This craft is from another one of our fabulous guest counselors, Sharry of Julie Newman’s 70s Time Capsule. While the dolls may be doing a lot of dancing, acting and preparing for the camp show on Friday, they still are at camp and are doing other things like hiking, crafts and games. Sharry shows us how to make water canteens for the dolls. These can’t actually hold water, but they look the part!

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How to make doll sized water canteens

We all know Camp Doll Diaries is super fun, but last year when my dolls went to “Camp Echo Hill”, I made them some canteens to take on the old hiking trail, and this is how I did it:

How to make a doll sized water canteen

Supplies needed:

  • 5 heavy cardboard circles, measuring 2 & 1/2 inches in diameter
  • duct tape (more than one color optional)
  • scissors
  • a flip top from a small hand sanitizer bottle
  • glue gun

How to make a doll sized water canteen

Step 1- stack your cardboard circles and glue them together

How to make a doll sized water canteen

Step 2- Cover the circles with duck tape. This can be tricky when applying them to a circular shape, but it can be done!

*Optional step: cut a shape or strips from another color duck tape and add to both sides for decoration

How to make a doll sized water canteen

Step 3- Measure about 16 inches length of duck tape and fold it in half horizontally.

Step 4- Cut this strip in half horizontally. Use the half with the fold in it.

Step 5- Cut 2 small pieces of duck tape and attach the strip at the sides of the circle, about half way down

How to make a doll sized water canteen

Step 6- Apply hot glue to the bottom of the flip top, and attach to the top of the circle so that the flip top is facing you. (please note that craft glue doesn’t hold well on the duck tape, so hot glue is recommended)

How to make doll sized water canteens

Julie is ready for a good long hike!

How to make doll sized water canteens

That’s it! Wasn’t that simple?

This craft was modified and adapted from a video on YouTube from “The Purple Pixie Dog”.

Fun Facts:
Dolls used: Julie (Springfield Collection), and Cheryl (Via-E Alexis), Sunny (AG Julie)
Background: enlarged photo scrapbook paper
Clothing: Cheryl’s hat is Springfield Collection, and all other clothes from Etsy
Camp Echo Hill iron-on graphic by Sharry

Happy Camping everyone!