Do your kids love Rapunzel? Are you looking for a fun yarn craft? Try our Rapunzel Yarn Doll Craft that your kids will love to make and play with!
Making yarn dolls is a tradition that has been around for hundreds of years, and in the Build Your Masterpiece Class, we will be making them while learning about France.
The Adventures in France is on its way, but in the meantime, we have made a variation of them, for our love of Rapunzel!
With the newest Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure TV Series now out, my daughters love for Rapunzel has been ignited. We love this fairytale in all its variations and I cannot wait to share with you this fun version of a yarn doll, perfect for your girls! Plus, it’s a great way to use your recycled materials.
Rapunzel Yarn Doll Craft
What you need:
- Yarn: 2-3 colors. I used white for the hair, purple for the body and teal blue for the arms. Feel free to use any color you have or like. I’d love to see this made with yellow hair, we just didn’t have any on hand.
- 8×11 cardboard for the body
- 4×6 cardboard for the arms
- 17-inch cardboard for the hair
- ruler, or cutting mat
What to do:
Measure out the cardboard pieces and cut them down to size for wrapping your yarn.
Make a note that while wrapping, your yarn stretches and tends to shrink a little bit in the end.
When you have as much yarn as you want, wrapped around your cardboard, tie off at the top and cut the bottom.
I wrapped 100 times for the body, 50 times for the arms and 80-100 times for the hair.
Once you have your hair, body, and arms, you will begin to connect them all together.
Place your hair on top of the body, or the purple yarn and using the same yarn that you used to tie the hair together, tie again to the purple yarn. Keep this fairly long as you will use this string to attach the arms as well.
Once your hair is attached, pull the purple yarn together to make the head.
You will then tie a matching string of yarn around the head, making the neck.
Next thing is to attach the arms. Open up our dolls body in the middle.
Find the same string that tied your hair together, and use this to secure your arms. You can braid the arms from the tied spot and tie at the end. (I did trim up the arms a bit at the end)
Place your purple yarn back over the top of the arms, and gather it tightly, then secure it with a matching color of yarn, creating the waist.
You can add a fun braided belt to the waist, which adds a bit more flair, personality and something extra to play with. Your kids can take it on and off, practicing their bow tying skills.
Braid a Belt
Cut 6 strips of yarn, any color you desire, I used pink and a multi-colored yarn and tape them down.
Braid them into a long belt, and tie off at the top and bottom.
Attach your braided belt to the body of your Rapunzel Yarn Doll and tie in a pretty bow.
At this point, you can be done, or you can play around with the hair a bit as I did.
Braid the Hair
Tie your yarn together low at the neck, and make a braid down, then tie again with a corresponding color.
In the end, I used a longer purple string of yarn at the neck and tied the hair together. Then I made a second tie around the neck with the same string and made a bow. This secured the hair more to the head, because there is so much yarn for hair, and it gets heavy.
You can add more accessories and embellishments if you desire. I am thinking of gluing on two white pearl bead eyes, but for now, it’s good enough for me!
You can also make a few trims on the ends if you need too.
I only needed to trim a little bit off.
This Rapunzal Yarn Doll is so sweet and fun, and brings smiles to all kids faces! A perfect snuggle toy for the next movie night with the Tangled series!
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If you make these Rapunzel Yarn Dolls with your girls, please let me know in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram @alexandra.derry! We would love to see your creations.
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