Monday, February 17

ARTS + CRAFTS olympic skiing clothespin dolls

Have you been enthralled by the winter Olympics in Sochi this winter?  I know I have, though the late night viewing is starting to take its toll! I love this craft for sheer cuteness factor. It also encourages creative play and is a great rainy day craft for kids dreaming of their own Olympic feats of greatness.  Thank you Spoonful for this clever craft!
What you'll need:
  • A blank wooden clothespin for each skier
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Washi Tape
  • Wool trimmings or cotton balls
  • Craft Sticks
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Craft Glue
  • Glue Gun
  • Fine Black Marker
How to make it:
  1. First paint the pants and polo neck top on the clothespins and set aside to dry. It only takes a few minutes for the paint to soak into the wood and be touch dry.
  2. Next wrap some washi tape around the upper bodies to create the stylish ski jackets.
  3. Paint some craft glue on the head of the doll and stick on the wool trimmings or cotton ball. Draw two small black dots for the eyes
  4. Decorate the skiies with some more washi tape..... you might decide to go snowboarding instead with a single craft stick!
  5. Then heat up your glue gun and glue the doll onto the craft stick skies, and the lollipop stick ski poles to the sides of the body. Give the glue a few moments to set.
Now you're ready for the slopes…
Image from: Spoonful
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

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