Hollyhock dolls have been enchanting folks for generations. They make delightful table decorations and are fun for the whole family to make. This old-fashioned craft is easy, requiring only blooms from a hollyhock plant and some toothpicks! Here’s how to create a hollyhock doll.
- Hollyhock blooms both small and large
- Hollyhock leaf
Break off an open bloom including the green sepal, and invert it for the skirt. You can use multiple blooms for a layered effect.
Push a toothpick horizontally through the sepal to form arms.
For the face, push a toothpick vertically through the middle of a green (unripened) seed pod, with the seedpod in the middle of the toothpick; then attach to body by pushing it down through the middle of the sepal.
For the hair/hat, attach a small, barely opened bloom to the toothpick sticking up past the face.
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