Hey! Today, I will be showing you how to put beads in your American Girl doll’s hair.
You will need:
- A clear rubber band
- A spray bottle
- A wire hairbrush/pick
Before we get started, I want to say something about the beads. They need to have large holes, or else it will be nearly impossible to put them into your doll’s hair. Pony beads work best, but any bead with a large hole will do.
First, take a thin section of hair near the front of your doll’s head. Brush it out and mist it. Make sure that the ends of the section are wet and clumped together.
Take the first bead and slip it on the chosen strand of hair. Slide it all the way up to the crown of your doll’s head.
If you can’t get the bead onto the strand of hair, try misting it again. Or twist the ends together, fold the hair in half, and pinch it. Then slip the bead over the twisted, folded, and pinched piece of hair.
Once you’ve gotten all the beads on the doll’s hair, take a clear elastic. Wrap it around the hair directly below the beads.
You’ll need to wrap it many times, so it’ll get too thick for the beads to slip over it.
Doesn’t Eve look cute with the beads in her hair? :)
Try experimenting with different color combos and different numbers of beads.
You can do pretty much any style on your doll’s hair while the beads are still in.
Ponytails . . .
. . . braids . . .
. . . a braided bun, etc.
The beads add a colorful pop to any hairstyle; perfect for the warm summer months ahead (which I’m already dreaming about. ;) )!
If you decide to bead your doll’s hair, I’d love to see pictures! Post a picture on your blog and link back to this post, or email me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org.