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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" 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.

See "Simple Kokeshi Doll Tutorial" album collection for directions on how to do this craft activity.

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This activity was created by the Japanese American National Museum for Target Free Family Days in conjunction with the Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy exhibition.

Photo courtesy of the Discover Nikkei Team (2009).

ylkawashima — Last modified Nov 29 2011 4:19 p.m.


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