DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Practice Bar

Posted on Jul 8 2014 - 3:21am by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Practice Bar

DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Practice Bar

My daughter loves gymnastics, so making her American Girl a gymnastics set with a practice bar has been very fun for the both of us.  I love making the set pieces and she loves posing the doll and taking pictures.  Right now I don’t know how many parts there will be to this series, but I do know that we are not done yet!  Check out what we’ve created so far:

Part 1: American Girl Doll No-Sew Leotard

Part 2: American Girl Doll Floor Beam

Part 3: American Girl Doll Balance Beam

 Shopping list:

1 – 1×2 @ 8 feet 
1 – 3/8’’ Dowel @ 10 1/2″ inches or longer (you can cut down to size needed)
Wood Glue
Kreg Jig
1’’ Kreg Jig Screws ( An 18 gauge nailer with 1 1/4’’ nails would
work too)
Lightweight Spackle

Cut List:

2 – Sides – 1×2 @ 13’’
2 – Feet – 1×2 @ 7’’
1 – Bottom Support – 1×2 @ 9’’
1 – Bar – 3/8’’ Dowel @ 10 1/4’’

Tools: 

Tape Measure
Kreg Jig or 18 Gauge Nailer
Miter Saw or Circular Saw
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Pencil
Sanding Block

Step 1:

Pre-drill the holes for the dowel to fit into.  They need to be 1/2″ deep and 3/8″ round.

Now take your bottom middle support that you have Kreg jigged and screw it into the left foot and the right foot.  If this sounds confusing, see diagram below.

american girl practice bar step 1

American Girl Doll Gymnastics

 

Step 2:

Attach the left and right support posts by screwing them into the bottom supports.  You can nail it from the bottom and use wood glue.  I think it’s stronger if you use your Kreg Jig for this project.

american girl practice bar step 2

 

Step 3:

Insert the wooden dowel.  I painted mine the color I wanted before inserting it.  Just use wood glue to keep it in place.

american girl practice bar step 3

 

The finished project should look like this!  Sand it and paint it and it is ready for your doll to use!

 

AGD High Bar Picture

 

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DIY American Girl Doll Gymnastics Practice Bar was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jos November 25, 2016 at 10:40 am -

    I wish I can do this, but I can’t because I don’t have any of the supplies. Is there any way I can do it, but without any of these supplies?

  2. jojo November 10, 2016 at 8:09 pm -

    omg i love it

  3. Julia.H March 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm -

    Wow! Must make!

  4. Avery Millar September 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm -

    This is so cool you guys are so creative!!!!!!