Helping the Boy DIY // Wooden Spool Bead Dolls

Sometimes it can be such a pain finding things for your kids to make for each other. Do you know what I mean? They see me DIYing my face off, and naturally want to get in on the action, but I’m like uh, no. You can’t dye your own fabric and hand print something.  I had a few things in mind to try, but when my sister Em sent my a lovely lovely 12 days of Christmas cheer, I was THRILLED when she sent some wooden spools and balls to make some little dolls. Her original idea were these cuties, but since I had some wooden beads lying around, we decided to put together these little wire dolls for Twinkle. It was such a fantastic craft for him because he was able to string all the beads, glue the fabric and hair, and draw the face–all motor skills he’s working on.  I did all the wire work, as well a bit of drilling through the head. That sounded a bit morbid, but I assure you, it was a happy little craft together, and he was so jazzed to be making something secret for her. What a sweet memory, and how astronomically CUTE are these little ladies?? Thanks Em for such a great idea!

mad mim_wooden spool and bead dolls



  1. Cathy k
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Waaaay cute! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Next time you plan to be in the SLC area, send me an email and maybe we can get together. I have so much stuff for you! :-). Hugs, Cathy

  2. marseille
    Posted December 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    cute idea!

  3. Posted December 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink


    Merritt is such a cutie. :) You guys are so sweet.

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