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Simple Kokeshi Doll Tutorial

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Finishing the Base

To add the base "clothes" for the body wrap the paper around the roll firmly and add a thin strip of glue to the ends. Place the eyes where you would like and hot glue gun them to the head.

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Kokeshi How-to: Finishing the Base
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The final step to create a simple Kokeshi Doll using a toilet paper roll, ball ornament, and various materials to decorate. Directions for this step: To add the base "clothes" ... More »


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