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.
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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.
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kliu81 year ago
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.
kliu81 year ago
"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)  kliu81 year ago
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.
tyep2 years ago
TTownTerri3 years ago
I love this, I can hardly wait until Halloween to use this idea.
IdahoDavid8 years ago
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.
I wonder if this could be perpetrated with a lifesize store mannekin.
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
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...
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?
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.)
cupcake434 years ago
uhhhh that is wrong beyond levels
Agreed. I'm mildly disturbed at best. I mean, I'd still eat out of it. I'd just cry myself to sleep afterward.
thepelton4 years ago
My Landlady repairs antique dolls as a business. I think I'll show her this. Mwahahahahaha!
Beware she doesn't chuck you out of your house...
Neon Panda4 years ago
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
jetaquatics4 years ago
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!
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bustedit4 years ago
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.
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.
Plasmana6 years ago
That is a really good idea, and who would eat out a doll?
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.
wncranger4 years ago
Dude, ..., that's just .... AWESOME!!!!!!! Never would have thought of it in a million years. Perfect!
mary candy4 years ago
you could make up this doll, make her a living dead doll ;)
happyjo4 years ago
sassy8girl4 years ago
this looks a lil bit disturbing
dolabil664 years ago
Dude your sick and twisted....AWESOME !!!!!!!! that would be great at halloween for salsa
r3nrut4 years ago
HAHAHA!!! I love it!
this is umm just a "little" disturbing.
that's exactly what I was thinking
Ausm BOOM56014 years ago
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. ;)
hungyhipo 24 years ago
i kinda think that is wrong
Cracknel4 years ago
You should server some "braaaains!!!!" from a doll's head :)
Fashim4 years ago
le-Sid4 years ago
Is this Dishwasher-safe?
lol (Y)
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