Since the discussion about the value of Julie’s new VW and the car wash set have been so passionate, I thought it would be fun to make our own car wash set for today’s 100 Days of Doll Play activity.
Kanani and Gwen saved the best for last at the car wash! They are having fun washing the little red convertible from Buildabear (the best $30 we ever spent at Buildabear Workshop by the way). Gwen added a little too much soap to the wash bucket but Kanani doesn’t mind – she says it will make the car extra shiny.
Gwen is making sure she does not miss a spot on the car’s hood! The water bucket is made from a disposable drinking cup with a pipe cleaner handle and cotton balls for the soap suds. I cut up a regular kitchen sponge to make the girls car washing sponges.
A successful day at the car wash and now Gwen and Kanani are going to drive their little red convertible to the beach!
Our True Hope Bratz & Moxie dolls are having their car washed too. Jaxson and Avery are discussing car washing techniques while Yasmin waits patiently for them to be done! Their car is made of cardboard and was part of a kids meal from the restaurant Cheeburger Cheeburger. The water bucket for the smaller dolls is made from an empty (and well rinsed out) K Cup from my Keurig Coffee Maker. You could use the lid from laundry detergent or smaller disposable cups, too.
For today’s printable you get a Car Wash sign you can cut out and color to match your scene plus the instructions for making the water buckets. We also made a squeegie for cleaning the windows out of two popsicle sticks and some fun foam. It turned out okay, but I think I need to tweak it a bit before I photograph it.
You can use mini bottles from other doll sets for the soap if you wish and I took a green pipe cleaner and wrapped it up to look like a water hose, too. Take a look around and what you have and be creative! If you have photos of your dolls having a car wash, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them here.
Have a great day!