It’s time to get started on some do it yourself projects. Let’s begin with a couple of really easy projects. The first one starts with 2 – 4 empty yogurt containers. Be sure to wash them out clean, and dry them. Tare off a piece of tin foil that is 12 inches wide by 7 inches long. This piece is enough to cover one yogurt container, making one chair. By the way, did you know that you could get tin foil at the dollar store? It’s the perfect price for Barbie and friends project’s at home or with a group of girls at an after lunch party. Make your own table and chair set and then serve high tea and crumpets to the girls, boys, and dolls. Let everyone enjoy the fantastic world of play and make believe.
Back to the chairs…wrap the tin foil around the outside of the yogurt cup and tuck it in on the inside of the cup. Then turn the cup over, smooth it out and you are finished, How easy is that? Try it out by sitting Barbie down for a little rest and relaxation. Some Barbie’s sit better than others. You might want to just lean your doll on the chair if her legs don’t bend. It’s all about having fun anyway. Repeat the wrapping process for two more chairs and invite Ken over for coffee and cookies. He loves to eat, you know. If you want to add a table, find a container that fits with the chairs. A washed out, sanitized, medium sized plastic soup bowl works perfectly. One with a lid adds extra strength to the top, but you can just cover the bowl with tin foil either way. Just be careful not to rip it by pushing too hard on the top. Also, thicker or double layered tin foil adds more durability. After covering the top and smoothing it to fit, you might want to secure it with scotch tape underneath. Use one more yogurt cup to make a base for your table. Cover it with foil and tape it to the top piece. If you want to dress it up a little, or use a bright color, you can get colored foil at a florist shop, or look for colored foil in Christmas wrapping packages. Be sure to make this a happy, bonding project for all, and have a great time using your imagination!