Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Spoon Dolls





I had my oldest grand daughter dropped at my house for a quick and unexpected visit. She always likes to make crafts with us so I decided we would make Spoon Dolls, a craft I had wanted to make with them but I wasn't totally prepared for. Dad said we had thirty minutes so I got busy gathering craft supplies. I recreated parts of this tutorial for you because I was rushing to get through it all and also wanted to enjoy our crafting session as much as possible, so I didn't take enough photos.



You'll need fabric scraps, chenille stems, scissors, spoons (any kind plastic or not) glue, a glue gun or safety pins, eyes or paint them on or use markers.



Cut the yarn into 1/2 inch or so lengths and cut each chenille stem in half. Cut fabric scraps in roughly a triangle to fit the handle of the spoon.



Glue on the eyes (adhesive ones would be nice here) or paint them on. I used acrylic paint for the eyes on some and permanent marker for others; the marker can rub off. Wrap the chenille stem around the spoon, bend the ends up for hands. Wrap the fabric around the spoon handle until you are happy with how it looks then secure with the glue gun or use a safety pin. I have a straight pen here to hold it until I took them to my glue gun which I had in another room to keep little hands safe. 



Now pour some glue into the spoon bowl and start adding your yarn pieces. Add more glue and yarn until you have enough. Now you will need to wait for the glue to dry, we sat ours out in the sun. You could use the glue gun for the hair too but my kids are too young for that and then I would have taken away from them a large part of making these dolls.



And here are our three little Spoon Doll cousins! We had fun and the girls loved their little dolls. It doesn't take a lot to make a craft with your kids. And while it's nice to have lots of crafting equipment and supplies around you really don't need them. I love to make things on the fly like this and use what is already in my house. I don't want to buy more 'stuff' when it's not necessary. I've learned to make do with what I have, and that's all I need.

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45 comments:

  1. A friend just posted similar spoon dolls on her Pinterest board. The weekly story time at the library is being teated to a puppet show and they will make the soon puppets as a follow up craft activity. It is a cut idea.

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  2. Your little dollies are adorable! Just perfect to match the skill level of younger kids so they can enjoy the sense of accomplishment!

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  3. Lovely dolls ... The idea is great for young children. I love this.

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  4. Those are so cute and I know my kiddos would love this craft!

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  5. These are so cute! I'm pinning these for my next visit to my granddaughters. Thank you :)

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  6. So cute pinning these, kids would love making them

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  7. These are just too cute. I am pinning so I can make them with my Granddaughter:)

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  8. What cute little dolls! Great use of what you had on hand --- I'm sure you made memories never to be forgotten!

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  9. Love it. I pinned it as an idea for girl scouts!

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    1. Thanks for linking up to Pin Me! This just makes me smile!!

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  10. What a great project - Love it! Joining from Whatsit Wednesday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  11. These are so cute... What a fun craft to make with kids.... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  12. Cute & fun! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-5.html

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  13. What a simple and cute idea! I'll have to try it next time my granddaughters are here. Thanks for link up at COURTSHIP CONNECTION!
    Kathie

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  14. How cute! I would never have thought of this. Amara's class made wooden spoon dolls last year as part of their geography studies. They made dolls from the country of their own origin. It was really cute! I'll have to show here these!

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  15. That is an easy craft to do with the g'kids next time they visit without any expence. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great idea for kids! i love this! Thanks for sharing! This is all stuff we have in our craft cupboard so i know we could make this pretty fast!

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  17. Wowow, they are awesome! I'm pinching this for playgroup craft!!
    Thanks :-)

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  18. What a fun and easy little craft for kids!! CUTE!!

    Thanks for partying with us this week at Keep Calm & Link Up!! Happy Friday!!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  19. Super cute! My daughter loves to make paper dresses for her dolls. It would be fun to let her make her own dolls too. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  20. What a fun craft for little ones. I love the fabric you used for the dress!

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  21. Such a cute idea. There are a couple of little girls in my life who will just love making them. Thank you for sharing this good idea.

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  22. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library. We've made puppets from sticks and popsicle sticks. I guess we need to try spoons next.

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  23. Never thought of using plastic spoons! Great Idea x

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  24. These are so cute! I see plastic spoon dolls in my future!

    Thank you for linking up your favorite post to Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up!
    Come back Friday to see if you were featured!!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  25. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by my blog and follow me back.

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  26. What a quick and easy craft to do with little ones! I love it.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  27. Oh my gosh these are so cute! what a great craft for little ones. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  28. They are so sweet. Very nice idea!

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  29. Oh my gosh, they're cute. We'll have to adapt it to spoon spidermen or something, but I bet it's going to be a big hit. :)

    Visiting from the Raising Imperfection hop. :)

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  30. Such a great project for kids. I like that it is inexpensive also. Thanks for sharing at "I Gotta Try That Monday"
    Marcie

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  31. Wow this sounds like my kind of craft. I like to up-cycle old clothes for crafts.

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  32. Kids would have a ball making these! Thanks so much for sharing them with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  33. This would be such a fun little project to do with the kids! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  34. That is so cute!! The girls will love this!

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  35. Seen this on Under The Table and Dreaming link up party so I just had to PIN it. So cute and I don't even have little girls to make these with :-(

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  36. What a cute idea for kids. My daughter would love to make some of these!

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  37. Cute! and the kids could help!
    :)
    Kelly

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  38. I've bookmarked these--I know just the sweetie to enjoy this idea.

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  39. These are the cutest and such a great idea for making with (and for) the kids!

    We'd be super excited if you'd stop by and share them at our linky party: http://www.twokidscooking.com/2012/11/sunday-show-and-tell-week-9/

    Hope you stop by!

    Kelly

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  40. These are adorable!! What a fun project. Love the hair. :)
    Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent!

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  41. Love a good kids activity - thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)

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  42. So cute -- the little "cousins" are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  43. Very cute!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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