How to Make Oatmeal Containers Baby Doll Cradles Craft for Kids

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If you make a little cradle like this for your favorite doll, you can be sure she won’t disturb you during the night with her crying.  This oatmeal container / box cradle is very easy to make and it really turns out great. Have fun!

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How to Make Oatmeal Containers Baby Doll Cradles Craft for Kids



How to Make Oatmeal Containers Baby Doll Cradles Craft for Kids

Crafts Materials Needed:

- oatmeal box

- cardboard

- ruler

- pencil

- magazine cut-outs

- glue

- scissors

- paints and brush or crayons

Step 1

Remove the cover from the oatmeal box and save it as you will need it later.



Remove the cover from the oatmeal box and save it as you will need it later.



With a pencil and ruler, mark off 2 and 1/2 inches from the bottom of the box, for the hood of the cradle.



mark off 2 and 1/2 inches from the bottom of the box, for the hood of the cradle.



Cut away the upper half of the remainder of the box. Directly in the center of the under part, and one inch from each end, make two crosswise slits, a little more than one inch in length, as in the illustration above.


Step 2



Cut two rockers from cardboard, with a small tab at the top



Cut two rockers from cardboard, with a small tab at the top, as in illustration B.

Step 3



Fit the tabs of the rockers into the slits in the under part of the cradle.



Fit the tabs of the rockers into the slits in the under part of the cradle. Try your cradle, it should rock nicely.

Step 4 (Optional) : Decorate Your Cradle with Paint or Decorative Papers or Magazines



Decorate Your Cradle with Paint or Decorative Papers or Magazines



Glue the cover back onto the box for a footboard. Paint the cradle and allow it to dry thoroughly. To decorate the cradle, glue on magazine cut-outs, or decorate with colored wax crayons, as in illustration C.
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3 Comments

  1. Amy

    05.02.2011

    Excellent idea. Thanks

  2. Grandma

    11.21.2012

    I remember this from my childhood. Will make one for my granddaughter! Thanks for the trip back in time.

  3. admin

    11.26.2012

    :)

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