It has been a while since I have been to Michael’s Crafts so while my daughter and I were there picking up a gift for her friend we decided to check out the American Girl crafts section of the store. All I can say is, whoa! They have really expanded the line and have added some really neat kits for girls to use with their dolls, decorating their rooms, and being creative in general.
Attention Moms – summer is right around the corner and these kits are perfect to have on hand for rainy days, get togethers with friends and some will even work for travel. Click on the Michaels ad on my sidebar for a printable coupon you can use to stock up on the American Girl craft kits and other summer craft supplies. If you are not seeing the ad, you can get the printable coupon directly here.
Back to our project! We picked up the Doll Apron Iron-On Kit which includes a doll sized apron and 3 sheets of iron-on decals – 2 are “girl-sized” and one sheet has doll sized designs. Had I really looked closely at the kit and realized there were girl sized designs in it, too, I would have picked up a plain canvas apron for my daughter, too. There are enough decals in the set to do multiple projects.
My daughter had a hard time deciding what kind of design to do. She went back and forth between a craft themed one versus a cooking theme. We cut all the pieces out and did 4 or 5 dry runs before doing the ironing and then put all the extras in a zipper bag to save for another project. This project requires that the iron be very hot and took quite a few passes with the iron, so you need to have an adult do the actual ironing.
It turned out really cute! As far as craft projects go, this one produced a nice, high quality finished product for not a lot of time or mess. Now I need to go back to Michael’s and pick up a girl sized apron or two, and maybe a doll sized canvas tote bag (like you can get for favor bags) so we can use up the remaining transfer designs next time she has a friend over.
So, what do you think? Sonali likes it!
Disclosure – While Michael’s is running an advertising campaign on DollDiaries and some of my other sites, I purchased the kit on my own and all opinions in this post are my own and are not influenced by the advertising campaign.