August 22, 2013

Pencils and Case for American Girl Doll


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What you need

  • bamboo skewers or 1/8" wooden dowel (preferred)
  • yellow, silver and pink acrylic paint or permanent markers (for pencil)
  • acrylic paint or permanent markers of various colors (for colored pencil)
  • acrylic sealer (optional)
  • piece of fabric for pencil case
  • zipper (7" or more)  for pencil case

How to make a pencil

1. Cut a 2 1/2" piece from dowel.

2. Use a sharpener to sharpen the dowel on one side.

3. Paint yellow, pink and silver as shown in the picture

4. Paint the tip of the pencil black for the lead.

5. Seal painted areas with acrylic sealer (optional)


How to make a colored pencil


1. Cut a 2 1/2" piece from dowel.

2. Use a sharpener to sharpen the dowel on one side.

3. Paint in whatever color you want
    Leave the sharpened end color free and also the back end

4. Paint a small dot on the back end in the same color as the pencil for the "lead"

5. Seal painted areas with acrylic sealer (optional)


How to make the pencil case

1. Cut a piece of fabric 3" x 3 1/2"

2. Fold the 3 1/2" sides 1/4" in and attach zipper (open zipper all the way, that helps)


3. Cut 2 circles with 1 1/4" diameter

4. Sew circles onto main body



You are done !!!

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