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Child's Artwork into Toy

Updated on June 19, 2013

Doodle Dolls

Turn your child's artwork into a cute stuffed toy!

I love working with felt and recently started making these felt dolls that replicate children's artwork. I got the idea when I saw a drawing that my cousin's son had done in school. I had always loved making funny shaped felt monsters but I guess my imagination just doesn't match up to that of a young child. I have started selling these as part of my small home business and the demand for them is definitely growing. I recently got featured in a craft magazine with my dolls. I have nicknamed my creations - Doodle Dolls. To view my creations visit http://www.thelovebucket.co.za/doodledolls/


If you know your way around some needle and thread then these dolls won't be hard for you to make either!


Heres what you will need:

  • A young child's drawing - I say the crazier the better
  • Scraps of fabric or felt
  • Ribbon, Buttons, Beads etc etc
  • Needle & Thread
  • Teddy Bear Stuffing
  • Scissors

Draw a template from the drawing - I always use two base pieces sewn together like a cushion. When sewing your doll is make sure that you sew all the accessories onto the front of the doll before you join the back piece! The rest is up to you and your imagination,

Try and have FUN and get creative with it! It doesn't have to look perfect - that is the joy of using a child's artwork - its the imperfections that made them so adorable!


Please let me know if you try this out - I would love to see your pics!


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      Tirralan Watkins 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, very creative Hippie housewives. Great job!

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      Stacey 5 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks so much for your feedback! Sounds fabulous, the more crooked and imperfect the better!

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i would love to try making my child's art work into toys. Gonna coach my son how to draw properly besides circles and scribbles! Voted beautiful

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