How to Make a Doll Popsicle

Two Methods:Rolled popsicleRectangle popsicle

Iced treats for your doll are fun and easy to make. To make popsicles or iced lollies, you can make use of items you have around the house, plus some craft materials. These are simple to make and they're fun to play with.

Method 1
Rolled popsicle

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    Choose the stick (holder) for the popsicle or ice lolly. This might be a flat toothpick for a Barbie doll, or for bigger dolls, use a craft stick or skinny stick. Cut to the length you think will be realistic for your doll to be holding (be sure to account for the paper being added to the stick too).
    • If there are sharp edges after cutting the stick, file off using a nail file.
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    Cut a strip of colored recycled printer paper. Choose a realistic color, one you'd find in real popsicles or ice lollies.
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    Run paper glue along the end of the strip. Place the stick onto the end of the paper, firmly pressing it down onto the glue. Be sure to leave enough off the paper for the doll to hold as a handle.
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    Begin rolling the stick to gather up the paper. Keep rolling and rolling down the strip until the popsicle or ice lolly is the size you'd like it to be. Glue the last part of the strip and roll this into place to complete the popsicle. Allow to dry.
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    Add glue to the top, press closed and let dry. This will remove any hole or opening from the top of the popsicle. It is important to remove any gaps, in preparation for sanding the popsicle.
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    Using a nail file, sand the top of the popsicle to make it rounded.
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    Paint one layer of Modge Podge or clear school glue. This will seal the paper and ensure that it won't unravel when played with. Let dry.
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    Finished. The popsicle or ice lolly is now completed. Make as many as you wish.

Method 2
Rectangle popsicle

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    Choose the stick (holder) for the popsicle or ice lolly. This might be a flat toothpick for a Barbie doll, or for bigger dolls, use a craft stick or a skinny stick. Cut to the length you think will be realistic for your doll to be holding (be sure to account for the paper being added to the stick too).
    • If there are sharp edges after cutting the stick, file off using a nail file.
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    Cut out a small rectangle of foam. This should be about three quarters the length of the stick and a reasonable width in comparison to the size of the doll holding such a treat. This forms the base of the popsicle or ice lolly.
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    Cut out a small square of recycled colored printer paper. Use a realistic color, one that would match a popsicle or ice lolly.
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    Roll the piece of paper around the foam piece. Cut off any excess, then glue firmly onto the foam piece. Allow to dry.
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    Glue the paper-covered foam piece to the stick. Keep the glued side of the paper facing onto the stick.
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    For longevity, spread one layer of Modge Podge or clear school glue over the top. This will protect the paper during play.
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    Done. Once the item has fully dried, it can be used with your doll.

Tips

  • A popsicle holder can be made by cutting out a small block of foam, then covering it with some pretty paper. Push the sticks into the foam in neat rows, leaving the paper popsicle ends sticking upward. Have Barbie or your other doll carry the popsicles out to her friends.
  • You can use hard or soft foam to make the popsicle. Hard foam can often be rescued from packaging boxes, especially those used for electronics and fragile items.
  • Look around your home; what other objects can you turn into doll popsicles? Bottle caps, broken toys, things in the craft box, etc., may be a source of new and interesting popsicles if you put your imagination to it.

Things You'll Need

Method 1:

  • Toothpick, craft stick or skinny stick
  • Recycled colored printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Nail file
  • Glue
  • Modge Podge or clear school glue
  • Paintbrush for Modge Podge (if using)

Method 2:

  • Toothpick, craft stick or skinny stick
  • Small piece of foam
  • Colored printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue for paper
  • Modge Podge or clear school glue
  • Paintbrush for Modge Podge (if using)


Article Info

Categories: Kids' Crafts