Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Barbie Tent or Dining Tent from Food Screen/Mesh Pop Up Food Cover

Here's another simple Barbie idea to add a little fun to doll play and dioramas for the summer... We can purchase a manufactured doll tent (starting at $20), ~or~ use a pop-up umbrella food tent instead! I picked mine up at HomeGoods etc for $3 years ago, and have never used it... Until now:@) I've even seen them at Dollar Tree. Mine is 16" wide, make sure you get one that's bigger/taller than the dolls. I think this works just fine as is, but if you're feeling crafty you can cut a slit for a door in the middle of one side, maybe glue a ribbon on each edge and add a little velcro as a closure. Wa-la, alfresco dining, or a nice mosquito proof tent for camping.
As you can see, it's a tad short for 11.5" dolls to stand (but perfect for Chelsea and Kelly)...
Mine has 1" of extra fabric on the bottom that lays on the ground, that could help add height.
But overall, I think this works for dolls that are sitting or sleeping😉

Alternately, if your kids want a floor for their tent, simply cut a piece of cardboard to size.
We seem to all have an Amazon box or two these days😏
It's amazing these dolls stay so skinny with a diet of hotdogs and Oreos...
I just couldn't get a close-up picture... The camera kept focusing on the mesh tent, not the dolls.

Barbie says, if you'd rather to go Glamping (and we may one day)...
Simply add a hanging chandelier from the center, or some battery operated lights.
And don't forget a throw pillow or two😉

~Repurpose something just for fun and have a happy day!

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6 comments:

  1. Love this Lynn! Hope you are having a nice summer.

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  2. This is adorable!!! Wonderful idea...bug free...lol!

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  3. Wow, awesome! I would love to see the Glam version as well, with a chandelier!

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  4. Great idea, Lynn! Oh yes, I can definitely see a chandelier. Now I need to find me a mesh food cover. LOL

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