You all have been asking for musical instruments for your dolls so today we are making a super easy doll sized electronic keyboard (piano) using a shoe box.
Julie plays the electric keyboard in her band – Julie and the Dolls – and she is in her studio practicing by herself right now. Our keyboard was made with a discarded shoe box, fun foam, felt aluminum foil and stick on fun foam letters. However, you can use pretty much whatever you have on hand to make your own.
Step 1 – Start by turning a shoe box on its side. If you use a shoe box for adult size feet it will be the right height for your 18″ dolls. Remove the top.
Step 2 – Cut a piece of white fun foam, cardboard or felt that is 8 – 1/2″ wide by 3″ tall. Mark lines with a black marker every 1/2″ across the white.
Step 3 - Glue the white keyboard onto the box against the open edge of the box.
Step 4 – Cut strips of black fun foam or felt that are 1/3″ wide by 1-1/2″ long and glue them as shown above onto the keyboard.
Step 5 – Add aluminum foil for speakers and a red power button on top. Decorate with fun foam stickers or markers and your doll is ready to perform!
Have fun & be creative! I can’t wait to see how your’s turns out!