Another outfit for our Emo Dolls! This time an Emo Santa, who will hopefully have lots of fun playing with his new mate Frosty.
I made this outfit from (you guessed it) a toilet paper roll! But you could also use any cardboard tube. The first step is to cut a circle for the 'face'. I made the hat from red felt, a pom pom and a hot glue gun - which is also how I attached it to the top of the roll. Then I painted the edge of the hat, the hair and the beard using white acrylic paint, and the Santa suit using red, black and yellow acrylic paint.
He can then be paired with any of the Emo Doll inner rolls that have changeable facial expressions. (For those that hadn't seen my earlier post, here is a quick photo of them in their birthday suits to give you the idea...)
My daughter JJ (3.5 years old), was so keen to play with Emo Santa, that she didn't give me much time to take many happy snaps! Here she is 'borrowing' him for 'just a little bit Mummy'. Always a good sign...
Luckily I managed to 'borrow' him back for a few snaps while she was at preschool. :)
The beauty of this type of doll is that you can change the expression on Santa's face. This is a good way to encourage children to explore emotions and empathy in a play setting. What would Santa's face look like when he thought Christmas was cancelled? What would it look like when he realised Rudolph could guide the sleigh after all?
I have many more outfit plans up my sleeve. For now, Santa and Frosty are both very popular in our house.
Oh, and cause I love bad jokes, I just couldn't resist this one. Enjoy!