Things to Make for Your Doll

From the Series Girl Crafts

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Playing with a doll is all about imagination. Here are twenty creative craft projects to make play situations a lot more fun! They range from a doll bathing suit and beach bag made from a sock to a doll Halloween costume made from a stuffed animal. There are scrapbooks, a bulletin board, jewelry, hair ornaments, and more for kids to make for their dolls. And, as is always the case with a Kathy Ross craft idea, everything can be done at little or no cost, using just simple household items.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2003-08-01
BISACS JNF015000, JNF056000
Dewey 700
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Reviewed and Step-by-step instructions



“Ross, the author of more than 40 craft books, presents 20 projects with clear directions for ‘what you need’(simple household items from paper clips, cardboard, and yarn to sand and crayons) and ‘what you do.’ Garvin’s simple line-and-watercolor illustrations show the materials and the process, step by step. Some projects are miniature versions of what kids can make for themselves (sock puppets, a scrapbook, handprints on plaster, etc.). Others are especially for dolls, including doll jewelry and a doll closet made from a cardboard box. The blend of make-believe and practical advice is a winning combination in a craft book.”

The Horn Book Magazine

“Young doll owners will be pleased with this portfolio of instructions to make accessories and very simple no-sew doll clothes. The twenty projects (adaptable for any size doll) include jewelry, a bathing suit made from a sock, and clothes hangers. . .”
Horn Book

Author: Kathy Ross

Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.

Illustrator: Elaine Garvin