This is not a magic trick! This is a repurpose craft, ooooo my all-time favorite crafts! Today we will be transforming a candy wrapper into a purse for dolls.
I’ve made them in several shapes and sizes but today it is a little handbag-style purse for dolls.
It is so, so simple and quick to make because we use the candy wrapper for the base of the purse and cover it in Duck tape.
Let’s take a closer look and you can join in and make one too!
- small candy wrapper box
- Duck tape
I am using a small candy box from our Halloween candy stash, but you will find there are a variety of candies and snacks packaged in small little boxes that would work for this project.
Open the box on one end.
Cut along the fold on the sides, of what will be the purse opening.
Glue the end opening shut again.
Tape the ends of the purse.
Wrap a piece of tape around the outside of the box. Fold the tape onto itself on the end of the lid to make a flap.
Add two tape rolls under the flap to close the purse.
With the tape rolls it is easy to open and close.
To give the purse a little more shape, fold the sides in at the top.
Fold the flap down and you can see the new shape of the purse. You can trim and shape the flap how you would like.
Let’s make the purse strap!
Cut a long strip of Duct tape.
Fold the strip into thirds.
Tape the ends of the strip to the inside of the purse.
This little, mini purse is finished and ready for an outing or a shopping trip!
My daughter and I had fun making a selection of these purses to “sell” in the doll’s shop. Her purses always had jewels. Have fun embellishing the purse if you want to add a little pizzaz!
From trash to play, we had fun making doll purses out of candy wrappers! I hope you will enjoy!
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Repurpose for play!