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My daughter loves dolls so we thought it’d be fun to turn some collected rocks into cute doll faces. These sweet dolls are easy to make with just a few simple items and make adorable handmade gifts from the kids. They’re also fun for imaginative pretend play with lots of options to create unique characters.

Rock Doll Faces – Materials:

– Rocks
– Yarn
– Felt
– Markers
– Hot glue gun
– Googley eyes (optional)


Step 1. Wash and dry your rocks. For the hair, we created a pretty braided look by finger knitting! Check out our tutorial for finger knitting. You can also create a variety of hairstyles by gluing strands of yarn and making pigtails. Once you have your dolls’ “wig” use hot glue to lay it down on the rocks.

Step 2. Draw on face features like eyes and mouths with markers. You can also use googley eyes but we opted to draw them in.

Step 3. Cut out pieces of felt for the cheek details. Glue down the felt.

Step 4. Add final details like hair bows. We cute these out of patterned felt pieces. Glue down to the hair.

Enjoy playing with your cute rock doll faces!

What are your favorite rock activities for kids? Check out more creative rock crafts here!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.