Doll Play Ideas Craft Page
Graphic coming soon
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 were a little lame… but I hope you enjoy anyway. :P
Craft #1 – Lip Balm
You’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!
Measure 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. :)
Cut your straw approximately on your mark.
Now cut a small square of your paper towel roll.
Put a dab of glue in the middle.
You might put some on the bottom of your straw, too.
Firmly 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 Elmers® Clear School Glue takes about a few hours to overnight to dry completely.
Well…now, we wait! :)
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Well, 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.
Measuring..it should fit loosely around your straw, easy to pop on and off.
Okay, now we take the ends and glue them together!
Nope, 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.
There 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.
THE NEXT DAY….
Aha! 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!
Well, trim your piece of cardboard..
Ta-da! We’ve got the gist of it now! (minus the top piece of cardboard…)Now get out your paint! I chose a pretty pink because this lip balm will be strawberry-flavored!
First, I take my barrette off the lid and pull off the remain excess dried glue, then I paint the lid.
Ready to dry!
Paint your lip balm base and let it dry, too! (Finally pulled the top cardboard off)
I cut a tiny circle of paper towel roll cardboard for the actual lip balm.
Tada! 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? :)
Do the same for your lid!
After the glue dried, I’m painting the lid now.
Ready to dry!
After you’re done painting, take care of your paint brush and wash the paint off in the sink.
Yay! The paint is dry now! The lid is on,
And whenever you doll needs to use it, pop off the lid and there is your chapstick/lip balm!
Craft #2 – Folder
Start 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.
You might trim some off and fold over to make sure this is how you want it to look, but imagine the bottom half gone.
Measure about three inches from the bottom up. (remember – your construction paper should be SIDEWAYS!)
Now fold! :)
Glue at the ends.
I cut mine slanted to give it more of a “folder” look.
Fold it over (ahh! mine tore at the top :() and decorate your dolls name!
Fold it open and slip your doll’s school papers in them. Ahh, better study that good, Molly! There’s a quiz on Friday! ;)
Craft #3 – Laptop
Start with some thin cardboard. You’ll need scissors, glue, a ruler, and something to mark with.
Just 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.
You 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.
While we’re waiting for that to dry..
…cut out your keyboard and two thin strips of cardboard.
With 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!
Then I made a little mouse.
While those dry, ben your cardboard strip like this.
Put some glue on one end. and paste it onto the bottom of your keyboard.
Repeat with the other strip, put glue on the other ends, and paste the screen onto them.
Waiting for it to dry….
Yay! 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.
And when her chores and school is all done, she’s ready to flip it open and play again! :)