Look What I Did To My Daughter’s Dolls

//Look What I Did To My Daughter’s Dolls

I saw this really fun idea on PinterestNo More Naked Barbies Tutorial about painting bathing suits on dolls, using nail polish. So I thought , I’d go ahead and try it.

Painted Doll

Here are the reasons why I’d do it again and again:

1.) My daughter’s dolls seem like they are always naked, no matter how many clothes I buy for them

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These are the dresses I got them for Christmas (except one- Tiana’s dress). They came all the way from China.

 

2.) I don’t like seeing these naked dolls knocking around the place all the time

3.) Painting dolls are so much fun and really relaxing too

4.) Even when they are naked, they really aren’t, yeah!

At first, I was a little skeptical, because I thought the nail polish wasn’t going to hold up to play, but so far so good. It is holding up really well.

I thought since we are talking about dolls I’d share some other things I did with my daughter’s dolls. three birthdays ago, I ordered a doll cake pan and doll pick (upper part of doll with pick to stick in skirt shaped cake bottom). I ordered this from a seller on Amazon. When it arrived, the pan was just what I wanted, but looked what happen to the doll pick.

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So I took one of my daughter’s dolls that had a beautiful face but crappy body, and switched her pretty face to the doll pick. Throw away the other one, of course. Her hair however looked awful, so I rolled it in a bun and added the butterfly accessory.

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She has served us for two birthdays so far, two in a row for birthday 6 and 7. The first birthday her dress was lovely and I was very proud of myself, but the second birthday, her dress was a flop, literally, but my daughter didn’t noticed and loved it very much.

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The frosting wasn’t turning out so great on this one no matter how hard I tried to make it better, but I loved the flowery sprinkles at the bottom.

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Another thing I did to one of her dolls, was make a Paper Maché dress. I used a paper cup on her legs to help shape the flare at the bottom of the dress. Again, I did it because it was fun and it helped to give that dying doll new purpose, like in Robocop. Again, her hair was awful, so I put it in a bun. The wings are from a Rosetta Fairy (Disney Fairies) doll that went missing, with only her wings left behind. She may have been fairy-napped.

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Last summer, for my daughter’s birthday. My husband and I created a huge Frozen (the movie) birthday cake, for her and her friend, using an Elsa & Anna doll. Her friend was spending the summer with us and her birthday was a few days before my daughters. She was turning 8 and her friend was turning 7. This cake took 3 days, using 10 boxed cakes and lots of frosting, which was not all consumed. This was the biggest cake project we ever attempted. We were proud of ourselves in the end.

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Afterwords, we gave one doll to each girl.

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Here are some old post where these doll projects where mentioned:

Paper Mache Doll

Doll Cake # 1

Frozen Elsa & Anna Cake

 

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  2. Our Treasured Home March 24, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

    So cute! Love the cakes!
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  3. Lauren March 24, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    This was a lot of work for you to put into a cake! Congrats on how they turned out!
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    • Latisha Barker March 25, 2015 at 5:14 am - Reply

      Hi Lauren,

      Thanks. My husband and I felt very proud of ourselves.

  4. Anastasia March 25, 2015 at 12:12 am - Reply

    This is lovely. I was never allowed to take barbies to church when I was really little because they were naked. Instead, my mom made me canvas and yarn dolls, which were pretty awesome. Kudos to you for making things better for your kids. (Found you through the Tell It To Me Tuesday link up!)

    • Latisha Barker March 25, 2015 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Hi Anastasia,

      Thanks for visiting, glad you like the ideas.

  5. Cathy March 25, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I need to paint some barbies! :-) What a great idea that you shared on Making Memories Mondays, thank yopu so much for the inspiration! :-)
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  6. Kimberly March 27, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I love this! I played with dolls until I was almost 15. I just couldn’t get enough of all the scenarios that I could try out with them. I had never heard of the doll picks. Wow! Great job. Visiting from Turn It Up Tuesday!
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  7. Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com March 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Cute cakes! I just finished a “Flynn the fire engine” cake for my 4 year old.

    Love the swimsuits being painted on…what a nifty idea.

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  8. Sharon Rowe March 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party! Hope to see you next week :)
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  9. Mindie March 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    A.) I am so glad I had boys LOL and B>) Creative ways to reuse, recycle, and put on some clothes! Thanks you so much for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you share this week!

  10. Jenny @ Unremarkable Files March 30, 2015 at 7:05 am - Reply

    What is it with naked dolls lying around all the time? I like the nail polish idea. I wouldn’t have thought it would hold up either (I don’t even bother painting my nails because they just look like crap 10 minutes later) but I’m glad to hear it works!
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  21. Kelly @ Mum-bo March 31, 2015 at 7:57 am - Reply

    You are so talented! These are amazing and I love the nail polish idea. Brilliant. Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday
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