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How To: Make A Voodoo String Doll Using Dollar Store Materials

Updated on March 3, 2015

Voodoo String Doll So Easy To Make

I made these voodoo dolls using dollar store materials. Each one took about 10-20 minutes to make. The costumes took extra time. My husband brought one home from a trade show for my daughter and she loved it. I went to go purchase more, but found out they were about $9.00 each. I thought to myself...I can make those. So I did, and here are the instructions so you can make them yourself.

Supplies You Will Need To Make Voodoo Dolls
Supplies You Will Need To Make Voodoo Dolls

Supply List

All These Items Are Available at Dollarama, My Local Dollar Store

  1. 1 " styrofoam balls 
  2. 20 gauge galvanized steel wire
  3. butchers string
  4. wire cutters and plyers
  5. small beads for eyes and scrap materials for dressing dolls
  6. different colored string, scrap craft items for decorating


String Doll Idea #1 Black Swan, Just add feathers!

String Doll Idea #1 Black Swan, Just add feathers!
String Doll Idea #1 Black Swan, Just add feathers!


You can just use the wire right from the roll and keep the roll attached as seen in video. Its always better to have more than not enough. This doll that I made is approx 3 inches high. After you make your first one, you will know how long to cut wire for next one. Insert the wire in the center of the head poking a hole in the styrofoam ball. Bring wire around and wrap around, this is the head and neck. Then bend wire to form arm, twist to make arm, wrap wire then form another arm. There is a video for you to watch below if you get confused during this part. You are basically forming the body with wire, starting from one arm to the other, then the body and then the legs.

Handmade Or Store Bought?

Handmade Or Store Bought?
Handmade Or Store Bought?

Handmade String Doll Poll

Which one of the above string dolls is handmade? Answer is at the bottom, just scroll down.

Which one is Handmade?

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Voodoo String Doll Instructional Video

Easy to make voodoo string doll. Follow these instructions and you will have a voodoo string doll in minutes.

Ideas For Voodoo String Dolls


  • Mermaid
  • Ninja
  • Pirate
  • Hawaii Girl
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Monsters
  • A whole family Mom, Dad, Sis, Brother, Baby
  • The list is as long as your imagination 

String Doll Idea #2: add colored string and sequins...whala a mermaid.

String Doll Idea #2: add colored string and sequins...whala  a mermaid.
String Doll Idea #2: add colored string and sequins...whala a mermaid.

String Doll Idea #3 Sword Fighter: Use colored string and add an extra sword with wire. Use glue gun.

String Doll Idea #3 Sword Fighter: Use colored string and add an extra sword with wire.  Use glue gun.
String Doll Idea #3 Sword Fighter: Use colored string and add an extra sword with wire. Use glue gun.

String Doll Idea #4 Princess: Use White String, foil for crown, dollar store flowers and Ribbon

String Doll Idea #4 Princess: Use White String, foil for crown, dollar store flowers and Ribbon
String Doll Idea #4 Princess: Use White String, foil for crown, dollar store flowers and Ribbon

String Doll Idea#5: Young Maiden. Just Colored String Wrapped for Clothes and Hairband.

String Doll Idea#5: Young Maiden.  Just Colored String Wrapped for Clothes and Hairband.
String Doll Idea#5: Young Maiden. Just Colored String Wrapped for Clothes and Hairband.

Answer to Poll

The left one is the handmade one. My nine year old daughter made it!

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    • maryLuu profile image

      maryLuu 

      6 years ago

      Cute dolls!

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      These are super cute! Thanks so much for sharing! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      This is very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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