Aren’t they cute! The yellow one looks like a Minion :D!
Today I had lots of fun with my little ones making their own dolls. It was a mark-making activity with a fun twist and the kids enjoyed drawing on fabric! To start our project, we’ve listened to Miss Polly had a dolly, a very famous nursery rhyme.
Afterwards, we made our very own dolls and they turned out great! They were easy to make and require only very basic sewing skills.
To make a doll you will need:
- Markers (I used waterproof markers, but if you have textile markers that would be much better! Normal coloring pens / felt pens will do as well – but never ever give dolly a wash :)! )
- 2 squares of fabric (plain cotton fabric works great!)
- Sewing machine / scissor
- needle + thread
- Filling material (e.g. cotton wool)
- Let your child draw anything (or a doll) on one piece of fabric. If the fabric slides on the table when drawing, tape the borders to the table :)!
- Place the second piece of fabric on top of the drawing, pin the two layers together with pins
- Cut around the image, leave a border of 0,5-1 cm
- Sew it: Stitch around the image, leave an opening of 6-7 cm on one side of the image (to fill in the cotton wool later)
- Turn the inside out (through the hole you left), your image should be outside now
- Fill the doll
- Close the opening with stitches, using needle and thread
The kids love their dolls!