We are excited to participate in the Crafty Kits 4 Kids Giveaway Event with 13 other crafty bloggers! The event will run from August 1st – 13th. (Winners will be drawn on August 14th). Hop around to each blog and enter in one or all of them to have a chance to win a crafty kit for your kids!
Here is our kit that my daughter was all too eager to test out for me! I had access to make some paper doll die cuts, so I started there, but I wanted to add another element to it. Since we have been doing a lot of “Tie Dyeing” this summer, I figured why not do that for our paper dolls! So, here is our “I am Uniquely Made” paper doll kit!
This is a two-part craft – but as I found out from doing this with my daughter – your child may have some of their own ideas to extend the activity (which is always great!).
PART 1: Mini tie-dye t-shirts
Using t-shirt patterns (which will be included in the kit), cut t-shirt shapes out of coffee filters. There will also be traceable “die cut clothes” for the paper dolls, so you can trace and cut out some doll shirts from the coffee filters as well.
Give your child the coffee filter t-shirts and let them use washable markers to color them in any design they wish. Once they are done designing, have them use a small spray bottle with water to spritz the shirts. You can do this outside, or on a piece of wax paper inside. Have them watch how the colors spread and blend. Set them aside to dry (they will dry in the sun very quickly, if doing this outside).
My daughter was insisting on making one of her dolls shirts ALL pink (but of course, I wanted her to make a tie-dye). So, she did both – and it was fun to note how evenly the marker color spread when she colored the entire shirt pink (no need for spraying that one!) She added some cute sticker polka dots (see pic above) – so I threw some of those in the kit as well! 🙂
The larger t-shirts can be strung up with mini-clothespins on some cord or string (included). These can be hung up on the fridge or in their room.
The doll sized shirts will be used for their paper dolls … now onto Part 2!
PART 2: Paper dolls
You can use paper doll shapes that come in the kit (there are plenty for multiple children in the kit) — but you can also save one or two to use as templates to cut more dolls out of cardstock. Give your child a paper doll, and have him/her make the facial features. They can draw them or use other embellishments that are included, such as googly eyes, pom pom noses and yarn for hair. When the shirts are dry, they can add glue and attach the shirt to their doll.
Now, I had planned to hang the dolls on the fridge to display – but my daughter, of course, had other plans. These dolls are also good for playing with, so have your child make a few!
We are giving away a kit of paper dolls with all the “trimmings” so your child/ren can make a plenty of paper dolls! In this kit, we are including: a set of 8 washable markers, over 10 paper doll die cuts (in two different sizes) , paper doll clothing die cuts, polka dot stickers, 2 sizes of googly eyes, mini-pom poms, mini-clothespins, coffee filters (some already cut into t-shirt shapes, yarn samples, 2 glue sticks and t-shirt templates and instructions.
How to enter (mandatory)
Leave us a comment below on what YOUR favorite “paper” craft was as a child (or a favorite “paper” craft that your child currently loves)!
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Open WORLDWIDE. Giveway ends August 13, 2011. Winner will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Email address must be sent to us so we can contact you.