Barbie Rehab - A Recycling & Repair Mission of Love
Help me with some ideas...
I plan to send my son overseas to visit an orphanage in June. Hope to send some Barbies with him. (Barbies are loved everywhere) I was told by a young lady that when she was in a Russian orphanage her doll was the only hug she ever got there.. that was her family. .. so.. I'm on a mission...
I finished a few but would like any ideas for cleaning, hair repair and dress-up you guys might have.
Thank You Very Much !!
Hair repair?? I don't know about that but I can do a hair do!! I use sharpie markers to colour their hair and if makeup I use blushers for eyeshadow and I use my moms black polish for the nails, make a tiara out of wire and I use paint or markers for the lips.........dress up I use a ton of things like scrap fabric,strings, buttons ...I once sewed a dress well two dresses but if I find it in my cupboard I'll take a picture of it.....I once make a bow out of newspaper and painted my barbies's bag because it was too plain.......I don't have any others, sorry!
that sounds wonderful! here is a tutorial for a barbie dress- http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/08/barbie-dress-tutorial.html
here's a tutorial on restoring doll's hair- http://cookieandclaire.blogspot.com/2011/11/rapunzel-rapunzel-let-down-yourgirl.html
here are a few more clothes tutorials- http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2012/03/barbie-clothes.html
Awesome Links !!!!!!!! Thank you sooo much ! ! ! Will be trying.. I'll post some pictures when I'm done.
I found this board on pinterest all about Barbie DIY's hopefully this will give you some ideas if nothing else:
Board was beautiful. A lot of great ideas. I think i should consider a Barbie Board too.. Thank you Libby.
apparently watered down fabric softener works as a conditioner for barbie hair
I have used regular hand lotion for both Barbie hair and my little pony hair. oh the shine!
My tip would just be to maybe send the Barbie's with "luggage" I work with a lot of little kids, and the girls love it when a Barbie comes with accessories!
Love the luggage idea !!!!!!!!!!!! Wondering about the Hand lotion - would it not attract and hold dust?
Wow. You are the best kind of person. I truly admire you for this! As for the hair, I have a few bottles of colorful hair dye that you could use to give the hair highlights maybe? If you wanted, I could send them to you since I have no use for them
Thank you big time. Extremely sweet of you.. but I would worry way to much about getting the dye on the dolls face and not being able to get it out. It has given me the idea that maybe I can try peroxide on some strips of hair.. I understand that if you put them in the sun the peroxide causes the hair to lighten without affecting the doll.
I've never tried it - don't know if it will work but if someone can tell me if they know that it will.. I'm game to try.
So far you guys have given me a whole lot of info... THANK YOU !!!!
i love what your doing it's so great! I found these two websites on how to make no sew barbie clothes
Here are some ideas for barbie accessories if you are going to make them (the second one also has clothes)
And for their hair
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