sisters! In Christ!! YAY!!!

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison April 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

          Yes, isn’t that awesome?! Whever my friends and I go to places together, sometimes people ask if we are sisters. And we always answer yes, and then add, “In Christ!” Which proceeds in making us all laugh because usually nobody else understands that! ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Chloe April 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Oh that is so funny! That is a great idea! And is so true!!!

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    Mercury Vivian Eliza December 9, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I think I invented a new doll computer design: It’s pretty much the same thing but instead of gluing the screen on, I used a glue stick to glue on “screens”, and I would gently pull it off and replace the screen before the glue dried. I,m CrazyGirl

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      That’s really neat, CrazyGirl! ๐Ÿ˜€

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