Craft Time: Craft Stick Dress-Up Doll
Kids will be so excited to create their very own craft stick dress-up doll. Your child can create a variety of different tops and bottoms that can be mixed and matched to make outfits. There's lots of room for variations, but we'll start you off with the basics.Download Craft Stick Dress-Up Doll Template
What you'll need
- 1 jumbo craft stick
- 2 miniature craft sticks OR 1 regular craft stick cut in half
- 2 small wiggle eyes
- 36" pink yarn
- 12" white yarn
- 5 self-adhesive hook and loop fastener circles (recommended: Velcro-brand hook and loop fastner)
- Felt in various colors
- White craft glue or felt glue
1. Felt is sold in sheets inexpensively. Be sure to stock up each time you go to the store! 2. Self-adhesive hook and loop fastener dots are available in the sewing aisle. 3. Decorate a shoe box to hold all your dress up items!
How to make it
Using the patterns, cut out pieces of clothing from different colored felts.
Glue the miniature craft sticks about a third of the way down the jumbo craft stick to create arms.
Glue on the pair of wiggle eyes to the jumbo craft stick.
Make the hair by holding one hand in the shape of the letter "C" and wrapping the pink yarn around the top and bottom of the "C" several times. Tie the center of the yarn together with the same color yarn and then cut both ends.
Use white yarn to make the hair bows at the ends of each pig tail. (See photo.) Glue the hair to the top of the craft stick and let dry.
Stick three of the "hook" side pieces of hook and loop fastener to the front of the jumbo craft stick.
Before attaching the loop sides of the hook and loop fastener to the clothes, lay each piece of clothing on top of the doll to line them up. Make note where the fastener loops should go and stick them to the back of the clothes. Long skirts and pants will need two and shirts, shorts, and skirts will need one.
Glue the felt hair bow to the yarn hair.
Do you think your kids would like this craft?