I learned about art dolls recently and decided to try making some with the kids today. I gathered a bunch of materials and showed them some Flickr pictures of a lot of different styles and them let them loose. They loved making them!
Our ground rules were
- There were no rules on what the dolls looked like--people, animals, no arms, 8 arms, anything goes.
- They could use any broken objects they could find, items they owned, or craft items that I put in the big bowl for the project. Otherwise they had to ask permission before using stuff.
- They had to finish one doll before making another.
There were basically no rules, though, which was part of the fun. :)
Here are some pictures of a few of the finished creations...
Jack (who is morally opposed to looking normal in a photograph):
And Victoria with two of hers:
They had so much fun and are still creating!
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