One trip to Hobby Lobby was worth about 4 days of kid-occupying creativity.
The girls loved the activity, of course, but I was surprised that the boys really got into it. Alex was designing dresses and Peter took clothespin dolls to a new level as you can see in the photo of the mummies.
The span of the kids' ages (3-9) made for an amusing assortment of doll details.
I think this guy is my favorite.
This one's labeled "M.r Mesy"
Once someone thought of adding a bellybutton, all the dolls acquired belly buttons, some of them inconveniently placed.
This is something I amused myself with as a child, but recently my sister-in-law reminded me of the idea when she made a Little Wooden Doll Kit for a refreshingly unconventional birthday present.