Zombie Apocalypse Survival Doll



Be ready for anything! Make your own survival doll. 

This homeschool highschool project is to make your own doll complete with hidden survival gear. When the zombie apocalypse strikes you can just grab it and run!

DIY Zombie Apocalypse Survival Doll

I don't know about you, but I sometimes find it a bit hard to motivate my homeschooled teens.

When a friend of mine sent me a link to Catherine's Survival Doll, I knew my teenagers would love to make one for themselves.

The idea behind the doll is to have everything you need to survive hidden inside (a bit like my WWII survival pens!). Catherine's doll is filled with survival gear - she even has survival tips and instructions printed onto her petticoat.

Catherine Mcever Survival Doll

My thanks to Catherine for permission to share some of her pictures.

I loved the doll but my teenagers wanted something a bit more modern and chose this pattern for our version.

There are lots of free patterns available. Look for something with long arms and legs (so you can stuff them with dried rice and lentils - you need to eat during the apocalypse!) and a large body cavity to hold the survival gear. I did have to adapt our pattern a bit to make an opening in the back (thanks Mum!) which I sealed with velcro.

It doesn't have to be a doll of course! How about a stuffsack?

Survival Doll - stuff with lentils

After stuffing the arms and legs with dried food, we stitched them into place, and turned our attention to what survival gear we would hide inside our doll. 

This would make a great project all on its own - and I am sure your teenagers will have their own ideas.

Survival Doll Gear

As homeschoolers we already had quite a lot of stuff :)

We added matches, water purification tables, a penknife, a survival blanket - and one of these para-cord survival bracelets. Here are more ideas to get you started.

If your children are on the younger side, then we really enjoyed Survive on a Desert Island by Claire Llewellyn - or try The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brookes for older kids.

Survival Monster Doll

This was a fun project but did take some sewing skills. If you aren't very crafty, then why not just have fun collecting your survival equipment together in a backpack. 

There are lots of directions you could take this project in - food storage, first aid, weather conditions. I hope you have fun with it!

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