McKenna's gym accessories of course! Now, I'm not just talking the hula hoop, the ribbon and the leotard (which she already owns one for her doll anyway). I'm talking the beam as well. As of right now my husband and I plan to make all of this stuff because this year Christmas is going to be more homemade.
Then I hot glued the ribbon part around the rod (covering the sharp
edge). I then wrapped a different color ribbon around the base once.
Then added a hair twistie and wrapped the ribbon around and glued it
I added a hair twistie so that the girls dolls could hold the ribbon wand by themselves.
Today we're making the Hula hoop.
First I went to Lowe's (because during one of the Lowes Build and
Grow workshops I got a free $5 gift card!) and the nice people there
cut 2 sets of polyethylene pipe measuring 32inches each (about 22 cents a foot) . I also bought the connector pieces for 88 cents
each. The most expensive part of this was the duct tape (about $5
each). Still I'm spending way less on two than I would on one at the
First I had to take the tubing and heat the end up in hot water.
Then push the attachment piece in. Repeat to other side- Careful it's kinda hot!!
You should have a circle now
This is the harder part, because if you're like me you want the wrapping of the duct tape to be smooth
Ta da! The dolls will be ready for their gymnastics competitions very soon!
My other American Girl items:
feel better kit (Just like McKenna's!)
Minnie Mouse ears
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