How Do You Keep a Three Year Old Out of Trouble?

Question: How do you keep a three year old out of trouble? 
Answer: Duct-Tape

Ha. Ha. I know. If only. But seriously. I had to get the duct tape out the other day.  Then it occurred to me, that I really need to get a little AuBrynne Dress form made so that I could have it for when she was asleep or refused to try a dress on.

Here is the final result.:

As I was going along, my mother took some photos so that I could share with you all!

First, you want to get the plastic food wrap out and start wrapping your little one in several layers.

As, you can see, my model started to bend over mid-way.  The fix in this case would have been to move the project off the craft table and on to the floor, so she wasn't in that "brace yourself" stance. But I didn't, so it was a more bent over form.  Which was OK, in the end.

Then you want to start applying the shortish strips of duct tape.  The length of the strips will depend on the size of your model.  I used mostly 8 to 10 inch strips. I started in the front and then moved to the back.

Then, you're going to want to mark some reference lines.  Waist, hips, neckline, shoulders etc.

Then, CAREFULLY cut off the layers.  I basically made sure my fingers were under the blade of my scissors, so I would not cut any precious skin.

You will then have this nice shell.  I cut out a couple of card-board pieces to stabilize it so it wouldn't collapse.  Then I stuffed her with crumpled up newspaper. 

I then cut ovals of cardboard and put them in the arm sockets.

I added a hanger and sealed her up with some more duct tape. 

And this is what it is finished!  

Now, go try it with your little ones. 
It will occupy some time and they will giggle the entire time!
 It's very fun!
 I promise!

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  1. Well.... that exercise ought to give you an accurate dress form for about 2 weeks. She is a sprout!

  2. Clever!!! She's adorable and you've gotta love the age of 3 :D so fun! I am your newest follower of your delightful blog and I hope you stop by Frou Frou Decor..I love new friends! I would also love to invite you to link up to my Fabulous Friday Finds party, every Friday! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  3. I am nervous, but excited to try this. I have been meaning to make one for myself but starting out on my toddler might just be the way to go.

  4. Holy Moly! I don't think my boys could ever be that patient! Hi! I found your site off of Today’s Creative Blog and I just love your craft! I just signed up to be your newest follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at http://www.modernfamilymagazine.com



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