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How to Make Fake Formula for Dolls

By Jennifer Hudock ; Updated April 18, 2017
Baby Doll

Providing a realistic play experience helps kids expand their imaginations, and there is nothing more enjoyable for some children than pretending to feed a baby doll. Making fake baby formula for little ones to use with their dolls is simple. In fact, it's so easy you can even have your little ones help out.

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Seal off the bottle nipple with a dab of superglue and set it aside to dry while you're making the fake formula.

Measure 4 tablespoons of Bisquick or plain white flour into a bowl. Add 8 ounces of water.

Mix the concoction thoroughly, making sure all of the clumps of flour are dissolved in the water. The mixture should be milky but not too thick. If the mixture is too thick, add more water and stir again.

Pour the formula into the 8-ounce bottle. Check the nipple to make sure the glue is dry, and then pop the nipple back into the cap.

Trace a ring of superglue around the bottle rim and screw the lid into place. Allow the glue to dry before letting children play with the bottle.

Things You Will Need

  • Superglue
  • 8-ounce baby bottle
  • 4 tablespoons Bisquick/flour
  • 8 ounces water


This formula can be modified by adding food coloring to create fake juice. Adding more water will give the mixture the consistency of breast milk.


Do not use real baby formula in bottles, as it may create gas buildup, causing the sealed bottle to explode.

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About the Author

Jennifer Hudock is an author, editor and freelancer from Pennsylvania. She has upcoming work appearing in two Library of the Living Dead Press anthologies and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including eMuse, Real TV Addict and Strange Horizons. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing from Bloomsburg University.

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