Thursday, January 7, 2016

DIY 18" Doll Play Bath Bubbles

DIY 18" Doll Play Bath Bubbles

Have fun making your own toy bath bubbles for the 18" doll's bathtub.  I purchased the clear plastic ornament balls and the Delta Creative brand acrylic paint in the Creamcoat color Hydrangea Pink found at Hobby Lobby.  You can use whatever color you desire. 


 I chose 4 of the small balls and 1 of the larger ball.  First, remove the tops off the plastic ball ornaments.  You can discard them or save them for another project if you desire.

Then pour about 2 teaspoons of paint into the opening of one of the clear ornament balls.  Next, add about 1 teaspoon of water into the same ornament ball.  I didn't measure exact. You can add a little more if you would like. Cover the opening to the ornament ball with the palm of your hand.  Using both hands, shake well until the entire inside of the ornament ball is coated.  If your paint is too thick, add a little more water.  The paint should be fairly thin.  Then pour the remaining amount of paint/water mixture into the next ornament ball.  Repeat the same with each of the ornament balls.  You can add more paint and water if needed as you go. 

  Lay the ornament balls down onto an old rag that you wouldn't mind if any paint gets on it.  Let them dry overnight.  Turn the balls over and let them dry thoroughly.  I used hot glue to hold them together, but you can keep them apart if you would want. After the balls are dry, you will notice some streaking of the paint and that's okay.  Bubbles can have a swirled effect to them.  If you prefer a more opaque look, repeat the process until you achieve the desired look.