DIY American Girl Doll Shopkins Blind Bags

Posted on May 19 2017 – 4:02pm
by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Shopkins Blind Bags

DIY American Girl Doll Shopkins Blind Bags

Shopkins have been around for a while now and we’ve always gotten requests to make them for our dolls. I’ve always pushed the thought aside because regular Shopkins are already so tiny! To make them for our dolls they would have to be teeny! However, we’ve been using tweezers in some of our crafts just to hold small things in place and that’s when I thought we should give the Shopkins a try. This is an adorable craft. If you don’t want to make all the individual Shopkins to go in each bag, you can stick a bead in the bags to make them look  unopened. That way you can keep all your crafted Shopkins out for display.

Materials Needed:


  • We used glossy photo paper and peeled off the top layer to get the blind bag feel. However, a good substitute would be regular printer paper and cover each blind bag with packaging tape. You will get the same affect but they will be slightly stiffer.
  • If you want a lot of blind bags but don’t want to make each Shopkin just to hide away in the bags, use beads. Put different shaped beads in each blind bag so they look full!

Watch and tell us if you want a Shopkins shelf box to put the blind bags in!

DIY American Girl Doll Shopkins Blind Bags was last modified: May 19th, 2017 by Rudy

19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Erin
    June 4, 2017 at 10:40 pm –

    What did you use to punch out the craft foam? Most of the punches Ice seen won’t punch through foam.

  2. Veronica
    June 1, 2017 at 2:16 pm –

    I love your crafts! But, I have a problem, I don’t have craft foam or puffy paint. I know you don’t need those items to make the “Shopkins”, you can just put beads in the “blind bags”, but I want my dolls to be able to “open” them and find out what they got.

  3. Bookfanatic102
    May 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm –

    AGLOVER Your welcome:)

    May 28, 2017 at 9:25 am –

    Thanks Bookfanatic102!!! That really helps!!!

  5. Bookfanatic102
    May 25, 2017 at 10:41 am –

    AGLOVER you can print it out black and white and then color it in hope that helps!

    May 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm –

    I love this craft!! I don’t have a color printer is there any way i can use the printables without a color printer??? Also can u make a hammock please??? Ive been asking for a while!!!

  7. Ruby Nicole Evans
    May 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm –

    the mini snow globes would be so cute to do during winter, or even after going on a vacation to somewhere!

  8. Jade
    May 22, 2017 at 3:52 pm –

    It’s not rude to want a shout out.

  9. Jade
    May 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm –

    These are so cute! I love Shopkinz and now my doll will too!

  10. Boomdiada
    May 22, 2017 at 10:47 am –

    Thanks so much for this! I have a friend who loves blind bags, and I’m working on her mini me doll customization, and this’ll be a perfect little thing to send along with her!

  11. purple crayon
    May 21, 2017 at 6:54 am –

    adele, it is not rude to want a shout out.

  12. Terri
    May 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm –

    Yes, please make the Shopkins shelf box.

  13. Princess Charlie
    May 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm –

    Please make pancakes Rudy!

  14. Bookfanatic102
    May 20, 2017 at 6:16 am –

    Can you make orthodontist stuff? please! and give me a shout out.

  15. Bookfanatic102
    May 20, 2017 at 4:43 am –

    What are shopkinz?

  16. Adele
    May 19, 2017 at 8:09 pm –

    Hi! I think you should make a mini snowglobe! I collect them so I thought that be cool. Also, not to be rude but can I have a shoutout if you do? I’d also like to know what you use to make your printables. This craft was cool!


  17. Terri
    May 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm –

    Rudy, you are very, very talented!

    Would you please tell me what program you use when you make your printables? I have some ideas, but I don’t know what to use.

  18. purple crayon
    May 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm –

    this is cool. i was the third view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #earlysquad!

    p.s. just craft it

  19. Sarah
    May 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm –

    Hi Rudy! You uploaded this video when I was on YT so…Can you please make doll shoes? EARLY QUAD!