Clothespin Role Model Dolls
I love this diversity craft! A large part of Girl Scouting reinforces good role modeling. From the council to the leaders to the older girls to the younger girls, Girl Scouts look up to those who are ahead of them on the journey. In addition to role models within the Girl Scout environment, there are many other out in the world. Girls look up to teachers, coaches, politicians and community leaders. As girls grow and progress through the journeys, they work on a lot of activities that focus on role models. This project is great for the aMUSE journey in Juniors but could be applicable at all of the levels. Daisies could make them when they are working on the RESPECT AUTHORITY petal by creating an authority figure.
Give the girls old fashioned clothes pins, craft thread, buttons and glue. Ask them to create dolls of some of their favorite roll models. Their role models might be alive and they might be from the past. Remind them that their heroes might not look or have anything in common with them. This is where the magic lies.
For the best results, use the AdTech Cool Tool, a super low heat hot glue. If you are still concerned with girls getting burned, use a fast grab tacky glue. Wrapping the string around the clothespins is easy peasy. To get it to stay in place, you only need a TINY bit of glue. Can you guess who these two dolls are in real life?
This rendition of Taylor Swift is adorable.
Buttons are a fun addition to add a little detail and character. I love the button used in Michelle Obama’s hair.
Sometimes girls will request to color the clothespin to represent ethnicity. Water based markers work great for this. If you want your girls to write about their dolls, this FREE printable might help.
Cheers to the women who lead the way. Cheers to Girl Scouts. Cheers to Crafting!