How to Make DIY Doll Swimming Pool -2 Methods/Designs- One Holds Water!

Ciao lovelies! Today we're making swimming pools for mini dolls! I have two methods to show you today. One can actually hold water! The other is for toys that should not go in water, like Calico Critters.

WARNING- These DIY's use a Hot Glue Gun. Even low temp hot glue guns can get quite hot so please if you are younger, get adult supervision when making these crafts. 

What You'll Need for Both Methods:

You will need:
- Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue
- Popsicle sticks in normal and jumbo size
-A disposable plastic container like a Num-Noms Dippers container
- Craft foam in various colors
- Small toys like Calico Critters and Monster High Minis to measure size
- Scissors (Not Pictured)

How to Make Method 1 - DIY No Water Doll Pool

For this method you need Blue Craft Foam, and Popsicle sticks. 

Step One:

Start with a rectangle of Blue Craft foam. If you need to, cut it down to the size you would like. This size is the standard size in a multi-pack from Walmart.

Step Two:

Hot glue down a "frame" of Popsicle sticks around the perimeter of the blue foam. 

Step Three:

Keep stacking and gluing more Popsicle sticks around the border until it's tall enough to be a reasonable "pool" for your mini dolls.

And You're Done!

This pool is best for mini dolls like Calico Critters, which shouldn't go in real water.

But if you do want real water in your pool for other mini dolls....

How to Make Mini Doll Pool Method 2- That can Hold Water

For this method you will need a disposable plastic container, craft foam, and Popsicle sticks.

Step One:

Cut out a ladder out of craft foam in your desired color.

Step Two:

Hot glue popsicle sticks to the sides of the ladder. 

Step Three:

Add your desired decorations to the pool. I added a "bat" bow made of craft foam. (PS- Want a Bat Bow tutorial? Leave a comment!)

And You're Done!

This pool can actually hold water! Perfect for your plastic mini dolls to cool off this summer!

What do you think of these DIY's? Will you be making either of these pool methods? Let me know in the comments!
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