On this day every year it is time to celebrate the most popular doll in the world! It is Barbie's birthday. You will watch in this video the story of how Barbie came to be, in an exclusive interview with Ruth Handler! Ruth, along with Elliot Handler, her husband and Mattel co-founder, share the paper doll inspiration, design challenges, the initial New York Toy Fair reaction, and how mothers and daughters ultimately made Barbie such a runaway success.
The worlds most popular doll turns another year older. Wow, Barbie looks fantastic at 56 years old! Barbie Day is held on March 9th each year to celebrate her debut in New York at the American International Toy Fair back in 1959. It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries. Barbie was created by Ruth Handler, wife of Elliot Handler, co-founder of Mattel, Inc. Together they have developed some of the biggest selling toys in American history including Barbie dolls, Chatty Cathy, Creepy Crawlers and Hot Wheel.
Barbie Fun on Hellokids.com
So get out your Barbie dolls and celebrate her birthday! Hellokids.com has an online Barbie store full of free Barbie entertainment. There are beautiful Barbie coloring pages for you to color online or print to color at home. Invite your friends over for a Barbie coloring party, decorate your room with your favorite Barbie pictures or put together your own Barbie coloring book. There are also Barbie video trailers, full length movies and song videos to enjoy. If you like drawing you can learn step by step how to draw Barbie's special friend, Ken. Click on the Barbie link to discover all your Barbie fun activities.