Today, I bring you a rare phenomenon: a craft. Shocking, I know. If you’ve followed this blog for a long amount of time, you’ll know that I am not a very crafty person. I’ve been running this blog for just over two years, and I’ve only posted four crafts. But I’ve challenged myself to post several crafts this summer, so we’ll see how that goes. ;)
Anyway, this craft is for knee and elbow pads. I made them in April for a post called Nevaeh’s Guide to Skateboarding, but only got around to posting a tutorial today.
You will need:
- Four cotton balls
- Duck Tape
- Self-adhesive velcro
Begin by cutting a piece of Duck Tape 3 1/2 inches long. Take a cotton ball and stick it to the tape.
Fold the Duck Tape over the cotton ball and stick it to itself, so it looks like this. This will be the pad part. If some cotton ball fluff sticks out the sides of the pad of the sides won’t stay closed, take a strip of Duck Tape and fold it over the side.
Now let’s move on to the strap that will go around the doll to keep the pad on. Cut a piece of Duck Tape 4 1/2 inches long and fold it over itself, so it becomes a long strip.
Attach the strap to the pad with a small piece of tape. Flip the pad over and tape it again so the pad doesn’t flop around.
Cut a small piece of self-adhesieve velcro. Apply one piece to the loose end of the strap and the other to the pad.
Wrap the pad around your doll’s leg/arm and press together the velcro. You’ve finished the first pad! Repeat the instructions three more times to have a completed set of knee and elbow pads. (Note: the strap for the elbow pad should be 3 1/2 inches long instead of 4 1/2.)
Now you’ve finished your doll-sized knee and elbow pads, and she can skateboard, roller skate, or bike safely.
Did you make this craft? I’d love to see! Email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a short photoshoot of Eve modeling her new safety gear: