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Project #123: A Wooden doll Family Portrait

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 by Irene Hoofs


A Wooden doll Family Portrait by Mereta from One More Mushroom

Inspired by the dolls designed by Alexander Girard and my son's drawings of our family, I made a wooden family of our little family.  Instead of the basic wooden people that you can buy at the craft store I made the people with wooden furniture legs purchased at the hardware store.

What you'll need:
* wooden furniture legs and a few wooden blocks
* wood glue
* primer
* acrylic paint and paint brushes
* pliers


Steps for making the dolls:

Step 1.  pick out what furniture legs and wooden blocks you would like to use to represent your family

Step 2.  unscrew the screws with the pliers.  You may want to trim or cut the wooden legs.  I used a bandsaw to trim the longer furniture leg and was able to get two dolls out of it. 

Step 3.  Glue blocks onto the furniture legs to give the figures more character

Step 4.  spray the dolls with white primer

Step 5.  This is the fun part.  Paint the faces and clothing on the dolls, each one representing a member in your family.  For example, I am five months pregnant so I painted my doll with a baby inside of it.  The possibilities are endless with what you can do.  Now it's time to play with your dolls!


..One More Mushroom

..All images by Meta

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