DIY Dolls – make them your own!

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It’s funny how some things you don’t see for years, then suddenly they pop up all over the place. The Matryoshka (Russian nesting dolls) have been around forever; as we all know, the little hand-painted families are collectibles, and slowly they’re gaining more popularity with young and old.

Urban Outfitters gives you the opportunity to create your own Matryoshka family with a set of five plain wooden dolls, just waiting to be livened up any way you like. The dolls are made from wood so you can use any medium you like – be it paint, crayon, or pencil. You could even decoupage if you felt the need – it’s all up to you!

I personally think this would make an excellent school holiday project in my home. I’d be quite interested to see what each of my kids comes up with – I think it would be a family of fairies for one, and a line up of distorted monster characters for another.

Whichever way you think they’d turn out in your home, you can nab yourself a set of five little beings from Urban Outfitters from US$16.00. Shipping to Australia is not yet available so a reshipper will be required.

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