This little beach bag is sure to be a fun summertime scene doll accessory.  I hope you noticed I said summertime scene because do you know what’s awesome about doll play?  Any day can be summer or winter or fall!  Summer is fast approaching where I live but if you find yourself in a different part of the world that is in a different season, it makes no difference because you can create, imagine and play whatever season you want!  In fact most of the things I’m using in this oh-so-sunny doll scene were created a few years ago in the dead of winter.  Yep, winter outside and summer inside the doll world!

Now back to that little beach bag!  It is fun to make little accessories to go along with doll scenes and play!  This one is super quick and uses items you may have around the house!

You might have guessed that duck tape is part of today’s craft, but I have to say it is not the star of the show.  Today’s star is what gives this little bag shape!  Set the beach bag on the ground as part of a scene or have your doll throw it over her shoulder. It holds it’s shape and plays it’s part as a stylin’ beach bag.  Have you guessed what the star is?  It is the unassuming Capri Sun wrapper!  Now can you see it? 

Let’s take a look at what you’ll need.  Yep it’s barely more than a little Capri Sun wrapper!

Supplies:

  • Capri Sun style drink wrapper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • Duck Tape

To get started we need an empty Capri Sun wrapper.  Drink it up and save the wrapper!  Cut across the top to open up the wrapper.  Rinse it and let it dry.  When it is dry measure and mark a line with a ruler 3 1/4″ from the base of the wrapper.  Cut along the line.  This is going to be the basic structure of our doll beach bag!

With the wrapper smashed flat, place strips of duck tape on both sides.  Trim the extra duck tape off.

Now for the handles measure and cut a strip of tape 8″ long.  Make a slit in the strip of tape at 1/2″ and 1″.

Tear the duck tape along each slit.  Now you have two- 1/2″ strips of tape.  Fold each strip of tape in half.  These are going to be our handles!

To attach the handles cut small strips of tape.  Now secure the ends of the handle with the little strips of tape.

That’s it!  Time to play!  Morgan has her bag full of summer reading.  It is a favorite past time for her.

It’s been a relaxing lazy day.  The sun is bright and she has been taken away by the stories she’s been reading.  Now she wants to create some stories of her own! 

Enjoy creating doll scenes and themes for play!  Imagine your own stories and create your own adventures!  If you want it can be summer or winter year round in your dolls world!

Just in case you are interested, here are a few more details from today’s post!

  • Doll: Morgan is My AG #25.
  • Outfit:  Skirt tutorial.  Shirt designed and sewn for doll s by Anna.   Sunglasses and Gold Sandals are from Springfield Collection. Headband tutorial.
  • Scene: Books come with the mini American girl doll’s.  The rest of the scene was thrifted and crafted by Anna

Play, imagine, create and find yourself somewhere fabulous!