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Craft stick dolls

Craft stick dolls

Craft stick dolls

Aren’t these little sweeties just the cutest things!  Of course, like all my projects, I found this on Pinterest.  Here’s the original post – which is fabulous by the way.

I have a 6 year old daughter who’s an only child and I’m always on the search for ways to keep her entertained – since I’m not only mom but also her full time playmate.  She has an incredible imagination (as most only children do) so as soon as I saw these cuties I knew I had to make some.

All you need is some washi tape, sharpies and coloured markers that don’t bleed too much (Le Pen markers by Marvy are wonderful for this). Just wrap a few pieces of tape around the stick, draw the head and legs above and below the tape and then add the detailing for the shirt and skirt on top of the washi tape. That’s pretty much it. What a quick and fun project! You could spend much more time on these then I did and make them quite intricate by adding ribbon, buttons, lace, felt and more.  I’m sure when Noelle see’s them she’ll want to make some friends for these sweet dollies herself!

Later, Noelle decided that they needed a town so I took a cardboard box apart and drew a little village background for her.  As I sit here writing this post I can hear her playing with them all in the other room.

The dolls playing in their custom made town.

The dolls playing in their custom made town.

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Jamey By Jamey Ekins ~ Being imaginative, crafty and artistic is just like breathing to me. I blog about crafting, design, kids fun and activities, DIY's, crochet, sewing, art, recipes and more. You'll find lots of free loot too including, patterns, printables, tutorials and downloads. New and creative ideas are posted frequently so stop by and check it out.

6 Comments on Craft stick dolls

  1. Aki @ Minted Strawberry
    March 27, 2013 at 4:54 AM (1 year ago)

    These are the cutest things! :) I must make them for my little sister now. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Jamey
      March 27, 2013 at 5:03 AM (1 year ago)

      Wonderful. Let me know how it goes!
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  2. mori
    April 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM (12 months ago)

    thanks for the idea!! loved making these! i posted on my blog!
    tundragypsy.blogspot.com

    Reply
    • Jamey
      April 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM (12 months ago)

      Oh they turned out so well. Adorable. Wasn’t it addictive once you got started. Thanks so much for sharing your post!
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  3. Jane
    April 29, 2013 at 8:41 AM (12 months ago)

    Hello, it’s so lovely to see my little lolly stick girls popping up all over the place, thank you for sharing :) you did a great job xxxx
    http://www.teawagontales.blogspot.com x

    Reply
    • Jamey
      April 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM (12 months ago)

      Oh, it was such a great post in the first place. Thanks for sharing and I’m glad you like my version.
      ~ Jamey

      Reply

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