Playing in the leaves…

Take your girls (Barbie and friends) outside to play in the leaves…

If you need some new clothes, you can take a little piece of tin foil and fold it up and wrap it around her waist to make a skirt for Barbie.  It is so easy to do it yourself and have fun too!

Use clear tape to hold the skirt together (in the back) and no one will even be able to see it.

Tin foil makes diy clothes easy and is fun to work with. See what else you can come up with for Barbie and her friends…

Barbie driving through the leaves…

Take your Barbie out for a drive in her pink corvette and play in the leaves with her and her friends.  Maybe they can even help you rake some leaves up into a pile and jump in them with you.



Don’t forget that Barbie wants to go with you

wherever you go…

and be your best friend.

So take her along and have some fun!

Accessories…

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Accessories…

There so many different ways to add to your Barbie world.  One of the things you can do is take Barbie shopping with you.  Here are some things I recently found at the local dollar store.

It is fun to add original Barbie furniture, but sometimes it is also fun to go to other places to find things.

This furniture is wood so it can be painted to match what ever color barbie wants today! Then you can finish it with a spray sealer/finish  to keep it fresh and permanent.

There is also plastic paint available at craft stores if you want to change the color of your plastic doll house furniture.  Don’t be afraid to do it yourself and enjoy the crafting side of playing with your Barbie dolls.  They can always sit around and watch as you help them change  their decor to a new, fresh modern look!

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What ever you do – have fun with your dolls and make sure that having fun is the biggest part of your life with all your Barbie’s and friends…

Barbie goes banana’s…

Barbie is playing outside and ends up going banana’s!

There just happened to be a freshly cut branch from a banana tree lying in my friend’s yard.  It was just too irresistible not to hop on it for a quick photo opp.

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Don’t forget to take Barbie and her friends out to play today. They will have so much fun going for a walk with you while you discover what’s happening in your world.

Do it yourself table and chairs

 

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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!