Hello! Today I have a fun craft for you. You will need your parents help for this craft. We are going to make a kitchen or office chair that is pretty easy to make, and it looks kind of modern/retro.
Here is the chair we will make.
It was inspired by chairs like these.
Or these dining chairs...
So all you need is some of this wire from the hardware store, (I don't know what gauge it is, but it's pretty sturdy but still bendable) some wire cutters, craft foam, scissors, and glue gun and glue stick.
Start by asking your parents to help you cut the wire. You need about a 34" long piece. Make sure the wire you have is sturdy enough for a doll chair. You don't want it to be just floral wire or something like that. It has to be a little thicker.
Next just start bending it. It's a little tough, so you should ask for help. Also be careful so you don't cut yourself with the wire ends. (You can cover the ends later with a pony bead.) You can use something like a small flashlight or a marker or something with a round handle to wrap it around, or just do it by hand, but it has to be neat. So bend at 4", then over 4", then down 3" like a stair shape. Then you will bend it back 4". That makes one side. Go across about 4 1/2", then forward, up, back, and up. If that sounds confusing, just make sure the sides match. See below.
Bend until you get this shape.
Then take your craft foam and cut 2 rectangles big enough to fit across the back and bottom of your chair and slightly wider so you can fold it under and glue.
Here I have glued one side of the seat on by wrapping the foam around the metal and gluing. Craft foam glues to itself really well.
Here is how it looks. This is the bottom of the chair. Now I am going to wrap and glue the other side to complete the seat. As you can see, I have already glued the piece of foam for the "back" on, but I glued it right onto the metal instead of wrapping it. Or you could wrap it around like I did with the seat to hide any glue and metal showing in the back.
Here is the completed chair.
This chair is really sturdy. I think it would look great as a dining chair, but until I make 5 off them, I think I will be using it as an office chair.
Here is the back. You could use a different glue that is less messy. I just used a glue gun.
Sarah thinks it is very comfortable.
Some of you have asked where this chair in the front is from that I have used in some of my posts. It is a retired AG desk and chair. But I think Sarah's new chair is a great option if your doll needs an office chair.
Here they are side by side. Sarah actually fits better in the one I made. She won't stay in the AG one unless she is tucked under the desk because it is a little small. It's still really cute though.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!