Thursday, November 21, 2013

Styrofoam Doll "Cupcakes"

My kids and I have been enjoying making doll crafts for our homeschool craft classes this year. Our most recent project involved making these faux cupcakes from mini cupcake liners (I think they were really for chocolates), the smallest Styrofoam balls I could find (I chose the smooth-coated ones), some dimensional fabric paint, and some sprinkles/glitter.

As you can see, we went heavy on the sprinkles! :)

If you want to make some, too, I'll tell you how we did ours.

First of all, you want to add hot glue to a Styrofoam ball at the bottom and up the sides, doing just one at a time. Press them into a mini cupcake liner, making sure that they're attached at the side edges. Try to keep your cupcake liner flat on your work surface while you do this, or you may find that your liner has curved around the ball at the bottom and won't stay flat on the table.

Next, you'll want to paint the tops as carefully as possible. We used fabric (dimensional) paint, but we still had to use paintbrushes. If you just try to glob it onto the top, it will run down the sides of the cupcake liner and make a mess. You just want a thin, even coat.

While that was still wet, we added our sprinkles. We used some confetti and dollar store nail art sprinkles for ours. You could wait until after the next step to add sprinkles, if you prefer. I figured that two coats of paint working to keep the sprinkles on were better than just one. :)

Once that was completely dry, we added the drizzle of faux glaze (i.e. dimensional fabric paint). If you didn't add sprinkles before, this would be the time to do it.

Let it dry, and you're done!

In case you're wondering about the colors/flavors, the red is strawberry, blue is blueberry, and yellow is lemon.


Shoregirl said...

I'm sure the dolls will enjoy this new treat you've "cooked" up for them! :)