When I realized Abby was going to be getting a cane I started a search for an American Girl white cane. I couldn't find any at all. Not directly from American Girl or on the secondary market. I got conflicting reports that American Girl used to have a cane many years. I really wanted Abby to have one. I realized that it wouln't be that hard to make one. So I made two.
Doesn't she look happy? Abby loves them. It was great to make for something special for Abby. It only cost a few dollars for each one. To make your own you only have to do the following:
- Wooden dowel of appropriate size. I was able to buy a pack of six for only .98
- black and red electrical tape
- white craft paint
- a paint brush
- cord of black fabric (i actually got mine from a gift bag)
It only took me a few minutes after the paint dried to apply the tape. I just taped the cord to the stick and wrapping it down to what seemed to be the appropriate length and then applied two rows of red tape at the bottom.