Hi guys! We are back with another easy doll craft that you can create in order to use the cute little doll trays that we showed you how to make last week.
Yay! So cute!
Okay, I’m excited, so let’s get started! 🙂
- Doll milk
Just like you probably have, we have agonized over and over how to make drinks for our dolls without having to get messy with silicone, or resin. We really wanted something that was totally friendly for kids too, because let’s face it, that’s what crafting is all about, having fun with the kids! After much pondering, and having quite the time about it, we finally came up with a solution that we think we can live with. 🙂
Here’s how you can make it too!
What you need:
Small bottles (we used 2 travel sized shampoo bottles, but any little plastic bottles will work)
Computer paper, or any coloured paper of your choice
Exacto knife (parent supervision please!)
Juice box straw
First, thoroughly clean out the hotel shampoo bottles. Here’s the ones I had:
Cut on the line. If you don’t trust your exacto blade skills, you can cut relatively close to the line, and then use a pair of sharp scissors to cut directly on the line to get a more even cut, and to have more control overall.
Time to make the milk, or juice, or whatever you want to put in these little cups! Take a piece of paper the colour of what you want to fill your cup with. Orange for orange juice, white for milk, brown for chocolate milk, yellow for lemonade, etc.
Now, here is an important step that we totally missed. Measure the height of your paper to fit the height of your doll cup. Make sure to leave a half inch off of the top. We totally forgot to do this, and ended up having to trim our paper roll down at the end which is a huge pain! Thick rolls of paper are hard to cut, even with an exacto knife. Avoid this by cutting your paper to size before you roll it up.
Roll, and roll, and roll your paper using the glue stick to secure it as you go. The picture above is where we realized that now we were going to have to trim the top off of that thick roll of paper. Oops! 😛 Oh well, crafting fun, and lessons learned! At least you guys get to learn from our silly mistakes!
This is what you will have because you will have pre-measured. Your “milk” will be half an inch shorter than your doll cup. Put a blob of hot glue in the middle of the bottom of the “milk” and insert it into the cup. I say only put the hot glue in the middle of the milk bottom because you don’t want the hot glue to smear all up the inside of your cup when you go to slide the milk in.
Press, and hold the milk in place until it dries. Some of the hot glue on the bottom will squeeze out, but that’s okay. There will also be this nice convenient hole in the top of your paper ‘milk’ roll where you can secure your straw! Cool! Juice box straws make perfect doll straws. Just hot glue it in place!
2. Cookie Jar
What you need:
Body mist bottle cap, or hairspray bottle cap
Foaming soap dispenser piece (If you don’t have one of these, you can use a piece of dowel or a straw, and a button)
Thick craft foam
Yellow chalk or paint
Brown puffy paint
Paper for label
Here is the body mist cap that we had.
And this is an example of the foaming soap dispensers that we have. We have a lot of these in our house, so I have been taking them apart lately to try to repurpose the parts. More on that later. 🙂 (We make our own soap, and use these dispensers over and over and over again.)
Use hot glue to secure the top of your cookie jar to the base.
These were easy, we just cut the corners from some party napkins that we had. Be sure that you cut off the folded corner, not the open corner.
4. Apple Slices and Dip
What you need:
Thick white craft foam
Red electrical/hockey tape
(If you don’t have tape, you can use strips of red paper, or red craft foam. Duct tape would work too, if you have red.)
Small plastic cap lid (we used the lid from a syrup bottle)
Brown puffy paint
Okay, let’s get started! Here is the cap we used to make the little dip bowl. This was taken from a syrup bottle. Just cut off the lid part.
Fill the lid partway with hot glue. When dry, cover the hot glue in a layer of puffy paint.
Cut a small rectangle of thick craft foam, and fold it in half. Hot glue it together. To be sure that each of your apple slices is similar in size, cut out all of your rectangles first. We made three apple slices.Next, cut out a half moon to create the shape of the apple slice. The fold will be the top of the apple slice.
Cut a very tiny wedge out of the middle of the top of your apple slice. Trim to round out the edges, and make your slices more uniform. Now it’s time to add the apple peel.Take a piece of electrical tape, or red paper, and wrap your apple slice. The tape was sticky, but I still added a little drop of hot glue on there to keep it in place. If you are using a red paper strip, you want to attach it using hot glue.
Lastly, to make the apple platter, we used a lid from a tin can. We have a safety can opener that doesn’t leave a sharp edge. Trace the lid onto the back of a paper plate. Cut it out, and glue it to the top of your tray. If you want you can paint the top of your tray any colour you like, or just leave it white like we did. You could also use pretty patterned scrapbook paper. This just gives the tray a liner, and helps it look less like the lid of a tin can.
5. Popcorn Bowl
What you need:
Cadbury Creme egg packaging, or the bottom of a plastic Easter egg
White and yellow paint, and a small sponge
This one is a fairly easy one. You don’t have to use the creme egg packaging, a plastic Easter egg, or any little doll bowl, or even a cap lid will do.Since we were using what we had on hand, we had to paint our creme egg packaging. This took about five or six light coats of paint. Once dry, I hot glued a rainbow loom elastic at the center of the bottom for a base. This just helps the bowl to stay upright, and not wobble.
Next, half fill your doll bowl with hot glue. Let dry. Then hot glue a pile of popcorn kernels on top. Once dry, paint the kernels with white paint. Lightly sponge some yellow paint on top for butter.
This really is the cutest little doll sized popcorn ever. ❤
And you’re done! Now your dolls can have all the slumber parties they want!
I hope that you enjoyed, and I hope that your dolls have lots of slumber parties in their future!
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