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How to Paint Blank Russian Nesting Dolls with Your Kids

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
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Updated February 13, 2021 – I have always had a thing for Matryoshka dolls or Russian nesting dolls. Recently I bought a set of five blank Russian nesting dolls for the kids and me. It was a fun craft for our Monday afternoon. The kids loved it as you can see below.

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

They loved their dolls so much that eventually, they snuck them out of my room, (I hid them to save as a mommy keepsake), and then our dog got ahold of them and that was that. T-Rex thought they were chew toys. No more Russian nesting dolls.

However, the short time we spent painting them and the time the dolls were hidden in my room were good times and good memories… I was able to admire them a few times before they were devoured by the dog.

Since this post is titled “How To” I figure I should address that part… Here are my recommendations:

  1. Buy the dolls. See below ↓
  2. Buy some paint and brushes on Amazon. There are tons of choices. Check them out here. Preferably washable paint. You will be happy you did!
  3. Set aside some time in your busy schedule to paint your dolls.
  4. Have fun! This one is important. Just let your kids go. Let them use their imagination and be creative!
  5. If you want your dolls to last longer… spray them with a coat of Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze sealer. But be sure to wait until your paint is completely dry and set. Possibly even until the next day…
  6. If you want them to last forever… Hide them in a place the kids will never find them! Unlike me.
  7. If you want your kids to enjoy them… take pictures of the dolls and let them go. At least you will have some memory of the event!

You can buy your kids a set of blank Russian nesting dolls on Amazon along with the glaze sealer. You will notice that each one is a slightly different design and you can choose between a set of six, eight, ten, or seven.





How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

 

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
We are getting started on our blank Russian nesting dolls.

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
The oldest got the biggest, the next oldest got the next biggest, and so on…

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
Tristan painted his doll and his hand!

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
We painted the floor a little too :-)

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos

How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
This one was so tiny!
How to Paint Russian Dolls with Your Kids in Photos
Our finished product… Ta-dah!

To see more of our homeschool posts visit this link HERE. Thanks for visiting! Signing off, Tina

Originally posted March 13, 2017

8 thoughts on “How to Paint Blank Russian Nesting Dolls with Your Kids

  1. Lynette says:

    I love that the dinky cars had to be involved! Neatly positioned for a good view. I have 2 sons too…happy days! It’s a really fun looking craft!
    We home/unschool in the U.K. I have enjoyed browsing your posts. Good job out there!

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