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Fabric Scrap Dolls from This Mama Makes Stuff

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The amazing Carrie from This Mama Makes Stuff is here to share a wonderful take on paper dolls.

Carrie writes…

Since reading this post on Kiddley, back in 2006, fabric scrap paper dolls (and animals) have been a staple craft activity in our house. Here’s how you do it:

-Download the fabric scrap paper dolls from the link below or draw your own doll shape and make copies on cardstock.

Download my FREE scrap paper dolls HERE. (pdf)

-Gather random fabric scraps from your overflowing scrap box and a handful of trim scraps. Start saving scraps ahead of time. Even the tiny and odd shaped pieces are great for this project! This three drawer Rubbermaid container works perfectly for us to keep all the materials accessible and organized.

-Make sure to add a couple gluesticks, a bottle of tacky glue (dries slower but holds better) and a couple pairs of good kid scissors (it’s fun to create with a friend!) to the box too.

-Then let the kids start designing their doll’s outfit! This activity is best suited to kids ages 6+ years old. Using paper scraps instead of fabric scraps would make it easier for younger children.

This is a great way for sewers/crafters to use up all those scraps of fabric and trim – no matter how small or strange shaped. Avid scrapbookers can do the same thing and save patterned paper scraps to use instead of fabric. If you are neither a sewer, crafter or scrapbooker, ask a friend, mother, aunt or grandma who is to start saving their scraps for you so you can have this fun activity to keep the kids creating and busy this summer.

For more wonderful ideas please visit This Mama Makes Stuff!

Don’t miss all the great summer crafts!

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