There are so many fun reasons to make this DIY candy Barbie doll dress! It can make a great gift for any Barbie fan in your life. Not only does the birthday girl get a stash of candy, but a new Barbie too. Or, if you’re hosting a Barbie themed birthday party, have all of the guests make their own candy doll. How fun would that be?!
By the way, Sierra here, and I’m back with this fun DIY for you today! This candy Barbie doll dress was a huge hit with my nieces for their birthdays. Auntie for the win!
DIY Candy Barbie Doll Dress
When choosing your Barbie doll, it’s preferable to buy one that has a built-in shirt on. It makes it a lot easier to work with. You can sometimes even find Barbies for $5 bucks. This definitely doesn’t need to be an expensive gift or birthday party activity.
Supplies Needed for Candy Doll
- A Barbie doll (see suggestion above.)
- Paper towel roll
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Covered cardboard base to attach the doll to
- Two sheets of card stock paper
- Assorted candies for the dress
How to Make a Barbie Doll Dress Out of Candy
First, measure the paper towel roll against the doll and cut to the length of her lower body.
Tape the roll onto the covered cardboard base and slip the doll inside.
Next, tape or staple the two pieces of card stock together and wrap the entire long piece around the doll to form the dress. Once you have a good shape, tape it together and cut off the excess from the bottom so it is level with the paper towel roll.
Now, hot glue the candies onto the card stock dress. Have fun with it! The thing I love most about this candy doll gift idea is that the possibilities are endless! My kids helped me choose the different candies and also helped me glue them on.
Our picks for making a candy doll at home:
Barbie Happy Birthday DollBarbie Fairytale Ballerina Doll, Pinkccbetter Upgraded Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 30pcs Glue Sticks,Removable Anti-hot Cover Glue Gun Kit with Flexible Trigger for DIY Small Craft Projects & Sealing and Quick Daily Repairs 20-watt,BlueNeenah Cardstock, 8.5Assorted Candy Variety Mix 3.6 Lbs – Huge Party Mix Bulk Bag of: Smarties, Lemonheads, jawbreakers, Laffy Taffy and Much More!MARS Chocolate Favorites Halloween Candy Bars Variety Mix 96.2-Ounce 250-Piece Bag
You can see more of my creations in my Etsy shop, The Winking Apple (although, I’m taking a shop break right now.)
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