DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Russian Matryoshka Paper Craft

Matryoshka DollThis is a simple cut and paste paper craft that can be done "just for fun" or for a Russia theme -- Russia is hosting the olympics this winter which is what has inspired our learning a bit more about the country right now.

Russian Matryoshka dolls are wooden "nesting dolls".  Each one opens up to reveal a smaller one inside.  Originally they were hand carved from a single piece of wood and then hand painted by artists -- artistic ones like this are really very beautiful.  Now days there are affordable, mass produced versions for tourists and children -- they're still cute and fun to play with!

Create your own design or use one of our pre-made templates to make your own paper Matryoshka Doll.




Template (doll)     (color)   or   (B&W)


Decorations - choose  one:

Template (blank)     (color)   or   (B&W)

Template (red & green flower)    (color)   or   (B&W)

Template (three blue flowers )     (color)   or   (B&W)

Template (dark grey flower)        (color)   or   (B&W)


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