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Dolls and toys

Explore 18 projects, 7 articles, 7 galleries, 57 videos, and more

Clementine Crate Doll Bed

Steps:9
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Recycle a clementine crate to make a cute doll bed for your little girl, as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show." This how-to from illustrator Heather Ross is inspired by her children’s book “Crafty Chloe."
Materials
  • 12 short paint-stirring sticks
  • 4 long paint-stirring sticks
  • Wood glue
  • Wood clementine crate
  • Large binder clips
  • Sandpaper or sanding block
  • Gesso or primer
  • Acrylic paint in desired color
  • Dish towel
  • Scissors
  • Needle and coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • Loose stuffing
  • Doll needle
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Fat quarter of fabric
  • Quilt batting
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Baby Wooden Blocks

Steps:8
Make these adorable baby blocks from crafter Ashley Steele for your child, and they'll be the coolest kid on the block.
Materials
  • 3 1/4-inch square wood block
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage 
  • Paintbrush
  • Decorative paper
  • Emery board
  • Letters, numbers, and embellishments
  • Sponge
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Dr. Seuss Magnetic Felt Fish Game

Steps:5
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Halloween Candy People

Steps:4
Materials
  • Lollipops
  • Rectangular-wrapped or -boxed Halloween candy (such as Dots, Lemonheads, Jujyfruits, Junior Mints, Kit Kats, etc.)
  • Tubular-wrapped Halloween candy (such as Tootsie Rolls and Smarties)
  • Jack-o'-lantern or other stickers
  • Craft scissors
  • Waxed twine
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Conan O'Brien Makes Homemade Play-Doh

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Handmade Play Dough for Children

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Laura Normandin Shares Doll Making Techniques

Other Ideas:
Fabric, Sewing
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Toppling Dominoes

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Guests, Kid-friendly
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