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Make a great skull out of a Barbie's head! Whoo!
This, personally, was free for me because I'm a girl, so I have barbies left over, haha. Also, I already had paint and scissors. I used acrylic paint, but you could probably use something stronger, if you like. You can seal this as well if it's gonna get tossed around a bit. I also used scissors instead of a razor - with this project, it might be too easy to cut yourself.

Posted by Lucifer A. from Boca Raton, Florida, United States • Published See Lucifer A.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start out with a hairless barbie head. The best way to get it hairless is but cutting off as much hair as possible and then using pliers to pull the left over hair from the plugs.
    Paint the head white or bone-colored, if you like.

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 2
    Step 2

    With a pin, trace out the eye sockets, where the nasal cavities would be, along the jawline and over the ears and downwards just a liiiittle bit to make the back of the skull. Maybe even look at a skull pictures while doing this.

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out along your jaw line and over the ears.

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 4
    Step 4

    Poke a couple holes into the eyes with an awl or a pen. Pinch the head so the eye bulges out and cut into eye. Keep trimming into eyes until all you're left with are empty sockets - ooohh. Be careful not to stab or trim off your fingers!

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next is the nose area. Carefully trim off the tip of the nose, be sure to leave the little point of the septum. If you cut it off, it's not the end of the world, haha.

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 6
    Step 6

    Paint the inside black so you can look into those black eye socketssss.

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 7
    Step 7

    Paint along the inner edges of the eye sockets, the nose hole, and slowly paint the mouth and teeth.

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, if you'd like, shade if with some grey (or tan, if you're going for the bone look).

  • How to decorate a collectible. Barbie's Skull - Step 9
    Step 9

    Don't forget to shade the temples, and voila!

    This cute little skull can find a great home in a shadow box or maybe even back on the doll - or on a new doll! Though remember to find a new way to attach it if you're putting it on the barbie again because the base of the head held onto the neck.

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Hey, you just murdered a barbie's head now you will be arrested...-.- XD just kidding!!
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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 653 projects
That is So cool, Scary, and yet sad that barbie had to be dismembered
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Livia
Livia
great idea... yeah im gonna do this this weekend
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Joanna
Joanna · 4 projects
ROFL...Wow, that has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen done to a Barbie doll. xD
Hm...It kind of looks like this would work well if you were trying to create a Harley Quinn doll. Awesome. =D
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amy f.
amy f.
cool and scary
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shelly belly!
shelly belly! · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 1 project
dude thats frecking kool!
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Arianna E.
Arianna E. · Wenatchee, Washington, US
Twisted...but way cool. Nice work! Happy
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
death to barbie
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CO + K User

messed up on a barbie project so i'll try this
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kookiegurl97
kookiegurl97 · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
this is kinda creepy.............
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