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Felt dress-up dolls

Felt dress-up dolls

The felt dress-up bears I made nearly two years ago remain some of my kids’ favorite toys. I decided to add some variety to their dress-up games by making these felt dress-up dolls – and I scanned in the templates here, in case anyone reading this wants to make some of their own. And so I can easily print out templates for extras, should these go missing…

Felt dress-up toys like these can be purchased, but I prefer the handmade version – they are less expensive and easily replaced, should one go missing on a trip! These dolls have the added benefit of being smaller than the bears, so you can put them together in a smaller space. I drew the faces on with a ball point pen. The bears’ larger features are drawn on using a Sharpie.

Wondering why there aren’t any photos of my kiddos playing with these? They’re hidden away as Christmas gifts, which is why I’m linking this post up to a Present a Week at Works in Progress. It’s a lovely linky, and I even won a bit of fabric by joining up before! If you’re doing a handmade Christmas this year you should try to link up!

Need a felt board? Our travel felt boards remain my kids’ favorites – and all you need is a little fleece, foam core board, and duct tape!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

20 thoughts on “Felt dress-up dolls”

  1. Oh, so sweet! I made a felt Christmas tree for my son to decorate when he was tiny- it ended up being decorated with barnyard creatures and items of clothing from out other felt kits- sweetest Christmas tree ever!
    .-= Bellgirl´s last blog ..A Present A Week till Christmas- Elephant t-shirt =-.

  2. So cute and there is nothing better to play with than a mummy made creation!

    We use a lot of felt here and it is perfect for coming up with different combinations and variations. It certainly is a versatile, durable and fun material to play with.

    Thank you for sharing your templates. I think I will also be another one of your readers who will being whipping up some of these for our Christmas stockings over here in Australia.

    I am very impressed with your hat. It’s no small feat setting a goal like that with three young children and actually achieving it.

  3. Oh, you are so good at making things Mary Anne–like everything! I love this! You have got to fill me in on your secret of when you make all these super cool things. I am pulling my hair out just trying to get some very simple trick or treat sacks made for Jack and Joe. You are awesome Mary Anne, really!
    .-= Susana´s last blog ..Field Trip to Mepkin Abbey =-.

  4. joyce:waddleeahchaa.com

    Thanks for visiting us at waddleeahchaa and we have no other wild turkey watchers! Your post reminded me to get out my flannel board. I used it on a regular basis in my class, put it away and now need to get it back out. I too enjoy making my own story board pieces. :) joyce
    .-= joyce:waddleeahchaa.com´s last blog ..Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell- Book of the Week GIVEAWAY =-.

  5. Anna loves her felt dolls! In fact I think she could use more. Thanks for the templates!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Happy Birthday- My 4 Year Old =-.

  6. Elisa | blissfulE

    Thanks for reminding me about these wonderful felt dress-up toys – they are now officially on my Christmas to-do list for my kids!
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..naptime for Vi =-.

    1. @Jennifer – You are very welcome! They are easy to make, and much cheaper than eBay =)

      @Elisa – My kids will be getting these for Christmas this year =)

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