I fell in love with Grimm’s colorful wood doll friends, but did not fall in love with the price. These cute, colorful dolls are used to help teach young kids skills like sorting and counting. You can easily recreate these dolls by painting Darice’s wood dolls with brilliant wood dye. These sweet little “people” make great teaching tools and can be used as cute DIY kids room decor. I decided to make a simple hot air balloon for my wood dolls to decorate my son’s room with.
- Darice Wood Doll Body – 3.5 inches
- Ultra Dye
- David Tutera Mini Wood Baskets
- Darice Paper Lantern – 8 Inches
- Jute Twine
Set it aside to dry and paint a different color on the next peg wood doll. Repeat with all the desired colors. I painted 7 dolls.
Step 2. When the body has dried, you can paint the little caps on the doll’s heads. Using a flat brush, first paint in a circle around the head to make the edge of the cap. Then fill in the rest with an even application of dye.
This DIY kids room decor is very simple and colorful. They would look great in a modern baby nursery or in a preschooler’s room. It would be fun to make up stories about each little person and where they are going in their bright hot air balloon! Have fun crafting and creating whimsical decor for your children!
For another DIY kids room decor idea, check out these painted homemade paper lanterns!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.