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Click on the video above to watch them dance!

These adorable peg dolls are fun for kids to color in and customize with hair, clothing and doily skirts. Not only that, they’re magical and actually dance!

Find out how to make these dancing doily peg dolls twirl around with an easy magnetic trick.

Magnetic Dancing Doily Peg Dolls – Materials:

Wooden peg dolls and wooden stands
– Markers (we love these)
– Colored pencils (for drawing face features)
Mini colorful doilies
– Hot glue
– Craft sticks
– Scissors
– Magnets


Step 1. Have your child color in the peg doll bodies. Use colored pencil for face features as markers will tend to bleed on the wood grain when you draw fine features.

Step 2. Fold your doilies in half, cut a half semi-circle in the center and slip several over your dolls. Secure each with hot glue underneath around the “waist.” Fluff up the doilies.

Step 3. Hot glue your dolls each to a wooden stand, then hot glue a magnet on the bottom of the stand. Hot glue a magnet to a craft stick.

Step 4. Using a book cover, cardboard, or posterboard as we did here, place your doll on top with the magnet stick underneath. Rotate the stick to make the dolls spin!

Aren’t these the cutest? And so easy and fun for kids to make. My kids were mesmerized by the spinning and loved being able to control it!

Do you enjoy making peg dolls with your kids? We loved using doilies as “skirts” in this case.

NOTE: When crafting with magnets, it is always important to supervise children at all time.

This craft is part of a monthly challenge with the talented Kids Craft Stars bloggers. Please feel free to join us in on the fun each month and tag your craft pictures #kidscraftstars on Instagram!

Check out more adorable doily crafts below from the group:

Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Doily Strawberry Cards | Glued to My Crafts
Doily Hot Air Balloon | I Heart Arts N Crafts
Doily Lion King Kids Craft | I Heart Crafty Things
Doily Hearts Valentine Craft | In The Playroom
Doily Sheep | Easy Peasy and Fun
Doily Roses | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Doily Princess/Ballerina | Artsy Momma


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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.