Haircut Doll

The day I walked into the bathroom and saw sweet little golden brown locks on the floor, I nearly cried. Good thing for me my daughter was only brave enough to take off a few snips from the bottom, but I knew I must do something before her school photos ended up looking like mine at that age with bangs that resembled a roller coaster.

Together, we created a doll to allow her to get all of that hair cutting energy out.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Starting with a paper roll of any size, punch holes along the back and sides of the top. I did about an inch width of holes to allow for lots of yarn hair. Cut your yarn 8-12" (20.3-30.5 cm) long and thread each piece through two holes and knot in place. My daughter helped by cutting each yarn strand for me and handing them to me as I threaded. She was really excited to watch the doll come together.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Next your child can decorate the front of the roll to really turn her into someone special. I didn't reveal to Emma that she would be cutting this hair. I just said we were making a doll.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    We used scraps of paper and googly eyes to make this adorable doll.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    And there they are. They came out really sweet and all the yarn hair was so beautiful. Emma was happy just to have these special homemade dolls just the way they were.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Next, I set up a little salon complete with waiting room and handed her a spray bottle (empty) and some kid safe-scissors and let her cut some hair! She was so excited she didn't believe me when I told her to cut it, but it didn't take long for her to dive right in!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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