Puffy Paint Dolls & Monsters (A Tutorial)

 

Are these cute? I originally ordered a bunch of blank dolls for a party or kid project idea but Boo and I ended up making them all ourselves this weekend!

 

 

These pre-made muslin dolls come in a range of sizes and run about $2 to $6 a piece:

 

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So many things you could do with the dolls…..Boo and I chose puffy paint:

 

First, I drew out a simple design with a disappearing ink pen:

 


 

I used puffy paint to draw out the design for each doll. First, the front was finished and allowed to dry:

 

 

 

Once the front is dry, I flipped each doll over to complete the back:

 

Filling in little mary janes:

 

A finished doll:

 


Boo making a doll:

 

 

Making another doll:

 

 

 

One of the dolls I made into a monster:

 

 

I used Setacolor fabric paints (I have a starter kit with every color) with a tiny drop of color fixative added to make the color permanent without ironing:

 

I soaked the monster doll in a bowl of water first:

 

Once the doll was damp, I wrung it out well and started dabbing colors on:

 

Since the doll is damp the colors will bleed together easily:

 

All colors of the rainbow:

 

I put the doll in the sun to dry and sprinkled salt over it to give the paint a crystal effect:

 

 

Fun, easy dolls!

 

 

 

For the price, I think these dolls would be such a fun idea for a party craft: “Make Your Own Doll” Party

 

 

 

 

All products used in this tutorial are from Dharma Trading Company.


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  1. 1
    Kristina Churchill says:

    What a unique and fun idea!

  2. 2

    Hi Ashley,

    My question is unrelated to this particular post, but I love all of your organizational ideas. They are so practical and easy to implement. I wondered how you organize your daughter’s dress up clothes or if you have any tips for that?!? Dresses, shoes, accessories…

  3. 3

    Cute, but a bit creepy pre-decorated, don’t you think? I actually design and sell my own colouring in dolls… I love Boo’s concentration in her doll making!

  4. 4

    Super cute, my daughter and her friends would LOVE these!

  5. 5

    What a fun project, I especially love your monster :)

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