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May 7, 2013

DIAPER MOTORCYCLE TUTORIALS AND A NEW CAKE

This past weekend I was lucky to attend a baby shower for my soon to be great-great nephew!!!! That makes me the equivalent of a great-grandparent.

Next weekend I get to attend another one for another great-great baby to come. That one’s gender is a surprise so the cake is more generic in color.

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I have made the cakes before and you can see my tutorials here and here.

This time I tried a new project. A diaper motorcycle. Too cute of course and super easy to make.

Here is what you will need:

34 diapers (17 for each tire)
A couple large rubber bands
2 bibs (or onesies)
2 receiving blankets
1 pair of mittens or socks
1 baby bottle
1 washcloth
1 chain link baby toy
ribbon in your choice of pattern/color
1 stuffed animal of your choice no bigger than 20 inches

Start with a container of some sort to help hold the diapers. A bowl, a low pan, hunt through your kitchen.

IMG_0015IMG_0010 Take half the diapers and spread them into a circle inside the container. Play with them to space them out evenly. Don’t fuss too much just yet.

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Put a rubber band around the diapers or tie them with some string quite tightly. Now fuss with them some more to space them out evenly. IMG_0012sIMG_0016

Make a second tire and keep the diapers facing the same way.

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Take some ribbon and wrap it around the centre of the tires. I staple mine nice and tight. No one will see the staples if you make that the bottom of the tires.

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Now you take one of the receiving blankets and fold it in half, long edge to long edge. Roll the blanket up starting with the open edge so you end up with a long tube. IMG_0020

You can tack the ends together with a few stitches if you like.

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Place the rolled up blanket through the front tire and then through the back tire where you will crisscross it tightly. 

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Remember to keep any staples in your ribbon at the bottom of the tires.

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I overlapped my blanket and tucked the ends back inside the wheel.

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Again a few stitches will hold it together but make sure not to puncture the diapers or you may be the one holding baby on that leaky day.

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Roll up the second receiving blanket the same as the first and pull it through the front wheel even on both sides. This will make the handlebars.

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If you are using bibs lay one over the wheel like a fender. If using a onesie then fold the arms in and tuck it down between the wheels.

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Wrap the baby bottle with a washcloth and lay this over the front “fender”. This is now the headlight.

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Pull up the second receiving blanket over the headlight and slide a chain toy down over the ends of the receiving blanket and tighten it right down to the headlight.

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You can tuck some cardboard into the ends of the handlebars for stability before you tuck them into the socks or mittens.

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You can see that the stuffie’s arms weigh down the handlebars so you should probably not lean them on the bars. IMG_0042IMG_0043IMG_0044

You can find the link for the instructions for the cake at the top of this post.

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4 comments:

Fran Ellsworth said...

This is so cute! Sharing with my daughter. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That really turned out cute! I'll bet everyone loved it:@)

Peg said...

Too cute! Love the ingenuity!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You know Lori, I see a new sideline as a diaper cake maker in your future.

They are both adorable.

Jen

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