Saturday, October 17, 2020

Paper Napkin Hankie Skirt for Barbie, Kids Craft

When I started making Barbie posts back in 2013 my hope was that they'd give folks inspiration for easy rainy day projects to do with kids. This hankie skirt from a paper napkin has to be one of the easiest ideas yet:@) What I love about it the most is, you can use any color or seasonal napkin you have or would like. And the sky is the limit with the holidays coming up! Lunch napkins make long skirts and cocktail napkins make shorter skirts. This is a super economical project for a sleepover or birthday party and a great way to kill some time waiting for Thanksgiving dinner.

Of course I had to make an Eagles one too😎
This was a cocktail napkin.

What I did:
  1. Items required: Paper napkin, scissors, tape.
  2. Simply make a dot 3/4" from the corner of the napkin (the corner that would be the center of the napkin when unfolded). Note: Standard Barbie = 3/4", Curvy Barbie = 1"
  3. Draw a curve, cut the corner of the napkin off.
  4. Slip the doll's legs through the hole, scrunch napkin around her waist and tape around waist to create a waistband. The tape can be washi tape or anything handy.
  5. Done!

I think I like the lunch size napkins best.
They make a nice full skirt that kind of reminds me of the 1950's poodle style.
You could always cut the other corners to make a rounded skirt if desired.

Thinner, cheaper napkins work best (Walmart, Dollar Tree).
I wanted to show a Christmas one too but I only had a sturdy, name brand dinner size napkin. 
The napkin was too big and the paper was just too thick to drape, it didn't work.
$1 napkins are better!

✂Let's keep the kids busy and have a happy dayπŸ˜‰

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  1. How cool! My mom used to make clothes for my barbie, too. Those are great memories. Pinned.

  2. this is so awesome...can't wait to try itπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

  3. These are so did a great job! love the folds on the bodice of the Eagles dress...very creative!!! Could adapt to light weight fabrics that don't fray? I will have to give that a shot, hugs, Sandi

  4. So sweet, Lynn. I have tried to stay away from the babies and kiddies. But I have an entire box full of nursery furniture, I may have to have a baby sooner or later. this is adorable! Sandi


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