Traditional Matryoshka dolls are certainly treasures, but the young children we know are tickled to un-nest these wooden dolls no matter what's on them. If you have Yo Gabba Gabba fans at home, you might try your hand at painting a set like Lauren did. Or other groups that your children would love (the Ingalls', animals, your family).
Lauren also suggests getting your kids in on decorating them: "I had a friend whose son drew monster faces on each one, then her husband painted and finished the monsters. They LOVE to play with them!"
You can purchase blank nesting dolls at SwellGoods on Etsy.
Thanks Lauren! You can find Lauren at Bitty Bitts.