I have over 10 Barbie Dolls and all of them have different body shapes. Some have tiny waists and big heads, small heads and a thick body, and small heads with long legs. The thing that bothered me the most was the clothes I would buy at the store would only fit a typical Barbie Doll, so I decided to make my own!
The Fabric Trick: Taking a scrap piece of fabric, tie it around your Barbie’s chest. It will look like a crop top with a bow tied on the back. If you get a bigger piece of fabric it makes a cute Shirt. The fabric Trick works for all body designs and it takes no glue, tape, staples or safety pins. Copy and Paste this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlUE8UVIchs
How to fix greasy Barbie hair: If Barbie hair is greasy when you take it out of the package, use shampoo and rub it all through the doll’s hair, rinse all of the shampoo out, then let Barbie dry in the shower over night. This has worked for me every time my Barbie Dolls have had sticky hair. It seems too simple to be true, but it works!
Barbie accessories: Gather cardboard from any box and cut out a small rectangle. Take a tiny piece of tape and put it on the cut out of cardboard, leaving a small opening for the Doll’s hand. Now you can be creative and draw (with a pen) anything you want on the small, Barbie phone. It’s easy to make books with cardboard too! Cut out a medium-sized rectangle, then bend it in half. Cut out the same sized rectangle out of paper and hot glue them together. With a pen or pencil, create lines of different sizes to make it look like words. You can also write a title for the book if you want.
Barbie Furniture: You need hot glue for making a small couch. Pick two rocks that are a flat on one side, then hot glue them in the couch shape you desire with the flat sized facing upwards. You can use hot glue to make fun shapes on the couch, if you decide to do this you might want to paint the hot glue when it has cooled down. Hot glue fabric on the couch and it’s done. This works the same for chairs. You might want to look at other blogs or videos on how to make other furniture such as tables, desks and shelves.
Barbie Tattoos and What to be Careful of: Using a permanent marker, you can draw tattoos on your Barbie. Keep in mind, permanent marker will not come off! I recommend having an idea of what you’re going to tattoo on your Barbie before you even take the cap off the marker. If you do tattoo a Barbie don’t let a tattooed Barbie rub up on other Barbie Dolls or the permanent marker will create lines on the other Barbie’s plastic skin.
I hope you found these tips helpful and easy!