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Hello, and welcome to the first day of Camp Dolliwatha! If you’re here, thank you so much for looking at this post — I’ve put a lot of energy into this camp, and I hope people will enjoy it.
To kick off Week One’s theme of Summer Days, let’s make friendship bracelets for you dolls!
You will need:
- Brown foam
- Self-adhesive velcro
- Embroidery floss
- A needle
Cut a strip of foam that is 4 1/4 inches long (or 4 1/2 if you want to play it safe) and 3/4 of an inch wide. Attach a piece of velcro that’s a centimeter tall to each end of the foam.
Now you’ve finished the base of the bracelet, but you still need to decorate it. You’ll need some basic sewing skills for this part, like how to tie off the thread and do a simple over-under stitch.
Thread your needle with floss color of your choice. You don’t need very much floss for this craft, unless you’re planning to embroider the entire bracelet.
Sew a simple pattern onto the bracelet. Be careful not to sew too close to the edge or pull too hard on the string, or else the foam could break.
Once you’ve finished with the sewing, your doll’s friendship bracelet is done! I’ve shown you just one way you could decorate the bracelet, but you could also use puffy paint, sequins, pieces of foam — or even glue a normal friendship bracelet to the center of it.
My dolls love their friendship bracelets!
If you made this craft, email me up to three pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!