Hair Cut Doll

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I knew this day would come. I knew one day my sweet daughter would sneak a pair of scissors and give herself an experimental haircut. I knew this would happen because I can clearly remember the first experimental haircut I gave myself and my neighbor who lost her bangs that day. Thank goodness for me the sweet golden brown locks I found on the floor were just a few snips off the ends. Apparently, my daughter is just as attached to her hair as I am and could not bear to lose too much.

In hopes of preventing my children and their dolls from losing anymore hair in the future I wanted to make a hair cutting doll that they could cut and style as much as they pleased. After all, I am all for experimenting and following your creative instinct, but sometimes I would prefer the canvas to not be themselves.

Materials for Hair Cut Doll:

  • Paper towel roll (cut in half for two dolls)
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn (thicker is better)
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Kids safe scissors


  1. Punch holes on the top of one half of the roll. Basically everywhere you would want hair.
  2. Cut the yarn into 8″-12″ pieces. Thread each piece through two holes and tie in a knot.
  3. Once you have a good amount of hair your child can finish off the doll by adding the face details and clothing.

We set up a little salon after our dolls were finished. Emma was in complete bliss at this point. “Really? Cut it? For real?” is what I heard repeatedly for the first few minutes. I hope that she gets her fix of haircuts out on this doll and stays away from her own head, but most likely I will find more golden strands on the floor one day and that will be okay too.

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