Doll Crafts

Doll Crafts
Doll Crafts

Doll Crafts

A Kid's Guide to Making Simple Dolls, Clothing, Accessories, and Houses
By Laurie Carlson


144 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

ISBN 9781613737781

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2017)


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Dive into the wonderful and creative world of doll arts and crafts with this easy-to-follow activity book packed with over 50 projects and a dozen patterns. Using inexpensive, everyday, even recycled materials, you'll make clever paper dolls, simple folk art dolls, soft cuddle pals, or 18-inch felt dolls, as well as cute and easy doll clothing, accessories, and basic houses. Clear instructions and illustrations guide you as you learn to: make and paint a cloth doll, recycle and refresh an old doll; make simple, silly dolls from spoons, yarn, sticks, and more; make a dollhouse you can fold up and tuck under your bed; and much more!Along the way you'll learn fascinating doll facts and history, such as dolls' roles in various cultures and religions, the history of action figures, and the tradition behind scarecrows. Fun for younger girls and boys to explore with a caregiver or older kids to work through alone, Doll Crafts belongs in any craft-loving kid's home or classroom.


"Carlson provides a straightforward introduction to creating dolls..."—Publishers Weekly

"I wish I had had this book when I was little."—Cracking the Cover 

"Doll Crafts is enthusiastically and unreservedly recommended."—Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Laurie Carlson is the author of over 20 nonfiction books for children and adults, including Knit, Hook, and Spin, Colonial Kids, More than Moccasins, and others. A former professional doll artist, her work has been featured in several doll magazines and shows. She currently writes, paints, and crafts in her home on the Oregon coast. Visit her online at