#701 COLONIAL SPOON DOLL KIT~ Make an early American spoon doll from a child's sized wooden spoon. Contains materials to make and outfit one keepsake spoon doll. A popular colonial doll craft for girls of all ages.
#702 HANDKERCHIEF DOLL KIT~ Popular doll activity both
during the colonial and Victorian eras in America. Our Handkerchief
Doll Kit contains materials to make and 'lace' one traditional 'play-prettie' doll.
Handkerchief dolls were known as 'Church' toys in days gone by, as they
were used to keep girls quiet during the long church services.
#703 CLOTHESPIN DOLL KIT~Our
'whittled-peg'clothespin doll kit includes materials
make and outfit one boy and one girl clothespin doll.
#705 TRADITIONAL CORNHUSK DOLL KIT~
The Native Americans taught this simple craft to the early settlers.
Our cornhusk doll kit contains materials to make one cornhusk doll.
This is the easiest of all our cornhusk doll kits and can be easily taught to
young ones in classroom situations.
#706 EARLY AMERICAN CORNHUSK DOLL KIT~ The early settlers learned to outfit these simple cornhusk dolls. Felt was readily available in many of the early settlements and the scraps were often used to outfit these dolls. Makes one traditional historical cornhusk doll.
#707 NATIVE AMERICAN CORNHUSK DOLL KIT~ Native Americans often used corn silks or horsehair to adorn their cornhusk dolls. Our Native American Cornhusk Doll Kit contains cornhusks and genuine horsehair to make one traditional cornhusk doll.
#710 POCKET FOLK DOLL KIT~ Mothers lovingly crafted these little dolls for early child's play. Kit includes fabric, needle, stuffing, floss and complete instructions. Makes 2 pocket folk dolls, approximately 3 " high.
#710-A PLANTATION FOLK DOLL KIT~ These little dolls became popular in the southern United States around the time of the Civil War. The dolls were often made for the children living on the plantation to role play. This kit makes one black folk doll and one white folk doll. Plantation history included.
#715 RAG DOLL KIT~ The early American rag doll is often referred to as a child's first toy. Our original Rag Doll kit includes all materials to make one authentic 'pancake style' doll. The finished doll is approximately 11 1/2" tall and is sure to become a keepsake.
For centuries, dolls have been crafted by mothers for their children, using a variety of household materials. In the days of the early American settlements, girls and their mothers crafted dolls of ordinary household materials such as wooden spoons, whittled clothes-pegs, yarn, buttons, rags, socks and cornhusks. Later, calico fabrics, felt and handkerchiefs became widely available and were used for doll-crafting.
These historical folk dolls were often a little girl's best play-friend. A child could pretend her folk doll was carrying on a conversation, crying, laughing or helping out with household chores. Today, these historical folk dolls are as popular as ever.
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#718~EARLY AMERICAN KNOT DOLL~ Knot dolls were popular in the early colonial days and have remained so for generations thereafter. This simple doll was knotted and not stitched. NO SEWING ! This knot doll kit contains materials to make and outfit one historical doll. Complete history included.