Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Survival Doll of Your Own

A friend of mine showed me a blog called Stuff You Can't with a Survival Doll on it and I was really interested! Who wouldn't want to have one? They are so handy to have if you or your child is lost or is in a disaster of some kind and needs help. I wanted to make some for my children; all 7 of them. 

What could you Do With The Survival Doll?

  • Children could carry them when they are playing in the woods behind the house.
  • Children could take them on vacations.
  • You could make one just for your car.
  • Make one just for your home as a focal point. 
  • You could give them as gifts. The Holidays are upon us!
  • If you are a Christian it may be a good way to get the gospel out. Spread the good news
  • Beginner's Sewing Project
  • Home School project

So this is what I have done for all of us who want to have on or more of these dolls. I have created a amazon store with our particular needs in mind. (ok maybe really strong wants) We will make a small percentage from each purchase. All prices in the store are the same as on amazon.
Feeding Nine On a Dime E-store

What's In It?

  • Doll Kits of all kinds:easy to make (panel dolls), already made and intermediate level skills.
  • Doll Body section for just the bodies some with stuffing and some without.
  • Doll accessories. and doll clothes.
  • Survival Kits 
How to make a Survival Doll:

  1. Make a simple cloth doll, buy one already made or take one from your child's doll stash. 

2. Cut a hole in the back of your doll body and remove some of the back stuffing. Another option, if you have a doll body without the stuffing, is to leave it unstuffed and fill it with your survival kit and if you have an empty body you can also fill the legs with rice, beans or lentils but you need to put those in a zip lock just in case your doll gets wet. Someone might even want to purchase their doll from the thrift store or grocery store. Just look for one with a cloth stomach.

3.  Then add some velcro or a zipper or even hook and eyes or snaps and you can close the doll up. If you don't mind having to put your doll back together with needle and thread after you use your survival kit them you can just sew it back together.

4. After that you can draw on your face if you have cloth, add the hair then dress your doll and you have a finished Survival Doll. 

If you make one or more of these dolls please let me know. You can take a picture of yours and share it with me on my facebook page or in the comments. 

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