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Clothespin Doll Kit

This everything-you-need kit is a great holiday gift your child can make, and it will give her friends and cousins hours of fun dressing up their own dolls.

What you’ll need

  • Lunch-box-style box (we bought a plastic one from A.C. Moore)
  • 1 dozen old-fashioned wooden clothespins
  • Glue stick, bottle of tacky glue, or low-temperature glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners (for arms and adornment)
  • A couple of skeins of embroidery floss (for hair)
  • Small pieces of beautiful fabric, tied with ribbon into little bundles
  • Wide eyelet ruffle trim (this makes excellent skirts)
  • Rolled lengths of wide satin ribbon
  • Feathers, buttons, beads, gemstones, small silk flowers, and other gorgeous little things

How to make it

  • Clothespin Doll Kit Items

    In a lunch-box-style box arrange the other items.

  • Have your child make a sample clothespin doll to include in the kit or to attach with a ribbon to a colorful card that hangs on the outside that reads “A dozen dolls-to-be. We belong to ________.”