Halloween is right around the corner! That’s crazy. I literally only have one piece of my costume ready, and that’s still shipping.
TELL THAT UNICORN HEADBAND TO HURRY UP. Well, not only does Halloween mean getting your costume ready, but it also mean’s getting your dolls’ costume ready! And we’re here to help with that, so enjoy this tutorial!
For this craft, you will need:
- A thin wooden dowel
- Black duct tape
- Your doll
- Blue duct tape, red duct tape, etc.
- A brown or black infant shirt (12 or 11 months)
- Doll boots
- Printer (doesn’t have to be colored)
- Black embroidery floss
Step 1: Mark where you want to cut your dowel.
Step 2: Snap your dowel, using your mark as a guideline. Don’t worry about making the edge look neat; we’ll be covering that up in the next step.
Step 3: Now, cover the uneven end of the dowel with black duct tape. This will be your handle.
Step 4: Next, color the uncovered part of the dowel red (for the Dark Side) or green, blue, or purple (for the Light Side).
Step 5: Cut small pieces of colorful duct tape and stick it on your “handle” for buttons. You don’t need a terrible amount of these. Just an on/off switch can do it’s justice.
And there’s your lightsaber!
Step 1: Get your infant tee shirt out. Use brown for a Jedi and black for Darth Vader. Mine is from Garanamals, which is available at Walmart or Amazon.
Step 2: Slip it on your doll and pin where it’s needed.
If you are making a Jedi, then you’re done! But if you’re making Darth Vader, carry on to the next step…
Step 1: Print out a picture of Darth Vader. Make sure to size it down in a Word program before printing so it fits your doll’s head. (I printed a coloring sheet because I didn’t want to waste ink.)
Step 2: Now, cut it out. If you colored it, make sure to layer a few pieces of paper on the back so it doesn’t bleed on your doll’s face.
Step 3: Make sure it fits on your doll’s face before continuing to any of the next steps.
Step 4: Punch two holes on the sides of your mask.
Step 5: Wrap a piece of embroidery thread (or, if you don’t have embroidery thread, you can use floss). Now, cut at the very end.
Step 6: Measure your embroidery floss. If you are doing this to multiple dolls, make sure to measure each one, because the hairstyle may vary the size. Now, cut your floss a little more than three quarters. So, because mine was about 11 inches, I cut it at 9.
Step 7: Place two strips of tape on each hole. Make sure you taped in the front.
Step 8: Put the embroidery floss in the back of the taped holes. I know that doesn’t’t really make sense, but if you look at the picture you’ll get it.
Step 9: Just slip it on your doll, and you’re done!
Thanks for reading! Will you make this craft?