Drama Dolls

Drama Dolls craft

Kids create the characters, their costumes, the sets-and all the fun. Keep your video cameras rolling!

  • 1.

    Use your favorite story, fairy tale, athletes, or movie characters as inspiration for your characters.

  • 2.

    Lightly draw characters on a recycled file folder or piece of thin cardboard from a cereal box with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Then draw in and color details such as hair and facial expressions. Cut out your characters with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    To make costumes, trace lightly around the character on construction paper with a pencil. Then draw clothing shapes around the tracing so the clothing will fit the character. Color in the clothing designs.

  • 4.

    When you're finished creating the costumes, draw some small, square-shaped tabs on the clothing shapes, usually at the shoulders and along the sides. These tabs will hold the clothing costumes on your characters.

  • 5.

    Cut out your costumes, making sure to cut around the tabs. Bend the clothing tabs around the character so that the clothing stays on.

  • 6.

    Use Crayola Model Magic as a base so the characters can stand up. Use Model Magic to make props for the drama, too.

  • 7.

    Write a new ending to a favorite story, or create a brand new one using the drama dolls as the actors. Use shoeboxes for a stage. Video tape the show for a private screening for friends and family. Don't forget the popcorn!