Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Barbie #1 Fan Foam Finger Free Pattern & 1:6 Scale Crock Pot of Meatballs-DIY

Are you ready for some football??? We sure are here at PIM! The NFL season kicks off this week and to show some support for our team, I made a small, Barbie size foam finger and this ~really cute~ 1:6 scale slow cooker of meatballs:@) The finger is a pretty quick project, the slow cooker was a little more involved, but that was mostly drying time for the glue.

For the fan finger:
I didn't have green, black or white, but did have some pink craft foam leftover from an old project
And if anyone can pull off pink, it's Barbie:@)

What I did:

  1. Trace pattern onto foam, flip pattern over and trace another one.
  2. Cut out, aim for ~outside~ of drawing line (maybe make the wrist a little wider too, got mine on, but it's tight).
  3. Glue two sides together leaving bottom open so you can slip the doll's hand inside (I used hot glue).
  4. Finish drawing fingers and outline, add #1 if desired (I used a regular size Sharpie).
And we all know football requires munchies...
Barbie whipped up a Slow Cooker of Meatballs for the game😎
Are you looking for some fun meatballs for ~your~ football party?

I started with the little container from Play Dough (either that brand or another), 
the smallest ones you sometimes see as party favors, Halloween treats or stocking stuffers.
The lids are perfect because they really look like the vessel.
I chose to keep my lid intact, you could also cut the center out so you could fill the pot with 'food'.
  1. Open container, discard play dough. Cut tab off so the top is round.
  2. Paint tops black, or color of choice. I was hoping for a shiny finish, so I used black nail polish-that didn't quite work out.
  3. I couldn't get the label off of the container cleanly, so I just spray painted silver over it.
  4. Glue 3 or 4 beads to the bottom for feet, one on each side for handles, and one to center lower front for the temperature knob. I thought Aileen's Turbo Tacky Glue might be neater than hot glue, and did spend a lot of time waiting for it to dry.
  5. Add small team logo to front if you have one:@)
  6. Roll small meatballs out of clay that will dry out. Paint them or use markers for color.
  7. Glue meatballs to top.
  8. My 'sauce' is nail polish, again I was aiming for a shiny wet look.

Make something just for fun and have a happy day🏈
Oh and... GO EAGLES!!!

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  1. OMG LYNN, I thought you photo-shopped the crock into the dolls hands...but you made it...AMAZING job, and it's adorable. I'm surely going to have to make cute and they are definitely ready for Fall! Hugs, Sandi

  2. You are amazing with your Barbie creations! These are both adorable!!!

  3. Wow!!! Barbie is set!! And now I'm craving meatballs! Hope both our teams have a good year.

  4. Oh my goodness, the foam finger and the crockpot are too cute, Lynn! Of course your Barbie is in full football team spirit. You’re so creative!

  5. Oh my goodness the crockpot and meatballs are brilliant! I'm definitely making one for the dollhouse I've been working on for my granddaughter. She'll be so excited!


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