What you’ll need:
- Empty rectangular juice box container
- Construction paper in your favorite colors
- 2 large wiggle eyes (for each doll)
- Felt scraps (for pigtail ties)
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Clear tape
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Starting at the straw opening, carefully cut open the top of the juice box, but do not cut off the top.
- Wash out the juice box and let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Cover the juice box container with construction paper using a glue stick. Try wrapping the box as if you were wrapping a birthday present! Tape both ends of the box if the glue stick will not hold.
- Cut strips from construction paper for arms and legs, about 10” long for legs and 6” long for arms.
- Fold strips accordion style then use glue stick to attach the arms to the sides of the container and legs to the bottom of the container.
- Cut squares from black construction paper to make shoes and glue to the end of the legs.
- Use white craft glue to attach the wiggle eyes to the front of the container.
- For the girl dolls, cut yarn into 6” lengths. Put white glue all over the top of the container and center the strands across it.
- Use small strips of scrap felt to gently tie (felt rips easily, be careful) sides of hair into pigtails. Trim ends of yarn so that they are even.
- Cut ½” lengths of yarn for girl’s bangs and glue in place.
- For the boy doll, cut yarn into short pieces about ¾” long. Put glue on the top of the container and add pieces to the glue, covering the container top.
- Draw smiles on with black marker.
- Instead of felt, you can use scraps of ribbon to tie the pigtails.
- Decorate dolls however you like. Attach buttons, bow ties, and flowers–let your imagination run wild!
- Place these adorable dolls on a shelf so that their legs hang over the edge.
This wonderful craft was found at www.crafts.kaboose.com
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