This simple, fun craft is perfect for you and your doll—and it makes great activities at birthday parties for younger girls. Do you ever see those pretty, multi-color ribbon hair-bows at stores? Well, now you can create your own! All you need is some ribbon and a few simple tools.
Cut 1 foot of three different ribbons (you can find great varieties at Wal-Mart and craft stores)- 1 thick one, a smaller one, and an even smaller one. These colors support October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Lay the MIDDLE ribbon over top the LARGE ribbon right in the center, equally. To keep it in place, put two sewing pins on each side. DO NOT GLUE TOGETHER.
Remove the pins very carefully and lay the small ribbon on top. Secure pins.
Tie your ribbons ONCE on a hair-band so that the ends are equal. Make sure you pull tight. Almost done!!!
Most likely your ribbons will fly, flip over, and not stay in place. To keep them secure but still bouncy and playful, lift up the large ribbon and squirt a small dot of hot glue on both sides, then press down.
Take out the pins and now your done!!! This is girl-sized. To make it doll sized, shorten the length of the ribbons and use a smaller hair-band. Remember to always brush your dolls hair with a wire wig brush, and make sure that the accessories you put in your dolls hair are unused by humans because of oils.
These bows are also great for sports teams and squads. I made these for me and some of my friends on my cheerleading squad when it was Pink Night for breast cancer. You can use all kinds of different colors for making your bows—if any of you make these bows at home, please send in pictures!!!
I want to start doing crafts on here (I haven’t really done much). What crafts would you like to see coming up?
It’s only 2 more days until one of the most important days in American history- Independence Day. Over 200 years ago America became an independent country,and my dolls are ready to have fun with the Fourth! Are your dolls? We hope so! Dress your dolls in red, white, and blue for the big day and make crafts with them. Eat plenty of watermelon and apple pie and ask your family to have picnic at your local fireworks show. Bring your doll, I want to see those pictures! That reminds me. You know how Liz asked all of you to share your summer photos? It wasn’t a contest, but she posted them all? I would like to do something like that. Here’s how it works: 1. Take a picture of your doll wearing/doing something that has to do with America or 4th of July. You could take her picture in her favorite patriotic attire, having a picnic with her friends, watching fireworks, or even dressed up like a colonial girl who actually heard the news that America was free. Is your doll a different nationality, and proud to be an American? Express that. Plus, if you have any extra pictures such as a cool firework or a red-white-and-blue cake you might have made, or a craft, send that along with your doll picture. 2. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is July 7, so you have enough time to take pictures of her on the actual fourth or around that time. I will display the photos soon after. 3. Have fun that day! Hopefully I can get my dolls to do something. They will be coming to a Fourth of July fireworks show with me, so might be able to show those pics.
5. ONE MORE THING- If you have an idea for a fourth-of-july craft or recipe, that’s great too.
*I KNOW THIS IS SUPER LATE AND I AM SORRY. I ALREADY SAID WHO IT WAS ON FACEBOOK BUT A COUSIN CAME OVER THE WEEKEND I PROMISED TO POST IT ON HERE AND I NEVER GOT TO POST IT. I’M SORRY HOW I PROMISE THINGS ON CERTAIN DAYS AND NEVER GET AROUND TO IT, DISSAPOINTING YOU GUYS! IT’S A BAD HABIT. I’M REALLY GOING TO TRY AND OVERCOME IT SOON! 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the coloring contest, Elisha! Here is her picture: Elisha chose the Kit coloring picture. For a closer look at her picture, just it click above. Congrats to all who entered! You did a great job!
Hey! Its the fourth week of Showand Tell Wednesday, an activity every Wednesday at AGDC and at other participating websites. You can see what it’s about and how it all started at Liz’s website, American Girl Fan. Here’s this weeks picture:
Do you like the coloring pages in our Printable section? My friend, Abbey, and I colored pictures of Kit, which can be found on the Printable page. We gave it our own style in the background, as you can see, and Abbey even designed Kit’s swimsuit with her own imagination. My finished page is on the left, (“Kit Goes Swimming” underneath) and Abbey’s is the one on the right.
You can send in your own versions of your colored AGDC pictures to:
We are sure to post them! Comment and Rate and have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hey, do you like the printable coloring pages we have in the “Printables” section? Well now, there are more than just coloring sheets. Now we have posters! Featuring Mia, Addy, and Kit, we have three awesome colored posters which you can print out and hang on your wall or tape on your door! These posters use special effects from Picnik, a cool application which allows you to edit photos and make them bigger than life!
We hope you enjoy our new addition! We are also trying to create activity pages like crossword puzzles and word searches, so be on the lookout for new posters, coloring pages, and activity sheets! Thanks!
NOTE: Please get your parent’s permission before gluing, pasting, taping, or hanging anything to your wall or furniture!
Ok, now it’s week 2 of Show and Tell Wednesday. And with that comes a brand-new feature at AGDC! Printables!
Yes, Coloring pages! We have an-all new set of them! Posters will soon be available, but right now you can get out your pens and crayons and print your favorite coloring page out! And color well, there IS going to be a coloring contest soon!