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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...

How To: Do a twisty updo on your American Girl doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a twisty updo on your American Girl doll. First, brush your dolls hair into a ponytail. After this, take a piece of the hair and twist it around with your finger until it curls. Then, take a clip and clip the twisted hair into the ponytail. Now, take another piece of hair and do the same thing. Continue to clip the hair up and repeat doing this on all the pieces of the hair until there is no more left. You will have some hair at the top and it will look cu...

How To: Do a French braid wrap around on your American Girl

In this video, we learn how to do a French braid wrap around on your American Girl. First, brush the hair out and then grab the section on the right side of the hair. Split this into three sections and then start to braid down four times. After this, you will start to French braid the hair, adding more hair in as you go down. Incorporate the middle strands in and go to the other side as you continue to braid. Pretty soon, you will incorporate all the hair into the braid. Finish this off by ty...

How To: Do a ponytail veil on your American Girl doll

In this video we learn how to do a ponytail veil on your American Girl doll. To start, you will take the top front section of the hair, then brush it back. After this, you will tie it in a rubber band and then repeat these steps on both sides of the head. Then, you will take the hair that's in the ponytail of each one and split it into two. From here, you will tie these with another piece from another side and then tie together with a rubber band. do this once more on the very back and then t...

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: Care for your American Girl doll

In this video, Sarah tells us how to care for your American Girl Doll. Tip number one is to not put any product on the doll's hair. The next tip is to not wash the hair on the doll unless you absolutely have to. Don't put pressure on her hair as you brush it, use a light touch with a comb. If your doll has frizzy hair, you can clip off the frizzy area with some scissors. If you get a mark on the doll, you can use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on her without damaging the skin. If you don't have tha...

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: Fix your American Girl Doll's loose limbs

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix your American Girl Doll's loose limbs. If your doll doesn't stand up very well because her limbs are loose, you can re-string her. First, take the knots off from around the head and then pull the head off. After this, take out all of the stuffing from the doll. From here, you will find the inner limbs with the elastic pieces on them. Take a rubber band and tie it around between the gold piece and the white piece. Do this for all the limbs, then stuff the ...

How To: Restore your American Girl doll's shiny silky hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to restore your American Girl doll's shiny silky hair. You can wash and condition the hair, use a flat iron on the lowest setting, trim the ends and fly-aways with scissors, and more! If you have done all of this and it's just not shiny enough, you can help fix it. First, you will put a plastic bag around her body. After this, this the bag so her skin won't be effected. Now, cover her face with a towel so just her hair is left. Now, take some Son of A Gun spray ...

How To: Do a fishtail braid variation on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a fishtail variation on your American Girl doll. First, brush the hair out so it's smooth and then take a section from the top right side and top left side. Cross these together on the back of the head and then grab another piece of hair. Start to braid these together and push them from side to side. Alternate grabbing pieces of hair from each side of the head, making them as big or little chunks as you want to. As you continue to cross the hair, you will rea...

How To: Do your American Girl Doll's in a ballet bun

In this video, we learn how to do your American Girl Doll's in a ballet bun. First, you will need to brush out your doll's hair and put it into a low pony tail or high, depending on where you want the bun on the head. After this, take the hair and twist it around the rubber band base and then take a thicker rubber band to tie around the bun to keep it in place. You can then place another rubber band around for decoration. This will finish the simple bun, which will be easiest to do on a doll ...

How To: Make a stop motion video with your American Girl Dolls

In this video, we learn how to make a stop motion video with your American Girl Dolls. First, you will need to get a tripod to place your camera on and move it around. After this, put your doll out and then take a quick picture. Then, move her arm a little bit taking pictures one by one. You will be moving her, going out of frame, then coming back into the frame. When you're finished, load the pictures onto your computer and then choose all the pictures that you want to use. From here, you wi...

How To: Manage your American Girl dolls' curly hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to manage your American Girl dolls' curly hair. First, you will need a spray bottle with water in it to spray on the curls. If you can't brush it, that's fine, just run your fingers through it. If you can brush it, run your brush through the hair after spraying it. To curl her hair, you will separate the hair into sections. Then, you will curl the sections by rolling them around the finger to create a spiral curl. When finished, the hair will look gorgeous and l...

How To: Do an adorable hairstyle on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do an adorable hairstyle on your American Girl doll. You will need: two ribbons and four rubber bands to do this. First, brush her hair all the way out so it's smooth. Then, part the hair into two sections on the left and the right. After this, tie the right side into a high ponytail and then tie the left side the same way. From here, you will shape a bun into the top of the hair band and then let the rest hang down. Next, you will tie a ribbon in each side into...

How To: Pierce your American Girl dolls' ears easily

In this video, we learn how to pierce your American Girl dolls' ears! Start out by taking a pencil and marking the ear where you want to pierce it at. Then, take a thumb tack and poke it through the ear where you marked it with the pencil. Then, pull it out and do the same process to the other ear. To help, pull the hair up in a ponytail so the hair is out of the way while you're doing this. Next, give the doll to an adult and grab a #42 drill bit. Put the drill into the same hole and then ge...

How To: Do a cute Easter updo on your American Girl doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cute Easter updo on your American Girl doll. To do this, you will first take the hair from the top of the head and section it off into smaller pieces. Then, repeat this same step throughout the head of hair until you have a bunch of different ponytails. From here, you will need to braid these together using three of the ponytails. When finished, you will tie the ends with rubber bands. This will complete your cute Easter look for your American Girl Doll!...

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

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a really cute hairstyle on your American Girl. First, brush the hair out and then pick up the hair from the top of the head. Brush this and then twist the hair and push it up so it creates a poofed effect. You may have to do this several times to get it right. Then, clip the hair into place and grab the right side of the hair. Twist this until you reach the base of the neck and tie it into place. Do this on the other side and then combine both sides togeth...

How To: Do mini buns on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do mini buns on your American Girl doll. Firs, you will grab a section from the top half of one side of the head. Then, you will put a rubber band around the hair. From here, you will twist the hair around the make a bun, then secure it with another rubber band. Repeat this on the other side of the head so there are two buns on the top of the head. This will look cute on the front and the back! If you want, you can keep going and make two more so you have four m...

How To: Do floating braids on your American Girl doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to do floating braids on your American Girl doll. First, take a small section from the top right side of the head. After this, brush it out and split it into three parts. Then, braid over three times and take a piece from the top and instead of adding it in, put it in the front over her arm. After that, braid over and take a section from underneath. Add this into the braid and then go over. Now, repeat the same process by putting the section of hair to the front...

How To: Do a spiderweb hairstyle on your American Girl

In this video, Sarah teaches us how to do a spider web hairstyle on your American Girl. You can do this with any doll, even if they have short hair. To start, you will pull the hair from the front of the head back and then clip it in the middle. Next, take the sides of the hair and do the same process. Repeat this on the other side of the hair, doing the same process. Next, you will split the hair in half from each clip and then meet it up with the half of another piece. Continue to do this a...

How To: Do reverse French braids on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a reverse French braid on your American Girl doll. First, part the hair in half and put one half to the side. Then, take a piece of the front on one section and split it into three. From here, you will go under the hair instead of over like a regular braid. Then, start to pick up pieces from the sides on the left and right. Put it underneath the whole braid and then go under with it to the other side. Continue to do this until you reach all the way down the h...

How To: Straighten American Girl Doll Julie's braid

In this video, we learn how to straighten American Girl Doll Julie's braid. First, you will need to take the hair out of the braid and then separate that area. From here, cover the doll with a towel and brush her hair out. Wet down the area by dipping the comb into the water and brushing it in the hair. From here, you will bring the doll over to a flat surface. Then, lay some really heavy books down on top of the strand that needs to be straightened. Do this four nights in a row, then the hai...

How To: Do a fishtail on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do a fishtail on your American Girl doll. You will need a doll with longer hair to do this correctly. Brush the hair out, then grab two rubber bands and set aside. Start out by putting the hair into a ponytail with the first rubber band. Then, section the hair off to create a double braid in the hanging hair in the back. This will create a look like a fishtail braid. Continue to do this until you reach the bottom of the hair, then tie it with a rubber band. Enjo...

How To: Do a cute easy hairstyle on your American Girl Doll

In this video, we learn how to do a cute easy hairstyle on your American Girl Doll. To start, brush your doll's hair and then part the hair in the middle. After this, break the side of the hair into three pieces and then start to braid it from top to bottom. After this, repeat the same process on the other side. Tie the bottom with rubber bands and then you will be finished with this hair style! It looks really cut on a doll that has long hair with bangs, but can also work on short or layered...

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

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cute hairstyle on American Girl with medium hair. This is great for a doll that has hair that flips out at the bottom or hair that is curly. First, you will take most of the hair, except for a thin layer of hair on the underneath area. Put a rubber band around this part of the hair, then put a hole with your finger above the band. Flip the hair through this, so the hair is sticking up. Then, curl the hair under and clip it into place on the back to finis...

How To: Flat iron your American Girl doll's hair

In this video, we learn how to flat iron your American Girl doll's hair. First, heat up your flat iron on the lowest heat setting it has. Now, brush your doll's hair so it doesn't have any lumps or bumps in it. Clip the to of the hair up and then take a small section from the bottom of the head. Then, squirt some water on the hair until it's wet. Comb through the hair and then run the flat iron through the hair very quickly. Run it through again if needed, then continue on to other sections i...

How To: Remove ink stains from your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to remove ink stains from your American Girl doll. If you get ink marks on your doll it's pretty easy to get off with just some Oxy spot treatment clear. The main ingredient in it is Benzyl Peroxide, which is an acne medicine. After you have this, you will put a little bit of it onto the stain on the doll. Apply this using a Q-Tip and not your finger, to avoid oils. Press this all over the spots on your doll, then cover the spots with plastic wrap. Put the doll in ...

How To: Make a paper mache Helm's Deep

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper mache Helm's Deep. You can make a pretty good one just using paper mache if you don't have the professional materials. Build it on a cardboard surface and then use cut outs from cereal boxes to make the structures and building features. The paper mache will go over the buildings, so you can make different types of structures. You can also use crumpled up news paper to make the terrain so it will maintain its shape. After you put the mache on, it ...

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

In this video, we learn how to do a cute hairstyle on an American Girl with layered hair. First, brush the hair back until it's smooth. Then, pull the front section of the hair back, going off from where the eyes end. Then, you will pull it up into a ponytail. After this, you will take a section from the side of the head on both sides. Then, you will bring these together in the back of the head and tie together with a ponytail holder. Now, take another section lower down on the had and repeat...

How To: Do wrapped pigtails on your American Girl doll

In this video, we learn how to do wrapped pigtails on your American Girl doll. First, separate the hair from side to side. Then, take a small section from the front of the hair and put it aside. After this, you will need to comb the hair back into a ponytail and secure with a rubber band. Secure the other side into a ponytail as well, but put all the hair back into it. After this, you will take the front from the other side and wrap it around the ponytail. Clip it into place and then you will...

How To: Do a cute downhair style on your American Girl doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cute down hair style on your American Girl doll. First, you will need to braid two braids on the doll's hair on each side. Tie it off at the end with a small rubber band. Do five of these around the head, from the top of the hair to the tip of the bottom! Line these up on the top so it looks even and not random. When you're finished, you will have a cute look that only takes minutes to create. If you want, you can tie this into a ponytail for an up-do!

How To: Redo American Girl doll Mia's braid

In this tutorial, we learn how to redo American Girl doll, Mia's, braid. First, you will need to brush out the hair for the doll. After you do this, you will take a little section of the hair from the front and split it into three. Then, take another little section from underneath this and clip it away. From here, you will start to braid the hair, clipping off the sections underneath separately so they don't get mixed together. Then, you will take the rest of the hair and put it into a ponyta...

How To: Clean your American Girl dolls' skin

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean your American Girl's dolls' skin. To start, you will need to clean the marks on the face off with a magic eraser or a mixture of baking soda and water. To defrizz the hair, you can cut off the frizz with sharp scissors. To wash the hair, make sure you don't get the base of the head wet, or this will ruin the doll completely. Straighten the braids by pulling the hair down straight. Use these tips to help keep your doll in the best shape and it will last ...

How To: Curl your American Girl doll's hair

In this video, we learn how to curl your American Girl doll's hair. What you will do is leave her hair in curlers for a couple of days and then take them out. To put her hair in curlers, you want to spray water on her hair so it's just damp. After this, you will section the hair off, them place the strands into small curlers. Do this all around the head until you have no strands left. When finished, leave her hair to dry for a couple of days. When you take the curlers out, your doll will have...

How To: Use foam to make diorama terrain

In this tutorial, we learn how to use foam to make diorama terrain. Foam will make a realistic diorama because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. You can buy this from hobby shops and even online. To put these together, you will simply use some wood glue. You can easily cut this with a sharp knife, scissors, and anything else that is sharp! You can use a hot wire cutting tool to mold and sculpt the foam as well. You can also use a hot glue gun to connect the pieces of foam togeth...