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Create Your Own Kimono Doll Finger Puppet (activity)

Kimono Doll Instructions (Example)

Create Your Own Kimono Doll Finger Puppet Template

Long sleeved kimono (furisode) with imperial cart, aristocratic fans, ball-shaped floral sachet, and auspicious plants, approx. 1912-1935. Paste-resist dyed and embroidered silk. Anonymous gift, 2011.16.

Long sleeved kimono (furisode) with imperial cart, aristocratic fans, ball-shaped floral sachet, and auspicious plants, approx. 1912-1935. Paste-resist dyed and embroidered silk. Anonymous gift, 2011.16.

Woman wearing sash

Woman wearing sash, 1929. By Torii Kotondo (1900-1976). Japan. Ink, colors, and mica on paper. Gift of Mrs. Hugh M. Williamson, 1990.8.8.

Kimono Doll Instructions (Example)
Long sleeved kimono (furisode) with imperial cart, aristocratic fans, ball-shaped floral sachet, and auspicious plants, approx. 1912-1935. Paste-resist dyed and embroidered silk. Anonymous gift, 2011.16.
Woman wearing sash
Objective: 

Create your own kimono doll finger puppet using this template.

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Materials:
6”x 3” precut paper for kimono, 4”x 1/2” precut paper for obi (sash worn around the waist), scissors, glue, color pencils; Template: Create Your Own Kimono Doll

Procedure:

  1. Cut out all the patterns from the left.
  2. Take a piece of paper (6”x 3”) kimono and decorate it using colored pencils. Fold backward on top.
  3. Following the visual instructions (download above) wrap the kimono around the body and glue it.
  4. Take 4”x 0.5” paper for the obi ( literally "sash") and paste it around the waist of kimono.
  5. Paste the head on the body.
  6. Paste the longer hair on the back of the head and the shorter hair to the front.
  7. Using a pencil, draw eyes and mouth.

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