June 27, 2013

Fever Thermometer for American Girl Doll

What you need

  • paper
  • craft stick
  • 3/4" 18 gage nail
  • hot glue gun
  • glue
  • acrylic paint (white or whatever color your thermometer is going to be)
  • silver paint (optional)
  • permanent marker (optional)
  • acrylic sealer

How to make the thermometer

1.  Cut 1" piece from craft stick

2. Cut 1" strip of paper along the long side (11" long)

3. Wrap paper tightly around craft stick and glue last 1"

4. Fill one end of wrapped craft stick with hot glue and form a rounded end

5. Glue nail into middle of other end

6. Cover nail with hot glue and form a V shape to handle

7. Cover with acrylic paint

8. You can either download and print the display (in Fahrenheit and Celsius provided) or
    you can draw it with permanent marker
    You could put the normal temperature on one side and fever temperature on the other side.
    That way you doll can be sick or healthy.

9. I dipped the tip of the thermometer in silver paint, to make it look more real.

10. Seal with acrylic sealer

You are done !!!

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  1. great job! can you make one without hot glue? i don't have any