Wooden clothespins (old fashioned kind)
Assorted colors of paints
Assorted colors of yarn
Wool felt (optional)
Step 1- paint clothespins the colors you like. Mine came colored, so I skipped this step, except for the faces. I painted the area the faces would be.
Step 2- cut several strands of yarn, then tie in middle. This will be your dolls hair. After you glue this to top of clothespin you can either leave it long or style it into braids or pony tails.
Step 3- Wrap different colored yarn around body of clothespin. Glue the beginning and end of each strand when you wrap your dolls, this will hold the yarn clothes in place.
Step 4- cut a small strand of pipe cleaner to glue to back of your dolls, this will be their arms. For more detail you can needle felt the pipe cleaners with wool.
Step 5- Once finished you can either have the little dolls holding something or attach a string to them to use as ornaments.
Special note: Practice those scissors skills for the kids who have a hard time cutting by giving them the yarn to make the dolls hair. For male dolls, just trim the hair really short once glued down. Use an old shoebox for a house and draw out furniture or make some to add to your little paper houses, don’t forget those little mini trees from craft day 1. These dolls are great for pretend play lessons when using the ABA program with children with ASD (Autism spectrum disorders). Happy crafting.