Summer has been quite the struggle (insert sigh). We ended up keeping Bunbun home and ditching the camp this year. It’s really been great having both kids home and spending time with them, but it’s been super difficult to keep her busy. My little guy is so easy going for being only three. He will find something to keep himself busy in any situation; Bunbun always wants something to do. A craft, a game, a movie, swimming…something! She just has to be busy. She loves to collect things and is currently into the Shopkins craze, which is probably going to make me broke very soon.
So, I got to thinking about what I could make for her that she could play, collect, and keep busy with while keeping on a budget. I have an unnecessary amount of clothespins laying around and no clothesline. Don’t ask! I don’t have an answer for it either. But I figured, since she has such a great imagination and loves to collect, why not make her a set of little princess dolls out of those clothespins.
I opened up all my princess clip art, worked a bit in Photoshop so I could just include their heads, printed, cut them using my EK Success Precision Scissors, painted the clothespins with acrylic paint to match the dress they would have been wearing and I glued their heads on with regular white glue.
They came out so cute and Bunbun absolutely loves them! I certainly hope your little girls will like them too.
I look forward to making additional sets for her and possibly my little guy in the future. Of course, I will share them with you all as well.
To print my princess sheet and make your own clothespin dolls; Download Here and Enjoy!
Let me know what your little one thinks of these and if she has any suggestions for future dolls. I’d love to hear from you!
*Made to print on 8.5″x11″ for quick printing.
Note: Printables/Images are for personal use only. Not for resale.