Another mom is proving that toy companies don’t have the last word on what sorts of dolls will find their way into the curious hands of our children.
Sonia Singh, from the island state of Tasmania in Australia, has endeared herself to parents and kids around the world by finding used Bratz fashion dolls and other dolls at second-hand shops and “upcycling” them in a “down-to-earth style.” Singh uses nail polish remover and eucalyptus oil to clean the dolls’ faces and remove their thick lipstick, heavy eye shadows and — eek! — even their painted-on eyes. She replaces it all with more child-like, makeup-free features. The dolls’ high-fashion wardrobes are scrapped in favor of a simpler look with charming, knit ensembles crafted by Singh’s mother.The result: fresh-faced dolls that look more at home on a tire swing than on the runways of Milan.
The video below has gone viral on YouTube. It has had over 12 million views and it is a good thing.
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