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#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 and clothespins to make and outfit one boy and one girl clothespin  doll.  The clothespins we provide use flat bottoms , so  they can stand by themselves.
#704  YARN DOLL KIT~ Making yarn dolls has been an American folk tradition ever  since the colonial days.  Our Yarn Doll Kit contains materials to make one easy-to-make classic yarn doll.  Fun for all ages.
#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.
#708  EARLY AMERICAN CORNCOB DOLL KIT~ This doll is most often associated with life on the Oregon Trail and the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Our doll kit contains a pre-drilled and fashioned corncob  and bandana materials to make and outfit one classic 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.
#713 MAKE A SOCK MONKEY!~  Our colorful sock monkey kit includes materials and our original instructions to make one 20-inch sock monkey.  We use only the original Red-heel socks in our kit.   All you need supply is the stuffing.
#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.
#716 MISS POPPET~ Make your own early American poppet (puppet doll).  Based on a surviving  125 year old sample doll, our poppet kit includes all materials to make either the authentic replica doll or one with optional hair, bonnet and arms.
#717  WORRY DOLL KIT~ Traditional doll kit from the middle southwestern states.  Using  multi-colored floss, pipe cleaners and clothespins, this kit will make two authentic worry dolls.  Complete history included.
#720 FELT DOLL KIT~ Replica folk art doll kit from the days of early America.    Includes  materials  to  make  two authentic felt dolls, complete directions and the history of felt in America.  Approximately 5 1/2" tall.
   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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Handkerchief Doll
Felt Doll
Native American Cornhusk Doll Kit
Rag Doll Kit
Early American Corncob Doll Kit
Yarn Doll
Traditional Cornhusk Doll Kit
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#703-CW Civil War Clothespin Doll Kit--The Clothespin Doll was  a staple in the Civil War-era.  Children often created dolls that reflected their imaginary roles in the war.  Our exclusive kit includes instructions  and materials to make 1 Union  and 1 Confederate soldier, with their respective battle flags. 
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