May 22, 2011

Doll Cast

Last night my 13 year old daughter came home from a babysitting job with super sad news.  A little girl that she adores, and loves to babysit, took a tumble earlier in the day - luckily NOT while under my daughter's watch - and had broken her arm. 

Miss M really wanted to do something for her little friend so even though it was late, we headed to Walmart for a treat.  We ended up coming home with a cute little doll and decided to make the doll a customized removable pink cast. 

I gave Miss M, that's what I call my daughter, some pointers but for the most part she created the cast all on her own and I must say, it turned out ADORABLE.  If you ever have the need to make a removable cast for a little doll, here is how to do it....

Step 1:  Cut a piece of felt to size so that it fits the doll arm and slightly overlaps. You'll end up with something like below (ignore the pink on the edges, this was taken after the cast was already made.)  The little notch is where the thumb goes.

Step 2:  Cut strips of grosgrain ribbon and using hot glue, adhere them into place on top of the felt.  You want them to slightly over-lap each other so that it looks like the texture of a real cast.

Step 3: Adhere some small strips of Velcro and then add cast to your doll. Seriously, it really is that simple. 

Now our cute little friend has a snuggly little doll with a cast that is just like hers.  Some how I think it makes having a broken arm just a little more enjoyable.



mysteryhistorymom said...

Precious! Thanks for sharing! Lori

Sophia said...

What an adorable idea! My kids are fascinated with the "doll hospitals" they've seen here and there, so I think I'll end up making a few of these. :)

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

Ooh! My hypochondriac kid would love this! LOL
I would love if you would link this up to our Monday Playdate at

Come & Play :: Monday Playdate

Stephanie Hillberry said...

Okay...this is just adorable. I don't have children (yet) and therefore normally don't read a ton of toy-related posts, but I couldn't help but be drawn to this one. I'm remembering this for future reference!

Also--you must be a great mom. I think this is the kind of thing your daughter will remember her whole life:)

Stephanie from Deviantly Domesticated

gzarbok said...

Your cast is by far the most realistic cloth cast I found. It was easy to make, infact I made them to fit dolls, my daughter and son. I used it to pull a April Fools prank (which worked extremely well) and I shared it on my blog. I hope you don't mind, but I referenced your site. Thanks!
Gina said...

This so cute would make any body happy,great job...Cookie17

Unknown said...

Thanks for the directions. Just made a cast for my son's stuffed monkey. It looks great, and my son loves it. Perfect!