Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to week seven of Camp Dolliwatha! My theme is Fantasy/Fairytale. 🙂
Loren, Clara, Marissa, Josie, Grace, Anna, and I have been working hard to come up with crafts- and their posts were great, so be sure to check them out! 🙂 Here’s how to turn your doll into a knight in shining armor.
You will need a lot of tinfoil, scissors, a doll dressed completely in black, and tape.
Start by ripping/cutting out rectangles of foil. Two smaller ones for the arms, a larger one for the bodice, and two medium-sized ones for the legs.
Wrap the foil around your doll’s arms. Always do arms first! Here you can see that her arms are finished and that she has a large piece of tinfoil on top
that looks like a poncho.
Wrap that around your doll’s stomach to get something like this:
Half done! 😀
I polished up my mistakes- in this photo, you can see that the top of her “armor” looks less sloppy. To do this, just take pieces of foil and cover any open areas. It should resemble a long-sleeve t-shirt.
Now take the pieces that you’d cut out for the leg and d what you did for the arms. Wrap it around, and tape in place if needed.Now, you have two options for this. You can either just wrap it around your doll’s waist like a skirt, and tape in the back, OR you can put the sheet under the doll, and fold it up on her diaper-style. XD I went with the second option.
Here she is, in all her glory!!!
This. Is. So. Uncomfortable.
She was pretty much falling over when I tried to get this pic XD
Now it’s time to make a fun prop. Materials needed:
I used thick white craft foam for the sword, in case you were wondering. 😉
Cut out pieces shaped like this. The one on the right is basically a T shape.
Take that one, and a long piece of black electrical tape. Wrap it around the handle of the T.
Now, cover it with tape,
Trim off any excess,
Until you are satisfied. (The handle ended up being too long, so I cut it after I took this photo)
For the blade, cover the triangular shape with a smaller piece of foil. Trim. Because I was lazy, I just taped it onto the handle. 😉 As a detail, I used some shimmery nail polish on the handle.I think it looks pretty cool! 😀
Now for some extra pictures:
A brave knight and a fine steed. <3<3 ❤ ❤
Did you like this craft? It is a bit time-consuming, but worth it in the end! 🙂 If you do make this, email Loren (firstname.lastname@example.org) up to 3 pictures and they will be featured in her Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday.