Fun Ways to Play with Barbie (Plus Giveaway)

Barbie Giveaway

Sponsored by Barbie & Digital Parents I was eleven. On a visit to the toy section (in Myer by memory), I spotted a doll and immediately fell in love with her. It’s the only time I remember really (really!) wanting a toy as a child. I hadn’t seen a Barbie like her before. She had crimped […]

DIY Barbie Tote Bag

Make a Barbie Tote bag (that fits in a lot of cute things inside) out of a small bottle

My kids tend to play with toys in ebbs and flows. Sometimes they are more into Lego, and sometimes they are more into Barbie play. Whatever the kids are into, I do like to look for ways to facilitate and extend their play (like when we made doll clothes out of organza gift bags).  We recently […]

DIY Barbie Bed (out of a shoebox or cereal box)


Make a Barbie sized bed out of a shoe box, or even a cereal box. It’s effective, practical and a fun way to extend Barbie play.  Below is a step by step process how I made the beds. Materials Box (big enough for the Barbie to lie on) Cardboard Hot glue gun & sticks Wadding Lace […]

Review: Super Sparkle Barbie

Princess Kara  Super Sparkle - From Barbie in Princess Power

We got a first look at the brand new Barbie doll from Mattel, set to be released in March 2015.  Meet Super Sparkle (or Princess Kara when she’s not in disguise) in Barbie’s new movie. Barbie™ in Princess Power is the first Barbie film released at the movies (read the synopsis at the end of this post […]

DIY (no sew) Ribbon Barbie Doll Skirt

DIY Barbie Clothes

I love the concept of DIY. Some people are freakishly good at it – I’m not really one of them. However, I really like the idea of making stuff yourself because there’s a lot of satisfaction and beauty in working with your hands.  I make more stuff than ever, and I want to instil this […]

DIY (No Sew!) Barbie/Doll Clothes

make barbie doll clothes

I had to google who wrote the words “necessity is the mother of invention”.  It was Plato.  And so I come to this post.  This post started on the last week of the school holidays when I hired out the latest TinkerBell movie on DVD (Secret of the Wings) for the children to watch on […]