Clothespin Role Model Dolls Embroidery Floss Crafts

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Clothespin Role Model Dolls Embroidery Floss Crafts

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. This is one of my favorite embroidery floss crafts.

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.  It works great for embroidery floss crafts that are not all about stitching. 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. Buttons are always a great addition to embroidery floss crafts.

FREE Printable for Role Model Dolls

Sometimes girls will request to color the clothespin to represent ethnicity.   Water based markers work great for this.  You could also use acrylic paints but if you do, paint BEFORE adding the embroidery floss for clothing and hair, etc. If you want your girls to write about their dolls, this FREE printable might help.

More Great Ideas for Embroidery Floss Crafts

Here are some more fun ways to use embroidery floss to create fun things. Making a God’s Eye is a great idea. It is super fun to do while camping too.

how to make god's eye craft

Stitching on an old pair of jeans to make patches rocks too. This is a super fun way to explore hand embroidery for the first time.

Here are three more ideas too.

Simple Embroidery Floss Crafts and Projects for Beginners

Seven Reasons Kids Should Be Crafting

There are unlimited numbers of reasons that kids should be crafting. Based on research and opinions of experts, I am excited to share seven of my favorite reasons to get messy and make all the things with your kiddos.

Practice Fine Motor Skills – GREAT for Embroidery Floss Crafts

Many craft projects require the use of fine motor skills to cut, tie knots, paint, color and even apply glue.  Crafting provides a great opportunity to work on fine motor skills while creating works of art.

Build Self Esteem

Through the process of creating a craft project, a child works through a series of steps to make a masterpiece. The success of completing steps and having something wonderful to show for it has proven to build self esteem.

Create Community

Many craft projects that are done by kids in classrooms or groups collectively create a larger work of art.  For example. When a group of kids create individual pumpkin crafts – once put together they have a patch. This creates community and inclusion.

Build Social Skills

While actively crafting, often times the fears and worries of talking with others subsides and children (of all ages) find themselves to be more social with those around them,

Promotes Individuality

Craft projects should allow children the opportunity to put their own style or mark into their work. There need to be choices available to successfully promote individuality.  Some of these choices include picking colors, crayons vs colored pencils, cutting vs tearing paper and outlining.

Encourages Self Expression

Often times children will express their feelings and thoughts through simple drawing and works of art. Encouraging kids to draw in their journals and add their own elements to projects sometimes offers a release of feelings.

Cheers to the women who lead the way.  

Cheers to Girl Scouts.  Cheers to Crafting!

Cheers to Embroidery Floss Crafts Galore.


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30 thoughts on “Clothespin Role Model Dolls Embroidery Floss Crafts”

  1. My role model is my sister. Even facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, she always stayed positive and put her family first. She was grace under fire.

  2. My role model is my Grandma. She was kind, loving, and fun. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and never let it stop her. She was a true model of perseverance and inner strength.

  3. My role model is my late grandmother. She fought through so much in life while raising a large family and battling health problems. She loved everyone equally and was always there for you no matter what. She was our families anchor and spoiled us grandbabies rotten ?

  4. Girl Scout are my role model, every time I get overwhelmed I get lifted up somehow by my girl Scouts. I wasn’t a Girl Scout and I’m so happy to join my daughter on her Girl Scout journey, they teach me so much, and I am thankful that they help make me a better person.

  5. Is it a bad thing to hope Tropical Storm Harvey knocks out our plans for aMUSE Journey in a Day this weekend so that if I win I can throw these into scheduled crafts? 😀

    My role model is my mother. She’s been through a lot, breast cancer, chemo and radiation and all the aftereffects of that. She’s seen me through even more, years of life threatening chronic illnesses and spending more time in the hospital than I did at home, taking care of my daughter when I couldn’t manage to even lift my head of f the pillow. She continues to have a positive attitude and bright outlook no matter what. She is incredibly strong and always pushes through perseveres, never gives up.

    I want to be like her when I grow up. 😉

  6. My role model is my Mom. She had never worked a day in her life. My Dad died when I was 12 and she had to get a job and raise us 3 girls.

  7. Jane Goodall is my role model following her passion even though she is in a male dominated profession…I adored her when I was a child doing things her way and making progress…now I’m an engineer!

  8. I always warms my heart to hear why the girls pick their role models. They never cease to amaze me!

  9. As of right now I would have to say my favorite role model is my best friend Candi.About two months ago she found out her 7 year old son has leukemia. After the initial shock, awe, sadness, and wondering why, she continues to stay the most positive person! Even tho she gets hit with bad news after bad news she keeps it together in a way that I dont think I could! I talk to her a couple times a week, whenever she can, and even with people as close to her as her husband only looking at the negatives she seeks out the positives in the most hardest of times. She is an amazing friend, person, and mother for staying so positive for her lil man?❤?❤

  10. My role models are my children. Every time I loose my way they show me a better path to kindness and creativity.

  11. I love these dolls!! My role model is definitely my older sister. She’s been my best friend since day one and even at the worse times in her life she was trying to help those around her and almost looked out for me. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for her and even as an adult I try hard to make sure I’m someone she can be proud of!

  12. My role model is my cousin who survived stage 4 breast cancer! She is a mother of two, and a drug counselor. Never once has cancer stopped her, it added so much positivity to her life and those around her. She has really inspired all those around her to never stop fighting! I always tell my Daisies to never stop fighting for what they want, and it will help them get further in life!

  13. Hope this one is ok, but my role model isn’t a female and he isn’t older than me. My role model is my son, who has been bullied, even to being attacked and beaten. He still has a heart of gold and isn’t jaded at all. He is currently preparing to head to boot camp for the Army next summer between his junior and senior year. We live in an area other than where the bullying took place now and he is very active in the school, JROTC and teaches self defense to kids who are being bullied.

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