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Monday, February 25, 2013

Nesting doll flannel board

Well this is exciting... I'm finally opening my shop at teachers pay teachers.  You don't have to be a teacher to register and buy my pdf.  It is going to have patterns for all sorts of things in it.  You can see it here... http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nesting-Doll-Activities  It is $6.50... you will get all sorts of cute little printables with it.

Today's project is a set of nesting dolls to use on a magnet board or flannel board.  You can use them for a mobile, a Christmas ornament.  I will show you lots of different ideas.  My original dolls are in the pdf, you can also use the patterns to make your own.

I based the dolls on the matryoshkas in the book The Littlest Matryoshka by Kathryn Brown.  I ordered mine from Amazon.
I cut out the felt shapes and added yellow and white polka dot scarves on their heads.
I'm mixing felt and paper for this project which I think looks really cute.

the pdf has the dolls faces, you will need to color them if you make your own.  I attached everything with plain old glue.

Here are the finished dolls.  I just love them.  They would be darling ornaments or bookmarks.  In the pdf you will get a scanned copy of these, and patterns to make your own.

Come back tomorrow for more ideas and examples... I can't wait to share them with you!  Oh yes, and please feel free to pin these!  My nesting doll pinterest board is here... http://pinterest.com/jenni_swenson1/matryoshka/


  1. Hi Jenni,
    Your little dollies are absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for sharing a delightful tutorial. You are one amazing gal.
    Blessings and smiles,
    Carolynn xoxo

  2. I am going to make a birthday card using your pattern for my grand daughter.

  3. Popped over from 'I should be mopping', these are so cute, good luck with your shop :)

  4. Oh, I love this! My mom used to always give me a new Russian nesting doll for Christmas so they hold such a special place in my heart. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So sweet!!! Love the colors you choosed! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft