For the last couple of years I’ve imagined a play set of scripture-themed dress-up dolls to help my four-year old bring the scriptures to life. But, life moves fast and I never prioritized it until one Sunday afternoon when I found myself committing to create a small kit for our ward’s annual crafty “Super Saturday”. So, I got to work designing, printing and cutting out each piece by hand. My daughter eagerly watched at my side during each step and when it was finally completed, her delight (and hours of quiet play!) convinced me that every kid should have their own set.
Two things were really important to me in creating this set. First, I wanted every kid to be able to dress the characters from the Book of Mormon they way THEY uniquely envision them. There’s no right or wrong way to dress Nephi, Abinidi or Moroni, so you won’t find any instructions in this kit dictating how to “create” each character. Using their imaginations to dress each doll will help kids create a deeper and more personal to the heroes, heroines and villains of the Book of Mormon.
It was important to me to make sure the kit included not only enough dolls to recreate the beloved male-protagonist stories we’re all familiar with, but also to share the stories of the women in the Book of Mormon. Growing up, I felt like there was a lack of girl-power in the scriptures because we focused so heavily on the male heroes. However, I know from personal experience that if you seek the women of the scriptures, you will find them! I never want my daughter to feel that lack of girl-power and have already seen her love for the female characters of the Book of Mormon shine as she tells their stories with her FigLittles dolls. 🖤👯♀️🥰