How to make a babushka doll

How to make a babushka doll

Decorating and painting your own babushka doll is great as part of an activity for a craft party or just a really fun thing to do on a rainy day.

What you need:

  • paints in bright colours
  • paintbrushes
  • jars filled with water
  • blank babushka dolls (you can buy these from craft shops)
  • marker pens

Number of players:


Set up a work station with plenty of paint, brushes and jars of water (for cleaning the brushes).

Then get the children to paint a base colour on their dolls. They might choose just one colour or as many as they like!

Once the paint has dried, the children can draw on the details with markers. 

For inspiration, you could give the children some traditional babushka doll images to look at, or let them use their imaginations to come up with designs all of their own.

More on the having a craft party birthday theme.

This is an edited extract from Party! The Ultimate Kids' Birthday Party Book, published by Plum for Pan Macmillan Australia, RRP $24.99, available 1 October, 2012.

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