Monday, November 15, 2010

Corps of Re-Discovery Cornhusk Doll Kit {Review}

PhotobucketMy daughter and I were very excited when we found out that we were going to be receiving a cornhusk doll kit from Corps of Re-Discovery to review. 

About Corps of Re-Discovery

Corps of Re-Discovery is owned by a homeschooling family and was formed after they took a 14 month journey, traveling through 47 different states learning and exploring. 

Working together as a family, we have found and created great project kits to enrich your studies of American Indians, Frontiersmen and Pioneer Americans so you, too can "re discover" America.

The Cornhusk Doll Kit

The cornhusk doll kit costs $4.50, and included everything we needed to make the doll, except for thread or glue to sew the apron and scarf.  Also included were detailed instructions with illustrations.  The illustrations where very helpful as I am a very visual person!


Our Experience

Emily and I worked on making the doll together.  I did most of the actual construction of the doll and she picked out the best pieces of cornhusks and helped me tie the pieces together. 

IMG_4338Here is the doll as she was drying (and being lovingly held).

I cut the fabric for the apron and scarf and let Emily glue the edges.  The directions suggested sewing, but Emily was much to impatient to finish the doll so we opted for fabric glue, which worked nicely.


Here is our completed doll.  IMG_4342

Our Thoughts

Emily LOVES this doll and wouldn’t put it down once we finished it ~ seriously, she didn’t even give it time to dry!  I am amazed at the cost, just $4.50!  We both had fun making the doll and when she isn’t being carried around the house, she is proudly displayed on our nature table.

Find Out More

Visit Corps of Re-Discovery to purchase the girl or boy cornhusk doll kit for $4.50.  Be sure and check out some of the other great kits they have for children {they would be perfect for Christmas}!  

Here is just a sampling of some of their other products (click on  pictures for more information):

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See what other families have to say about Corps of Rediscovery at The Old Schoolhouse CREW.

This product was given to me for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.



Mama Jenn said...

Very cool! We made corn husk dolls from scratch...just haven't posted about them yet! I am so far behind...but that is another story! :-) Thanks for sharing!!!

Davene said...

What a sweet project for you and Emily! Your comment about her loving the doll and not even wanting to give her time to dry reminds me of Laura in On the Banks of Plum Creek when she finds Charlotte outside in a frozen mud puddle and she rescues her and Ma helps her clean and reconstruct Charlotte. I just read that to my family yesterday as we drove home from the airport, so it's fresh in my mind. I remember my own devotion to dolls when I was a girl, and it's fun to see Emily exhibiting tender maternal skills, too. I don't get much of that around here... ;-)

Joesette said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this! I can see I'll be shopping from their site soon!


Anonymous said...

oo the doll turned out super cute! I also love that it is handmade which adds all the more sentiment to it!

Kelly said...

Wish I had some fabric glue. That would be so much easier and the girls would have had their dolls already.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Those are adorable... If I had a girl... The boys were eyeballing the tomohawks! :)

Sheri said...

Love the glue idea-forgot one could do that-saves on the sewing part. Nice review!

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