I have a secret. I like kids crafts. I even buy kids crafts books. And I don't have kids. Mostly, I just like to pretend I'm one and play. But I also think that some of these kids crafts are downright ingenious and I find them inspiring. So whether you have a kid or two who needs entertaining on a rainy day or you just want to play yourself, check out these creative and cool dolls that are kid friendly.
Make a popsicle stick ballerina with a tutorial over at the blog 4 Crazy Kings.
If flowers float your boat, you might like this tutorial to make Flower Friends dolls from artificial flowers at Disney Family Fun.
Craftbits shared a flower fairy doll tutorial that makes use of some easily accessible craft materials.
Peggy Flynn shared how she made a flower powered doll with a cloth doll face on HGTV. Older or more adventurous kids could tackle this one. Unfortunately the instructions do not include a face pattern, but you could use the head from Mary Tressler's free child doll pattern here.
Disney Family Fun also featured a tutorial to make easy felt dolls, so that kids can make Felty Friends galore.
Hands On Crafts for Kids shared a cool way to use a doll face mould to create a simple doll.
If you know any budding ballerinas have them pirouette over to the craft table to make this ballerina peg doll with a tutorial from Kelly at Be A Fun Mum.
While you still have those clothes pins out, why not make a mermaid doll with Disney Family.com.
For world wide wise clothes pin dolls , check out this tutorial on Disney Family Fun.
Ellen of the Long Thread shared a tutorial on painting eggs to look like Matryoshka dolls.
Never mind the kids, I want to make one of these quirky dolls. They are made from bottles covered in yarn with spoon heads. Learn how to make these bottle dolls with Disney Family Fun.
Emma Jeffrey shared a tutorial to make a humble sock into a puppet. Have the kids make one of these and then be prepared to applaud as a puppet show will likely follow.
We Bloom Here has a rod puppet tutorial to keep the kids busy.
For another doll craft that will result in play afterwards, use this tutorial from We Bloom Here to make a Jumping Pixie game.
Get the kids psyched up for the new school year by having them make these pencil buddies with Disney Family Fun.
I hope some of those tutorials inspired you to get creative with the kids or without.