Matryoshka with his own hands from clay

In order to sculpt the doll of clay, it is not necessary to buy a special sculptural clay. You can take the usual stuff in any store with a stationery or school supplies.

So, you will need a few pieces of clay of different colors, a knife to cut it (usually it is sold along with the clay), wooden or plastic surface, teaspoon, matches. Make the body of dolls from the same large piece of clay.

To make the doll face, use an ordinary tea spoon, which in to make a small oval dent. Roll small white clay ball and place it in the middle of the resulting indentation. Then flatten the ball to make a smooth white oval. You don't have to compromise the integrity of the shape of your souvenir. With matches make holes for eyes dolls, which will become little balls of black clay.

You can also paint the dolls, using acrylic paints.

Matryoshka doll with their hands out paper

Papier-mache is one of the favorite types of crafts among people all ages, because the products it produces amazingly beautiful and even durable. Including dolls.

You need any soft paper that you will find at home. Perhaps do you have old Newspapers or wrapping paper after the recent holidays.

Prepare the paper work, tearing it into small pieces. Don't try to make them smooth – tear, as it will. Once the paper is ready, you can begin to work. For a form ideal salt shakers, glasses of beer, or jugs, which in form is similar to nesting dolls.

Pour into flat dishes PVA glue and dipped in the pieces of paper, glue them to your jar or glass. When you completely cover the workpiece, let the glue dry completely, to ensure that your product is not collapsed during removal. In order to remove the product from the mold, cut it into two pieces with a box knife, and then just glue the two pieces into one.

The last stage of making dolls from papier-mache – the most creative and interesting. Coat your doll primer, smooth sand paper and start painting. Paint you can use any, it is important not to limit your imagination and do not overdo it with patterns.