Paper Roll Dolls

Paper Roll Dolls | Mama Papa Bubba

Miss G and I finally got around to putting some of our {bordering on out of control} toilet paper roll stash to use today.  Making paper roll dolls with Grae is something I’ve been wanting to for a long while now, and I’m so glad we finally got to it because it was a lot of fun {and these insanely cute little dolls came of it too}.

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After covering our work surface and putting on a smock, my little lady applied a base coat of acrylic paint to each of our toilet paper rolls.

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Acrylic paints tend to dry fairly quickly, so by the time she was done painting the third roll, the first one was pretty dry.  Just to be sure, I gave it a quick blast with my hair blower, and then we set off to work.

For one reason or another, Gracen decided that our first doll would be a witch {I have no idea, but hey – why not?}  Using the paper roll as a guide, I outlined a rectangle that would become the witch’s dress on black card stock.  G cut it out, and then used white glue to adhere it onto her doll.  Because white glue takes a little bit of time to dry, we got lots of great counting practice in while she held the paper firmly in place.

Next up, it was time to add a face.  She created this scary witch face using a black Sharpie and then had to imitate it. ☺

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Using our ultra low temp glue gun {best crafting tool ever!} and some yarn pieces, we gave the witch hair and created a simple pointed hat. That was that.  Miss G declared her done and was eager to begin on a friend for the witch.

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Her next creation was this ‘little baby’ she affectionately called Norah-Grace after our friends’ new baby.

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Then of course the witch and Norah-Grace needed to have a conversation.

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While she was working away on doll number 3, she asked that I make my very own doll – ‘one with long blonde hair and a black and white striped dress’.

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The fourth doll is still a work in progress, but so far I’d say our fleet of paper roll dolls is looking pretty good.

 

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