How To: Clean a hummel figurine

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean a Hummel figurine. The materials required for this task are: light fluid or ammonia, warm water soft cloth and a toothbrush. Begin by mixing the fluid into some warm water and dipping the cloth into the water. With the wet cloth, apply it onto the figurines and rub it gently. If you can't remove the stubborn spot, use the toothbrush and clean in a back-and-forth or circular motion. This video will benefit those viewers who collect Hummel figu...

How To: Paint your American Girl dolls' nails

In this video, we learn how to paint your American Girl dolls' nails. First, stand your doll up and then dip a tiny paintbrush into nail polish remover. After this, put some nail polish onto another tiny brush. Then start to paint the toes using the tiny paintbrush. If you make a mistake, just use the other brush to remove the nail polish. Don't put too much polish on the brush, or it will get messy and turn out badly. Repeat this process on the fingernails when you are done with the toes. Fr...

How To: Make bubbles for a miniature bathtub

In order to make bubbles for a miniature bathtub, you will need Amazing Casting Resin, Triple Thick, micro marbles/decorative beads, a dollhouse tub, and a miniature rubber ducky. You can purchase it in hobby stores: e.g. Hobby Lobby. Open it. Mix it well, according to the package. Poor it into the dollhouse tub. Allow the resin to set. It takes about 1 minute.

How To: Make mud and rubble in a WW2 diorama

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mud and rubble in a WW2 diorama. You can use corks as the rubble after you paint it and rip it into different pieces to make it look like destroyed buildings. You can purchase realistic water and gloss gel medium to look like water that is on the battlefield. If you mix them together with some chunky material, and then add in brown food coloring, it will look like mud. Using these tips and tricks, your diorama can look more realistic and look fantastic! ...

How To: Create solid water for miniature dioramas and models

You can paint your plaster blue and coat it with a gloss, but there are easier ways to make artificial water for miniature dioramas, architectural models and war game terrain. Easy Water is a product made up of small plastic pellets that need to be melted and poured onto the model. You cannot use this on styrofoam, obviously. This instructional video provides some alternative methods for creating water effects on miniature dioramas.

How To: Clean your American Girl doll's skin with a magic eraser

In this video, we learn how to clean your American Girl doll's skin w/ a magic eraser. First, soak your Mister Clean Magic Eraser and then squeeze the water out. From here, undress your doll and put its hair up. Then, take the eraser and rub it onto the doll's skin to clean it. Rub it gently and scrub any parts that are especially dirty. If this isn't working, add on some baking soda and scrub it further until all residue is gone. Continue to do this throughout the entire doll and then when f...

How To: Do a single French braid on your American Girl Doll

In this video, we learn how to do a single French braid on your American Girl Doll. First, brush the doll's hair back and make sure it's smooth with no bumps. After this, grab a small section of hair at the top middle of the head. Split this into three pieces and then start braiding like normal. From here, grab some hair from one side of the head and braid the hair sections over each other. Then, grab hair from the opposite side and braid the sections over each other. Continue to do this, alt...

How To: Make urban-style bases for Warhammer 40k miniatures

If you usually wind up playing Warhammer 40k on the same type of board pretty consistently, you should consider spicing up your pieces by giving them bases that look like the sort of terrain your favor. This video will show you how to make an urban environment base for Warhammer 40k miniatures that will make your pieces look that much better. And look account for so much in Warhammer games don't they?

How To: Insert eyes from the back of a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to insert eyes from the back of a Reborn baby doll. To do this, you will need: a cutting knife, glues, and the correct type of eyes for your baby doll. Start off by cutting the vinyl on the back of the head, using your thumb to push the socket back into the head. After this, cut the bottom half just enough to push the eye through the socket. Insert the eyes into the cuts that you made, letting it sit flush to the vinyl. Look at the front of the doll to make sure...

How To: Make an easy no-sew voodoo doll

Caroline Dean show us how to make a voodoo doll in this tutorial. Start by grabbing two pieces of copy paper, and tear one sheet in half length wise. Next, roll one of the half sheets into a ball, this will become the head. After this, roll the other half of the paper into a tube shape, which will become the doll's arms. Next, place the ball into the center of the copy paper and then gather the corners of the paper around the doll, and roll it into a body shape. Now place a sharp object in th...

How To: Make snow bases for your miniatures

The materials you will need to add snow and other details to the base of your miniature game figure are white tacky or craft glue, super glue, a few small rocks or pebbles, coarse turf, a small paint brush, and baking soda. Begin by using the super glue to apply a few rocks to your base. You don't want to apply too many as the main focus will be on the snow. Add white glue to the base being careful not to get any on the figure itself. Use your paint brush to spread the white glue around until...

How To: Remove American Girl doll eyes

TrollForHire demonstrates how to remove eyes from an American Girl doll. To remove eyes from an American Girl doll, first you must remove the head from the doll body. It would also help if you prepare the head by removing the hair. Once the doll head is bald, stick your thumb into the open neck part of the head and grip the doll by the nose. Place the other hand on the doll's forehead and bend the face part back. With enough strength and force, an eye will pop out of the American Girl doll. R...

How To: Repair decorative figurines with molding clay and glue

This video explains how to repair decorate figurines using modeling clay as a clamp to help you glue it properly. It can be hard to glue broken figurines, because it's difficult to keep the pieces held together while the glue is drying. He suggests using modeling clay to hold the pieces together. First stick a hunk of modeling clay to your table or work bench. Stick one part of your broken figurine into the modeling clay to hold it at the proper angle. Take the other piece and line it up wher...

How To: Fix your American Girl doll's loose neck

Learn to fix your American doll's loose neck in simple steps from this video. First find and take your doll which has a loose neck. Now untie the neck string on the back of the doll. Pull the string from both ends so that the neck of the doll becomes tightly fixed and does not loosen anymore. When done retie the neck strings back and make sure the doll's neck is fixed.

How To: Do the most amazing hairstyle on your American Girl

In this video from stephenswodadancer we learn a new hairstyle for your American Girl doll. You need 4 clips and a brush. Take your thumbs in her hair and wrap a circle in the crown of her head. Brush that part out, twist it around, and poof it up. Take the clips and put it on either side of the poof you've just made. You can leave it like that if you want or continue and take a small piece from the side of her hair and begin braiding it. Bring the braided piece across the back and clip the b...

How To: Do woven pigtails on your American Girl doll

In this video from stephenswodadancer we learn how to do woven pigtails on an American girl doll. Start by parting the hair in the middle down the back and put one to the side in a pony tail and on the other side, take a section from the top and twist it. Then take another small section and twist. It does get harder as it goes on because you're not able to hold on to everything. Make one more piece of hair twisted as well. Now take all 3 pieces and tie them together. Now put the remaining hai...

How To: Do a super cute hairstyle on your American Girl

In this video from stephenswodadancer we learn how to do a hairstyle on the American Girl doll Mia. You need a brush, 2 regular sized bobby pins and 2 rubber bands. Start by brushing her hair back from her head and hold it with your hand. Using your finger nail start at about the corner of her eye and go up on each side. Pick up all that hair in the front. Turn her around and brush it out smooth and put the bobby pins in on each side. You can leave it like that or continue on. Part the back o...

How To: Do a clipped bun on your American Girl doll

In this video from stephenswodadancer we learn how to do a clipped bun on an American Girl doll. Start with your doll's hair in a pony tail. Right at about the crown of her head works. Take the piece of hair from the top and curl it and fold it under. Clip the part that you curled to her head. You can go all the way around until you get to the bottom and keep clipping. Repeat this process all around her head until it is to your liking. This will need lots of clips so make sure you have them!

How To: Do a hair headband on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a hair headband on your American Girl doll. Brush the doll's hair out and then take a section from the bottom front of the hair. Twist this up and then do the same thing to the other side in the same spot. After you have twisted both sides, cross them both over to the opposite side of the head. After this, clip the side of the hair where the braid is left at. When finished, you will have a cute hairstyle on your doll! This work on any length of hair and only ...

How To: Do cowgirl pigtails on American Girl doll Nicki

In this video, we learn how to do cowgirl pigtails on American Girl doll Nicki. First, brush the hair out and then make a part down the middle so you have hair on both sides. Then, put one of the pigtails to the side. After this, go to the other side and brush it out again. Make this low and then tie a rubber band around the pig tail. To make it curly, you will take little pieces of the hair and curl them up with your fingers. Repeat this on the other side and then you will be finished with t...

How To: Do a cute braided hairstyle on your American Girl

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cute braided hairstyle on your American Girl. To start, you will first need to brush out the hair and then part it in the middle. From here, clip the right side of the hair and then clip the other side. Take the rest of the hair and tie it into a ponytail. From here, take the left side and start a braid, then do the same thing on the right side. When you finish, clip the middle hair into a bun and then clip the braided section in the back. This will fini...

How To: Do a hippie hairstyle on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a hippie hairstyle on your American Girl doll. To start, you will simply take the side of the hair and braid two braids into it. Pull these across the back of the head and then repeat on the other side of the head in the same exact braid. Next, you will pull these braids all together and then braid these together going all the way down to the bottom of the hair. Tie this off with a rubber band at the bottom. This will finish up your hippy hairstyle, enjoy and...

How To: Style hair on an an American Girl with long wavy hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to style hair on an American Girl w/ long wavy hair. First, brush the hair out and then grab the top left section of the hair. Split this into three and then twist these together. This will be like a French braid, but you will be twisting it as you braid. Continue this until you reach the bottom of the head, then tie it with a rubber band. After this, do the same thing on the other side of the head. Then, tie it with a rubber band in the back and you're done!

How To: Do a double twist flip on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a double twist flip on your American Girl doll. First, part the hair down the middle and then brush it out. From here, pull out the rubber band one side and then split the middle of the hair in half. Push the rubber band with the hair through this, then tighten it up. Do this on the other side of the hair to make them both even. This will finish the hairstyle on your doll! The great thing is that you can do this on dolls that have short hair or long hair and ...

How To: Do a basic French braid on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a basic French braid on your American Girl doll. First, comb the hair back on the doll and then take the top section and split it into three. From here, you will start like a regular braid, going over three times. After this, you will take a little bit of the hair from one side and pick it up. Add this to the section that is closest and pull it over the middle piece. Continue to do this on the opposite side and then go back and forth. As you go down, you will...

How To: Do a cute hairstyle on an American Girl with short hair

In this video, we learn how to do a cute hairstyle on an American Girl w/ short hair. First, brush the hair and then take a small piece from the front section of the hair. Twist this and then pull through and tighten with a rubber band. Then, part the hair in the middle and start the braid the other side of the hair until you reach half way down. When finished, you will put ribbons on each side of the hair and then brush out the excess hair in the ponytails. This will finish this really cute ...

How To: Weave ribbon into your American Girl doll's hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to weave ribbon into your American Girl doll's hair. First, grab the hair in the front of the head on just one side. After this, you will tie it with a rubber band. Next, repeat this same process on the other side of the hair. Then, do this again behind the first rubber band on each of the sides two times. Tie these together in the back, then tie in with a ribbon of your choice. Make a bow and then use another piece of ribbon to tie into the hair, finishing at t...

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