Do you remember I did a class on making dolls? We had a lot of fun though admittedly we did the class differently than I had planned.
You see my kids wanted to learn how to sew. This wasn’t on my agenda at all. I remember teaching my son to sew and thought two kids, sewing.. NOT. But they really, really (to the extent of begging) wanted to learn so I bite the bullet.
I have to admit, the hardest part was trying to make sure Dad wasn’t helping their lad too much. “Let him do it himself I kept instructing!”. The children had fun learning to make a simple block stuffy, giving them their own personalities and colour.
The final day I gave them three different options for what to make. Paper dolls, Topsy-turvy dolls or Clothespin dolls.
Know what they both chose? Topsy Turvy dolls! What fun! And easy enough to make. Take a sock (like you are going to make a snow man doll) but instead you make a face on both sides and give the doll a cape to you can show which side is up.
I loved how the children made these dolls their own. 🙂
Let’s see what else did we make. OH.. the wooden stick dolls. Which well.. we didn’t use wooden sticks from trees (like we were supposed to) I had long white things (surgical supply I think) and dowels, it was great letting the children decide which they wanted to use, and we had fun being creative! One child decided he wanted to make a cat! The other did a doll with a striped dress. My son did “Dr. Who”.
We also made a doll that could move on strings. But I will have to show you that another day as it’s getting late and I’m rather tired. 🙂
My goal is to teach this class (or another like it) to a different group of children. I am hopeful to do that this summer. Would be fun to teach it again…it was a great class to do.