Trick-or-Treat

Happy Halloween! Or, for those who don’t celebrate it (at MOM), happy regular Monday on which many  people dress up and get free candy and have lots of fun.

First, I’m going to show you what my dolls dressed up as.

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Saige – ballerina.

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Ellie – princess.

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Eve – cat.

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Savannah – leaf blower.

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Nevaeh – fire princess.

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Emily – sleepy bum.

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Caroline – fairy.

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Molly – pilgrim.

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Ivy – ceiling fan.

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Tracy – runner.

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Isabelle – artist.

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MJ – baker.

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Now, the photoshoot. I was planning to take more pictures, but it got too dark. :/

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-Loren

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DIY Doll Halloween Candy

Oh, yes: another Halloween DIY. But it’s OK, this is (probably) going to be my last craft for awhile.

So . . . yeah! Doll Halloween candy. Enjoy.

Taffy

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Place a bead in the center of a square of tissue paper.

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Twist the paper, twirling the ends in different directions.

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Rock Candy

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Cut a skewer to about two inches long. Hot glue beads to one end.

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Lollipop

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Glue a large bead to the end of a skewer (about two inches long).

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Cut a square of tissue paper. Twist it around the bead.

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Chocolate

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Glue two rectangles of brown foam together. Then make a label out of paper and Sharpie. Wrap the label around the foam and glue in place.

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Candy Corn

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Take three beads: one yellow, one orange, and one white. Stack them on top of each other and glue them in place. (Try to make the white one smaller than the others, but it you can’t, it’s no big deal.)

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Peanut Butter Cup

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Take a bottle cap and color it orange, using either paint or Sharpie. Cut a circle out of brown foam and glue it inside the bottle cap.

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Chocolate Kiss

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Cut a square out of aluminum foil and place a bead in the center of it. Twist the foil around the bead. Take a sliver of paper and slip it in the end of the twist.

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Gummies

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I have bear-shaped beads that can serve as gummy bears. If you have any animal-shaped beads, create a package out of plastic wrap and tape and put the beads inside.

-Loren

DIY Jack-o-Lantern Bucket

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Your dolls need a way to carry around their candy this Halloween! I’ll show you how to make a cute jack-o-lantern bucket.

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You will need:

  • Yarn
  • Black foam
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • The bottom half of an orange Easter egg

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Cut two triangles and a D-shape out of the black foam. (Try making different faces, too!)

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Glue them to the Easter egg.

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Cut a piece of yarn and glue the ends to the inside of the Easter egg. Instead of placing the yarn directly in the middle of the egg, I would recommend gluing it closer to the face. This way, the side the face is on will tip up, so you can see it better.

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Fill with tiny candy and enjoy!

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-Loren

DIY Fairy Costume

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You will  need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pipecleaner
  • Five pipecleaners of the same color
  • Scissors (not shown)

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Out of the four like-colored pipecleaners, take one and bend it into the shape above. Twist the ends together.

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Lay the pipecleaner on the tissue paper and cut around it. Make sure to leave some room around the pipecleaner.

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Put glue onto the pipecleaner and press the tissue paper into it. Once it’s cooled, trim off any access paper.

Repeat these directions to create another wing in the same shape.

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Take a new pipecleaner and bend it into a circle. Cut a tissue paper circle and glue them together. Make another circular wing.

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All four sections of the wings are done. Now we have to attach them.

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Take the fifth colored pipecleaner and cut it into thirds. You can discard two of them, because we only need one section. Bend it over and glue the ends to the circular wings. Go ahead and glue the wings together, too, where you connected them to the pipecleaner.

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Find the twisted parts of the first two wings you made and glue them to the bent over pipecleaner.

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You should have one pipecleaner left. Find the middle of it and glue that to the bent pipecleaner.

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Draw a design on the wings with glue (swirls look nice).

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Sprinkle the glue with glitter. Once it’s dry, it will look very nice! To speed up the drying process, blow hot air on the wings with a hairdryer.

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When everything is dry, situate the wings on the doll’s back. Remember the pipecleaner whose middle we glued to the wings? Wrap it around the doll’s waist and twist the ends together.

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Now your doll has sparkly fairy wings!

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Next, I’ll be showing you how to make a wand.

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbons
  • Foam
  • Skewer

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Trim the skewer to the desired length.

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Cut a star out of the foam and glue it to the end of the skewer.

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Glue some ribbons to the back of the star.

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Now . . . some photos. 🙂

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-Loren