How to Make A Mini Recycled Doll From Thread Spools!

We have a very fun kids craft using recycled thread spools!  Turn them into miniature dolls with www.cupcakesandlace.comjust a few materials!

This is a fun and easy craft to do with your Girl Scout troop, summer camp activity or in your classroom!

C&L Thread Spool Doll Supplies:

  • Empty Thread Spools!  (Any size or color!  You can even buy wooden thread spools from the craft store if you don’t have any.)
  • Fabric or paper scraps
  • Yarn/ribbon/buttons/pipe cleaners/any embellishments
  • Round wooden beads or round wooden circles (we bought the ones with the faces already www.cupcakesandlace.comdrawn on…usually in the wood or doll section of the craft store)
  • Tacky glue (or hot glue with adult help)
  • Scissors

How to Make:

  1. Start by gluing the head (wooden circle beads) onto the thread spools.
  2. Decorate!  You can use yarn and make hair!  Pipe cleaners or ribbon for arms and a belt!  Use fabric or paper scraps to create a dress or outfit.  Hot glue works the best but tacky glue will work just fine.  Be creative!
  3. Create a whole family of thread spool dolls! =)


Cupcakes and Lace offers unique and original Sewing, 18” Doll & Craft KitsPatch Kits,  SewingCraftingDoll Workshops, Badge Workshops for Girl Scouts and Birthday and Special Event Parties.

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