Thursday, November 15, 2012

UPDATED: Upcycled Doc McStuffins Christmas Present

My 5 year old grandaughter loves Doc McStuffins, so for Christmas her 6 year old sister made her an upcycled Doc McStuffins Doctor set.
The upper part of the stethoscope was made from an old head band that she wrapped with ribbon and then put the white felt pieces on the end to make it soft for the ears.   The ribbon and the felt pieces were attached with permanent double sided tape by Scotch Brand.  Lylli braided some doubled green yarn for the connector and for the actual stethoscope, with my cricut, we cut two circles from the glitter foam in white, a bandaid from the tan which Lylli colored the square piece with a pink highlighter to make it look a bit more realistic, then a red heart for the bandaid out of red glitter foam.  I used the deep cut blade and it worked like a charm.

Lylli thought we needed a blood pressure cuff to round out the gift, so we cut a rectangle out of brown felt.  I asked her what could we use for the squeeze part to which she replied, "Grammy we have all those pop and lock beads that we don't  play with anymore."  So I told her to go to the toy box and see what she could find.  I just happened to have some clear tubing from when my boyfriend was in the hospital for his knee surgery and I kept it knowing that it could be useful in the future.  It fit the pop lock bead opening perfectly.  We then sewed the other end of the line to the cuff and below is the result...pretty ingenious for being up-cycled and I think that it is a toy that they will have so much fun playing with.

We are still working on decorating a doctor jacket and face shield...stay tuned for more pics to come.  TLF

Here is the final pic.  jacket finished with Doc "McGia" as well as on the stethoscope and a pretty butterfly on the face shield.  TFL.


  1. This is awesome! My 4yo dd is totally into Doc McStuffin right now.

  2. Thanks Julie, She had a lot of fun making it for her sister! :)