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Halloween Zombie Dolls



There is something deliciously fun about making something creepy.

Especially when you start with those naked dolls from the craft or dollar store. You know, the ones with the plastic hair, blinking eyelids and stiff lashes. (Shiver.) Well, I decided to give those babes a mischievous Halloween makeover with the help of a bit of black paint.

The dolls come in a variety of sizes, and even scarier – you can even score a bag of heads and arms for under $5. Can you imagine how cute it would be to have a Halloween zombie doll crocheted tissue-paper cover in your bathroom for your party?

Even better, zombie doll cupcake toppers with black icing! You could even go the Toy Story route and mix and match heads, torsos, legs and arms with other dolls or toys. I opted for the classic full-bodied dolls and had just as much fun. Try it and you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s what else we’d like to do with these dolls: Create one of an alter ego of your “dark side.” Use as trophies for a costume contest. Use as a craft party activity.
1 plastic doll body with flat feet (so they can be easily glued to base)
White craft paint with drops of black and blue mixed in for the skin tone
Brushes (thin and medium)
Fabric scraps, thread, ribbon
Chain and trinkets for jewelry
Hot glue gun and glue
1 wood base
Spray glitter (optional)

Tie the hair away from the head. Paint the entire body and face with the white paint. Use a liner brush and the black paint to add the eyebrows, liner, lips and tattoos. Let dry. Add clothing using the fabric scraps. Add the jewelry. Glitter as desired. Glue the feet to the base. Paint the base. If desired, add a coat of silver spray glitter to the hair.

Author of Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life ($19.95, Rayo Books, an imprint of Harper Collins).

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4 thoughts on “Halloween Zombie Dolls”

  1. I love this idea and I’ve kept it in the back of my head for at least a yr or two now. I went to MANY places trying to find these dolls and NO LUCK WHATSOEVER!!!!! 🙁 They are very hard to come by these days!


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