DIY American Girl Hoverboard
Last week the kids and I were at Target getting snacks for movie night when I spotted it. The perfect thing to make an American Girl Doll Hoverboard! It might sound silly, but we have gotten over a thousand requests to make one and we’ve been brainstorming together on how we could do it. Nothing really felt right. Until we walked by the water flavor enhancers. We had to get them! Two of them to be exact since the hoverboard would need two of the exact same shapes on both sides. I picked up several different brands and played around with them in the cart getting a feel for which one had the best shape. Launa and I settled on the Market Pantry brand because we felt it had the best look. So, I guess you could say we spent about $6 out of pocket for this craft since everything else was on hand and we had to buy these to make it. We really hope you approve! #JustCraftIt
- Hoverboard Wheels
- Hot Glue
- Craft Paint
- Mod Podge or Sealer
- Carton Caps or Wooden Circles *Wheels
- Black Craft Foam or Paper
- Clear Beads, Sequins, or Silver Glitter Tape *Lights
- Water Flavoring Containers
- When painting on plastic it is always best to use a sealer. Testers paint or sealer is my first choice, but I was out so Mod Podge will have to do. Still with Mod Podge, it will protect it but if you really dig your nails in it, it will still scratch off. Testers will protect it forever. You can also just use nail polish instead of craft paint and be good to go from scratches. I am just not a fan of the finished “look” of nail polish.
- I found the wooden circles at Hobby Lobby, I have a stash of all sizes that really comes in handy when crafting. 🙂
- I did this after the video-Lightly sand the bottom of the wheels so your doll can stand on it. They will still be round, but slightly flat on the bottom so your doll doesn’t fall face first.