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Basic materials you need to create a simple Kokeshi Doll which can then be customized.

To make the base of the Kokeshi Body you will need:
1.) A toilet paper roll (or any cylindrical form)
2.) A round ornament (or a styrofoam ball)
3.) Colorful paper (for clothes!)

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


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 — 更新日 11月 29 2011 4:19 p.m.

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