Karen here with a craft for your mini dolls I hope you will love. Our mini dolls are some of our most loved and played with dolls in our collection. Today I wanted to share an easy and fun way you can make a full skirt for your mini dolls using items you may already have on hand.

To make your own you will need:

  • A hair elastic
  • Ribbon or Tulle
  • Scissors
  • A Ruler
  • Your Mini dolls

Step 1- Gather all your supplies and place your elastic around your dolls waist making sure it fits securely with out falling off.

Step 2- Use your ruler to measure out  strips that are the same length as the height of your doll. For the American Girl Mini doll my strips are 6 inches long and about 1 inch thick.  Cut 20 strips of your ribbon or your tulle to this length.

Step 3- Cut one strip 12 inches long and 1 inch thick this will be for a bow in the front of your finished skirt.

Step 4- Fold one strip of your ribbon in half length away and place the center fold of the ribbon under your elastic, feed the ribbon ends through the loop you have created and then pull the ribbon ends until you have formed a tight knot around the elastic. You can tie a knot at this point or continue with the rest of your ribbons until your elastic is full.

Step 5- As your skirt fills up you can select a spot to place your Ribbon Bow. Fold the ribbon in half as you did in the previous step and feed it through your elastic. Once your ribbon is secure on the elastic you can tie a bow.  You can trim your ribbon or tulle on your skirt as you go or at the end if you desire.

This is a quick and easy mini doll craft that would be a great sleep over or party activity! Imagine creating skirts for your dolls using all sorts of colors and materials! I hope you will share a photo of your completed craft with us soon!

Karen