When Kimchi Man is in Korea and we are apart we send each other packages to feel closer. That way we have something to look forward to even though when we are missing each other like crazy.
I usually send him candy and snacks that he can’t find in Korea and he does the same for me. But last time I sent the package, I decided to add something more personal.
I decided to make cute dolls wearing Hanboks (Korean traditional clothes) that looked just like the two of us. I used salt dough which is really easy to prepare. You can do it too – it requires only basic ingredients that everyone has at home. The recipe for the dough is at the end of this post.
Once I made the dolls I put them in the oven and baked them on low heat for a really long time. When they were completly dry and cool I painted them, let the paint dry really well and then coated them with three layers of varnish. It took a while but it is important to do so in order to keep the moisture out. And…. ta da!
My doll was supposed to be taller than his but her head got a bit squashed while I was making it ^^*
I think the watch turned out adorable. Kimchi Man never takes his watch off so I had to include it on his doll. I used aluminium foil and for the dial a tiny piece of paper painted blue.
I think Kimchi Man and Oegukeen dolls make a nice addition to site banner. What do you think? :)
Salt dough recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water (it shouldn’t be too cold)
Of course you can make any amount you want, just always keep the 2 : 1 : 1 ratio of flour, salt and water respectively. Mix the salt and flour first, and then gradually add water. And that’s it! Simple, right?