Hi everyone! A few days ago, I got a retainer. A lot of kids in my class have them and a lot of us need braces or have them. So since I got one, of course I made one for my dolls too! And I am going to show you how to make one. : )
Here is what my finished mouth guard looks like. Summer will be getting this one.
American Girl has the healthy smiles set which comes with this retainer above. It also comes with a toothbrush, headgear and stickers that look like braces. I showed you in a previous post how you can find a doll sized toothbrush for your doll at Dollar Tree or other places. Click here to see that post.
For this craft, you will just need a small amount of polymer clay, and a garbage bag tie/bread tie. The color clay I chose was translucent with a tiny bit of blue to tint it this light blue color.
Start by taking your clay and shaping it sort of into this semi-circle shape. I made a little indention on one side.
Using something with a round tip, shape it into a mouth guard shape leaving one end up and curing the other end and sides around the round tip.
You should have something like this. Make sure it is small, the size for your doll. Mine is between 1/2 and 3/4" wide.
Next, I kinda pinched all around the rounded part.
Then with a thin round tool, I made little indentions to look sort of like the spaces for the teeth.
Take a bread tie and "unwrap" it like a candy bar, taking off the covering so you have just the wire.
I used my small doll sized pencil to make a curve.
And using the mouth guard as a guide, I left a space then made another curve.
See if it fits around your mouth guard. Mine did, so I turned it over and folded the rest of the wire under it and kind of pushed it in a little so the wire stays in the clay, then I trimmed off the excess.
Then bake it at 250 for 30 minutes.
Let it cool, and your doll's mouth guard is ready to use!
For the case, I am using a little lip gloss container. You might be able to find a pill case that would work too.
Summer is very grateful to have it. :)
I have to wear mine all day for now, even at school. Do you have to wear one?