Coffee Filter Wedding Dress for Ariel
So after 3 days of playing with Ariel and Prince Eric, Mary noticed that the tissue wedding dress we created for Ariel was not quite holding up. As happy as I was to make it so quickly and pleased that it came out surprisingly beautiful... it was not very durable. My sister, Jen, mentioned that I could try to use a coffee filter next time because it may last longer. Great idea, coffee filter paper is very durable! If I could make this work, Mary could get really creative in designing different dresses for all her dolls. She could color on the filters, "tie-dye" them with water colors, or embellish with stick-on beads, stickers, glitter, etc. Here's how our first try came out....
I wasn't too thrilled with a short dress, but Mary liked it (and really that's what matters!) so I'm including the pictures...
The long wedding dress came out so nice :)
This dress is very durable and it's kind of hard to see in the pictures, but it has scalloped layers at the bottom thanks to the shape of the coffee filters... quite fancy and Mary LOVES it!!!
Colored Tissue Paper Dress for Belle
OK, so now I was curious to see how a colored tissue paper dress would look. My sweet little assistant Mary volunteered Belle to be our model. We chose red tissue paper and quickly got to work. The final touch was some sparkly white ribbon we wrapped around her waist... too cute! This is a really fun activity that takes virtually no time at all to put together, and the varieties are endless. Mary loved it and I hope you and your little girl will give it a try!!