Mom makes “American Boy” doll for son

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Gina Wagner, a mom/writer/photographer, is getting a lot of attention online for a recent project she completed.

Her son, Miles, had recently asked for an “American Boy” doll. It turns out, American Girl DOES make boy dolls, just not in their standard 18-inch size. That’s when Wagner decided to create her own.

In a blog post, she explains how she turned an 18-inch Madame Alexander doll into a mini Miles. “In all, I invested less than $50 and a couple hours to give my son the doll of his dreams,” Wagner wrote.

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She said Miles loves his new toy– and he’s named him Fred Jones!

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2 comments

  • Fran

    I’m having a hard time with how much attention this cute craft project is getting. The boy wanted a doll. Apparently he’s been raised to want a very expensive doll from a company that doesn’t make boy dolls the right size. His mom modified one of the company’s girl dolls. (Heaven forbid he would play with a girl doll.). End of story. All my boys played with dolls at this age. Some boy dolls (anatomically correct), some girl dolls. Nothing newsworthy. Read “Williams Doll”.

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