|Finished dancing Polynesian hula dolls.
Have these Polynesian dancing sisters dress up in traditional costume that includes: grass skirts, flowers, bikini tops, and laurel crowns using traditional wooden clothespins.
- Green or golden hair
- Clothespins as well as wooden stands
- Acrylic paint: red, white, black, brown
- red threads
- Small floral novelties, buttons or beads
- Black or dark brown threads
- Two chenille stems
- Two balls of white cotton
- Brown stripe bikini tops
Step by step instructions:
- Cut out simple rectangular shapes from felt and give each fringe. Hot glue around the waist of the clothespin dolls.
- Cut simple tear-off leaf shapes from green felt to glue in the hip areas of each wooden dancer.
- Measure, cut, and stick brown tape directly onto each clothespin to make bikini tops for each dancing doll.
- More felt fringes to cut out a laurel wreath in the shape of each doll’s head. Glue these wreaths on top of the yarn after cutting them out and stick them to the yarn of both sisters.
- Tie red strings around the waist and tie it in place.
- Punch a hole in the sides of the doll for the arms.
- Tear off the cotton balls and wrap them in chenille and white school glue.
- Paint the “arms” flesh color.
- Stick the arms into the holes and let the dolls dry.
- Paint the facial features and stick a small bead in the center of each doll’s face to add noses.
- Finally, glue on small ribbon or bead flowers to sparkle and also to decorate your glories.
|Two wooden clothespin sisters dressed for a traditional island ceremony.
|The “grass” skirts are doubled around the waist. Generous spinning locks.