Woman Makes 'Quarantine Barbies' To Illustrate The Pandemic Era

Woman’s Homemade ‘Quarantine Barbies’ Are *Kisses Fingers* Extremely On Point

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Woman makes pitch-perfect Barbie dolls for the pandemic era

When the pandemic hit and the world quickly settled into the “new normal,” Tonya Ruiz — a Barbie enthusiast and minis-collector — wanted to create something to represent our new reality, which is when she came up with the idea for a series of “Quarantine Barbies.” Using Barbies and minis she’s collected over the years, Ruiz — who goes by @GrandmaGetsReal on Instagram — has come up with hilarious and relatable Barbies like the “My Plans vs 2020” kit, but also timely Barbies that nurses and essential workers like grocery store employees.

Her pandemic-era Barbies are so relatable, I’m scrolling through her Instagram feed like, “Wow, me” and “Same, same, same.” There’s the “Will I Ever Wear Jeans Again?” Barbie, and well, accurate.

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There’s the “Quarantine Starter Pack” Barbie, complete with snacks and stretchy pants.

There’s a “Zoom Ken” doll, who is equipped with drive-thru Starbucks and a “rambunctious toddler” who just wants to crash his conference calls.

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We also love “New Hobby” Barbie and I feel personally attacked after my one day attempt to “get into gardening.”

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And the “Homeschool Mom Edition” Barbie is about to get really-real if this country doesn’t get its act together before the school year starts.

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Ruiz’s tribute to healthcare workers and essential workers are just as amazing and honorable. The attention to detail here is crazy.

Ruiz tells Scary Mommy that each Barbie takes a couple of days to make and her “Bread Baking Barbie” (RIP to all our now-forgotten sourdough starter) is going to appear in a COVID-related art-exhibit at the V&A Museum in Dundee, Scotland.

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Ruiz also tells us that she plans to make a “working from home mom” Barbie next after fans requested one, and we cannot wait to see that.