July 20, 2013

Snorkel for American Girl Doll

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What you need

  • plastic clothes hanger
  • snips or handsaw to cut the plastic hanger 
  • Glue or hot glue gun
  • paint for plastic (optional)
  • scrap piece of foam sheet (for mouth piece)
  • electrical or duck tape (optional)
  • drill (optional)

How to make the snorkel

1. Paint this section of the hanger and let dry
    (I paint it while it is still a hanger, that way I can  hang it up while it dries)

2. Cut about 6" on straight part and past the bend.

3. Optional you could drill in on the straight end for 1/2" or so. This will make it look like a tube.
   (use a drill bit smaller than the hanger diameter)

4. Take the foam and cut an oval about 3/4" x 1/2"

5. Cut 2 little squares from foam to form the "bite" of the mouth piece and glue on oval

6. Glue oval to curved part of the hanger

7. Take electrical tape and wrap once around 1/4" down from straight end.
    This is the part that is normally seen above water.

8. You can use a rubber band to attach to mask

You are done !!!

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