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Doll's Bike Helmet

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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.

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#Dolls
#Toys
#Paper Mache
#Tissue paper
#Medium
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any age
#Cheap
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This is so cool Jane!
What a great idea - looking forward to trying this one.
by Lucy
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