No More Naked Barbies

SAVE MONEY.

I saw a post about this on Pinterest and thought, duh, why haven’t I done this yet?  Emden is not old enough to play with Barbies but my two boys like to get them out occasionally and play with some of my old ones.

I have to admit feel a bit awkward when I walk into the room and there are naked Barbies laying around, but then I look at Rylan’s face and he doesn’t seem to even notice their bareness as they wait for their new wardrobes.  Regardless, there will come a time when he will notice, as well as my daughter Emden, and since Barbie’s figure is so unrealistic I felt it best to try to cover her lady parts as much as possible.

Plus, in the future I plan on teaching Emden about dressing modestly, so it would be more congruent with my teaching for her Barbies to also be modeling our values.  I chose to give all of our Barbies one piece swimsuits and I made them all strapless, not because of modesty, but because I didn’t want lines to show if the outfit was strapless or spaghetti strapped.  Of course, Barbie’s swimwear is totally up to you so you can give her a bikini or halter top if you prefer, I just thought I would mention the line thing because it might be something you wouldn’t think about!

Anyway, this is probably the easiest project ever and only took a few minutes from start to finish.  I had fun making different swimsuits, but I must admit I felt a bit wrong while coloring Barbie’s private parts–AWKWARD!  Anyway, as much as I felt awkward coloring on her suits, I didn’t feel awkward at all leaving them lying around technically naked.  They look totally clothed all the time and that’s a good thing.  Plus, they’re always ready for a swim party and I didn’t spend any money on their new clothes!

no more naked barbies

Supplies:
  • permanent markers or fingernail polish
Game Plan:

1.  Using a permanent marker of fingernail polish, draw on swimsuits in desired fashions.

I liked the two methods equally.  The fingernail polish can cover more at a time, but it requires more coats.  You can actually do both sides with fingernail polish and then position Barbie with her but up and head down for her to dry…I thought I would have to do one side at a time, but then figured out I didn’t have to.

no more naked barbies

BEFORE: Inappropriate

no more naked barbies

I hope she likes the color red!

no more naked barbies

Basic suit completed

no more naked barbies

Finishing details put on

no more naked barbies

AFTER: Appropriately dressed for a pool party

no more naked barbies

no more naked barbies

I think they are loving their new suits!

no more naked barbies

BEFORE

barbie painted on swimsuits

This is how I positioned the Barbies to let the fingernail polish dry

no more naked barbies

AFTER

no more naked barbies

The two on the outside are done with fingernail polish and the one in the middle is done with a Sharpie

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