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.
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:
- Buy the dolls. See below ↓
- 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!
- Set aside some time in your busy schedule to paint your dolls.
- Have fun! This one is important. Just let your kids go. Let them use their imagination and be creative!
- 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…
- If you want them to last forever… Hide them in a place the kids will never find them! Unlike me.
- 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.
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Originally posted March 13, 2017
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8 thoughts on “How to Paint Blank Russian Nesting Dolls with Your Kids”
What a fun idea! I’m going to get our family a set too!
It was a fun project. I am glad we did it even if Rex ate them!
Great idea! What cute kids!!
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!
Yep. That was all him! Thanks for visiting Lynette :-) I hope you will visit again soon!
What a fun project. I am sorry the dog got to them though :(
Me too! I really wanted to save them as mommy keepsakes!