Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Doll's Bike Helmet

by Jane (follow)
5 to 10s (613)      Under 5s (590)      Any Age (404)      Over 10s (382)      Cheap (298)      Medium (246)      Toys (31)      Dolls (21)      Tissue paper (18)      Paper Mache (11)     


kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Bike helmet on and ready to go


My daughter loves riding her bike and really wanted to get a bike helmet for her doll. Here's an easy way to make your own doll's bike helmet which is surprisingly easy and costs next to nothing. Younger children will be able to do the gluing and sticking but will need help holding the doll still and guiding the shape of the helmet.

Time: 30 minutes plus one day drying time
Age: Under 5's with help, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Coloured tissue paper
PVA glue
Cling film
Craft varnish or clear nail varnish
Brush



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Cheap materials


Method
Cover the doll's head in cling film



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Ready for paste


Make a paste with 3 parts PVA glue to 1 part water
Brush the paste over the cling film on the doll's head



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Paste over the cling film


Tear up strips of coloured tissue paper
Place the tissue over the gluey cling film



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Young children can enjoy pasting and sticking strips of coloured tissue


Brush more paste onto the tissue and add another layer of tissue paper, building up the shape of a helmet
You can roll a piece of tissue paper and stick it on to make a visor shape. Cover with lots more paste.



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
You can make different shapes by adding rolls of tissue and brushing on lots of paste


Keep going until you have a good shape and a decent thickness
You can add contrasting tissue paper to make stripes. Or you could glue on other embellishments.



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
We added some contrasting red stripes


Once you're happy with the shape, leave to dry on the doll's head overnight
When dried out, remove the bike helmet and apply varnish to give a shiny hard finish



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Use clear nail varnish if you don't have craft varnish


Carefully peel out the cling film



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Peel back the cling film


Apply more varnish to the inside

When dry, the bike helmet is ready to wear!



kids craft homemade dolls bike helmet hard hat paper mache
Ready for a bike ride


You could also make yellow safety hard hats, black horse riding hats or other funky head wear. Please share your creation by uploading a picture on the comments section.

Categories
#Dolls
#Toys
#Paper Mache
#Tissue paper
#Medium
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any age
#Cheap
I like this Article - 8
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jane
My kids loved digging for dinosaur 'fossils' hidden in plaster of Paris
6 likes
Here's a fun project to create your own doll's supermarket
18 likes
Make your own invisible ink and watch your invisible creation re-appear again when heated, as if...
9 likes
These snazzy superhero masks are fun to make and wear
6 likes
This robot card is fun to make and is an ideal birthday card or Father's Day card
8 likes
This heart shaped coaster is just the thing to brighten up a tray for breakfast in bed on Mother...
11 likes
view all articles by Jane
Articles by Jane on Other Hubs
Cornflour clay (cornstarch clay, baker's clay) is very easy to make and can be used to create decora...
5 likes
Check out these links for other great sites: **Kids** is packed with hundreds of free creat...
2 likes
Tree trunks can used in so many different ways to add interesting features to a garden
10 likes
Give an easy update to a piece of furniture by changing the knobs
8 likes
ID: 759
[ Submit a Comment ]
This is so cool Jane!
What a great idea - looking forward to trying this one.
by Lucy
Trending Articles
This is a really quick and simple way to make a dress up ring using aluminium foil from the kitchen!...
8 likes
There's something very appealing about pom poms
10 likes
Here's how to make a lovely Easter animal by decorating an egg
9 likes
Here's how to jazz up your fidget spinner with loom bands
9 likes
Here’s how to make a beautiful hanging decoration from plaster of Paris
10 likes
How to Sew Placemats: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Placemats are a great way to brighten up any...
1 like
These cute skeleton gingerbread men are just the thing for Halloween
8 likes
Why should fingers have all the fun? This 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' birthday card uses toe print...
3 likes
A simple summer paper craft activity for kids
6 likes
Being old enough to draw is no barrier to creating fantastic greeting cards
3 likes
Categories
Under 5s (590)
Any Age (404)
Over 10s (382)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (877)
Medium (246)
Hard (37)
Featured on Other Hubs
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
5 likes
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version