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What is summer camp without some pool time? Today’s guest counselor, Rhonda of the AG Minis of Snickerdoodle Street has a great mini craft for us today. Craft, set the scene and PLAY!!

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Swimming pool for mini dolls

Over on Snickerdoodle Street mini Isabelle and mini Saige have been prepping for Doll Diaries Camp! Today I have a swimming pool tutorial for you – and guess what? Your mini dolls can actually submerge in the water (check with your parents to make sure this is okay first)! This size pool holds 3 cups of water.

Swimming pool for mini dolls

Supplies:

  • Clear plastic rectangular fruit or veggie tray w/lid 9”x8”
  • Foam sheets (blue and green)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Blue craft paint
  • Foam board
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • 1”x1” Styrofoam cube

Directions

Mini doll swimming pool

Trace the bottom of the pool onto a blue foam sheet and cut it to size, then hot glue the foam sheet to the inner bottom of the pool.

Swimming pool for mini dolls

Cut four strips of green foam, and hot glue them to the top of the rim to make a pool border.

Mini doll swimming pool

Write pool depths on each end of the pool with a Sharpie.
Seal a barrier using hot glue along the circumference of the blue foam sheet. This will prevent water from collecting underneath.
Paint the sides on your pool blue on the outside.

You may choose to have an above ground pool, but if you want a sunken pool there are just a few more steps.

Mini doll swimming pool

Measure the pool and cut a hole the same size on a foam board.
Cover the foam board in scrapbook paper of your choice (wood print, tiles, grass, pebbles, etc.)
You will need a box to place under the foam board to help elevate your deck, (cereal or cracker box will do).
Insert your pool into the cut out. I did not glue my pool to the deck – this enables me to remove it when I want to drain the pool water.

Mini doll swimming pool

Cut a piece of foam board to size for a diving board. Glue it to a piece of 1”x1” Styrofoam cube to elevate then hot glue it onto the deck, allowing the board to hang over the pool slightly.

Mini doll swimming pool

Decorate your pool with fun accessories! I used print outs of Pool Rule signs, extra greenery, towels, metal fencing and pool toys. I made a lifeguard chair using craft sticks and a life preserver using the bottom of a foam cup and red yarn. And I also covered the plastic lid with a leftover sheet of craft foam so I can cover my pool when not in use!

Mini doll swimming pool

This pool can accommodate different 4”- 6” mini dolls like Strawberry Shortcake, AG minis, Kelly and Chelsea, etc.

Mini doll swimming pool

Enjoy!
Happy Summer,
Rhonda