Vampirina Ballerina Review and Craft


For Picture Book Month I’m reviewing Vampirina Ballerina.

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace is an adorable book about a little vampire who wants to be a ballerina. It encourages being yourself, trying hard, and rejoicing in your achievements.

We had a great time reading this together and then making a little Tutu craft for the girl’s barbies.


Rickrack or ribbon – small pieces will do

Tulle – about 1 yard

IMG_21421. Start by measuring your rickrack. You want it to be about 1 foot long for a barbie doll.

2. Next cut your tulle into 1/2 inch X 2 foot strips. You can trim these later if the skirt is too long.

IMG_2149 3. Lay your rickrack out flat and tie your tulle strips onto it making a knot in the middle of your tulle (around the rickrack) Keep adding tulle until your skirt is nice and floofy.

You want to cover about 1/3 of your rickrack in tulle. The extra ends are going to be used for putting the skirt on your doll.

Once you have all your tulle on your ribbon or rickrack wrap it around your doll and tie a bow in the back.


The girls had a blast making little tulle ballerina skirts for their dolls!


(6) Comments

  • BookBairn
    16 Nov 2015

    Love the idea of making dolls clothes inspired by book characters when my little one grows old enough to appreciate it! #picturebookmonthbloggers

  • Emily
    13 Nov 2015

    Looks like a cute book! How fun to make a fun craft to go with it! Making out fits for Barbies is always fun!

  • Ashleigh
    13 Nov 2015

    That’s a really cool craft and I like the book review! Thank you for sharing, I will have to get it for my daughter!

  • alishia
    12 Nov 2015

    I always like finding great books to read with my girls. thanks!

  • Samantha
    11 Nov 2015

    What a cool craft – I am going to have to save this one for my students!!


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