Today I took a break from cleaning and cooking to work a little on my sadly neglected eBay and Etsy stores. We have guests arriving tomorrow, so it's just a short break. I ordered some plastic baby bottles a couple months ago so I could make "disappearing" formula bottles for baby dolls. I was pleased to find small, 4 inch bottles, with closed nipple lids, rather than a pierced nipple. A lot of people make these with real baby bottles for reborn dolls, but I find those too large and I also don't trust the flexible pierced nipple. Even though you can close the hole in the nipple, it would still be easy for a determined child to bite through a silicone nipple and drink the fake formula. That would be bad, since the formula is not made of edible ingredients and could be quite harmful if ingested. My bottles have hard plastic nipples with no hole in the nipple, so it's easier to keep the fake formula out of a child's mouth. Still, I would keep these away from kids who aren't old enough to understand they shouldn't drink it. My own children would have been able to play with these at age 8 or so, but please consider your own child's personality when making one of these to use as a toy. I sell the bottles to make these in my Etsy store and also make them to order.
|Baby Doll Bottle|
To begin, gather isopropyl alcohol, clear baby oil, and all purpose flour, along with a bottle.
|Ingredients for formula|
|Use the lid as a measuring cup.|
|Pour the formula into the bottle.|
I really like Beacon 527. It's a great all-purpose glue. I use it in my studio for making doll jewelry, jointed cloth dolls, making repairs... pretty much everything. This is a permanent glue, which is what you want in a situation like this where you don't want the lid to come off.
|Glue the lid.|
|Wipe away the excess glue.|