Introduction: Doll Serving Dish

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Just a few minutes and you can have a gruesome serving dish.

Any mention of this project must provide a link to with credit to Ryan McFarland.

Step 1: Get Everything Together

You'll need;

*A doll with a hollow plastic body
*A utility knife or box cutter
*A hot glue gun
*Sturdy scissors
*A plastic food container (from salsa, sour cream or something similar)

Step 2: Cut, Clean, and Cap

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Cut open the belly - you can do a smooth opening or jagged. Remove the doll's head (you might want to make a small cut at the back of the neck to make this easier). Put the open body through the dishwasher or hand wash and dry it - who knows where that's been! With the decapitated head glue the eyes open if they are the kind that close when the doll is on its back. You also can glue one wide open and the other partially for that lazy-eyed broken doll look. Put the head back on (I'd remove it when washing in the future). When the limbs are drained out and dry you should cut pieces of the plastic container to cover the openings so that they don't fill with your food. My doll needed just a squeeze of glue in two small holes in the legs and then caps on the arm and neck holes. Fill her belly up with salsa, guacamole, or anything else that is bound to make people shudder as they dip chips in.


wats-a-username (author)2010-09-14

this is umm just a "little" disturbing.

Yep yep

zascecs (author)wats-a-username2010-09-14

that's exactly what I was thinking

BOOM5601 (author)zascecs2010-09-15


Ausm (author)BOOM56012010-09-15


Treasure Tabby (author)Ausm2010-09-15

Humm the commenter is still broken.

Anyways would have been even creeper if you made the doll look like an alien.
In the cavity you could place a dish of some kind for safety reasons. In the head you can make makeshift pics and or spoons that look like eye ball stocks and or crab claw like things so that you can prevent the double dipping by letting people serve them selves on little snack platters.

Maybe for the platters you can make them look like some weird alien scales. Maybe make them out of veggies so in the end people can eat them instead of you having more dishes to wash and or garbage to throw away. ;)

cupcake43 (author)2010-10-06

uhhhh that is wrong beyond levels

RolandJunshin (author)cupcake432011-05-05

Agreed. I'm mildly disturbed at best. I mean, I'd still eat out of it. I'd just cry myself to sleep afterward.

I agree

kliu8 (author)2013-07-14

"Omg toxins" is a legit concern not people trying to find ways to criticize. So far it seems only two people out of what, 70 or so have said that without talking about ways to separate the food from the doll plastic. It is of concern that the author doesn't really mention it-and not many people know about the dangers from eating from non-food safe plastic whether it's pthlalates, or lead(commonly found in cheap toys from China), or plastic being porous enough to harbor lots of pathogens.

zieak (author)kliu82013-07-14

That's true. You should be concerned about toxins. However, dolls end up sucked on, kissed, held and spend a lot of time in contact with children. If you're willing to let your kid do that, then eating off of it once might not be so crazy. But eating out of dish like this is supposed to make you seem crazy.

CRAZEDCLAM (author)zieak2015-11-08

You could also put foil or wax paper in it!

kliu8 (author)2013-07-14

Personally I wouldn't be comfortable with kids putting it in their mouths either:
I admit though, maybe eating a little bit of dip once every few years isn't going to hurt a grown adult.

tyep (author)2013-03-05

TTownTerri (author)2011-07-06

I love this, I can hardly wait until Halloween to use this idea.

IdahoDavid (author)2006-11-02

Perfect for the next PTA meeting! If you could get a big enough doll's head it would work good to slice off the top of the head and mount it in the center of a plate to hold the chips. Or better yet, mount a hand so it rises out of the chips to hold the hollowed-out head. Yeah .... it's time to go back on the medication.

thepelton (author)IdahoDavid2011-01-05

I wonder if this could be perpetrated with a lifesize store mannekin.

miadragon (author)thepelton2011-05-14

I am going to try it. I have a few in the sewing room. My family would go berserk. Our family recipe for bread dip would look like brains and be perfect. I will have to think about the stomach contents. I'm sure I can come up with something totally gross. We are always trying to one up each other at the family Halloween party. I bet I can really be a competitor this year. Great ideas. THANKS

RaNDoMLeiGH (author)IdahoDavid2008-10-16

That's an even better idea! I would paint the face up a bit to make it look less like it was just grabbed out of the box. She needs bruises, I think, and maybe some of the hair should go missing. And definitely put in a container for the food product, if you use the head, because the food will get stuck in the hair holes and will be impossible to clean (not to mention really scary to eat from all that mystery plastic). You could mount the heads on a candelabra...

thelandlord (author)RaNDoMLeiGH2010-09-28

That 'heads on a candelabra' idea has some mileage in it... scoop the tops off and you could serve a variety of dips, or, if you can get hold of a zombie-brain jello mould the right size, whatever you fancy that can be moulded - brains in aspic kind of idea?

lisarea (author)IdahoDavid2006-11-02

Great idea, and great fodder for more ideas! I especially like this one. It would take a little more work, but I think it would be an effort well spent to make a nice ceramic bust into a casserole, so you could bake macaroni and cheese in it. (I don't usually like baked macaroni and cheese, but I'd eat it if it came out of a head.)

thepelton (author)2010-09-14

My Landlady repairs antique dolls as a business. I think I'll show her this. Mwahahahahaha!

spectacular (author)thepelton2011-01-01

Beware she doesn't chuck you out of your house...

Neon Panda (author)2010-11-25

I. Love. This. Instructable.
I onece burried my "my little ponies" and barbie dolls in the garden- ( witch was fine untill the gardner came ;] ;] )
I suppose its a new use for them. :D

jetaquatics (author)2010-10-31

We made this and also a barbie head one. Lopped the top of her head off and used small disposable gladware for the hole. Sick and wrong and we love it, they were the hit of the party!

bustedit (author)2010-09-15

It never amazes me the B.S. people spout on this site sometimes, always finding some way to criticize. There are many simple ways to contain the food and keep it away from the poison plastic baby flesh, it should not be an issue. If you like this idea, take it roll with it, adapt it however you feel fits your health concerns, and have fun.
Apart from feeling like I never really have anything to offer on Ibles, my main hesitation to post anything is reading all the doomsday gloom and negative comments.
I think this is a GREAT idea for halloween. Totally gross.

bluelantern (author)bustedit2010-10-30

so glad you said it! i agree with you,i figure if people have nothing positive to say they should not say anything than.may be its envy as they didnt come up with the idea.... i love this doll thing,it so gross in a cool way,lol.

Plasmana (author)2008-10-23

That is a really good idea, and who would eat out a doll?

haunted_lady (author)Plasmana2010-10-30

I would put a container in the doll first I know people would think it is cool but would not eat out of it!

My thoughts exactly. Not only is the inside of the doll probably unsanitary to begin with, but this is probably a little b--ch to clean out.

wncranger (author)2010-10-30

Dude, ..., that's just .... AWESOME!!!!!!! Never would have thought of it in a million years. Perfect!

Freakin Einstein (author)2010-10-21


mary candy (author)2010-10-16

you could make up this doll, make her a living dead doll ;)

BabyBisadouch (author)2010-10-15


happyjo (author)2010-10-05


sassy8girl (author)2010-09-19

this looks a lil bit disturbing

dolabil66 (author)2010-09-17

Dude your sick and twisted....AWESOME !!!!!!!! that would be great at halloween for salsa

r3nrut (author)2010-09-15

HAHAHA!!! I love it!

hungyhipo 2 (author)2010-09-15

i kinda think that is wrong

Cracknel (author)2010-09-15

You should server some "braaaains!!!!" from a doll's head :)

Fashim (author)2010-09-14


le-Sid (author)2010-09-14

Is this Dishwasher-safe?

npknhdfrvr (author)le-Sid2010-09-14

lol (Y)

paperairplanecreator (author)2010-09-14


M4industries (author)2010-09-14

Better with a tomato based salsa. More chunkiness and color adds to the effect.

SinAmos (author)2010-09-14

You must be a reptiiian.

Darwinfish (author)2010-07-16

That is creepy, sick, twisted and disturbing. I like it. XD

cindo123loser (author)2009-10-29

I will definitely make one of these for my mom :)

Speeddemonrs (author)2009-10-16

I find it really funny that there are folks that are so worried about "toxins" leaching into the food... Remember, this bowl started life as a CHILDS DOLL!! I'm not saying that it would be toxin free, but I am saying that eating out of this once a year or so isn't going to harm anyone. Not to mention that 95% of the food that is in there is supported by the 5% that is actually touching the surface of the doll.

Kudos to the twisted idea!! There are lots of spins that can happen from this starting point for sure, but there is something purely disturbing about using a perfectly clean dolly in this manner. Well done! :)

zieak (author)Speeddemonrs2009-10-17

Definitely good points!  Thanks!

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