17 weird and wonderful babushka dolls

19 wierd and wonderful babushka dollsBabushkas, Russian dolls, matryoshkas, nesting dolls … whatever you call them, these enduring integrated toys have fascinated children and adults for over a century. We’ve rounded up 17 uber cool non-traditional nesting dolls to give your babushkas a modern twist – plus a few very weird versions!

1. Robots

Robot babushka dollsThese futuristic Robot babushka dolls are undeniably cool.

2. Ninjas

Ninja babushka dollsGet your hands on some stealthy ninja babushka dolls to watch over your child’s bedroom.

3. Sailors

Sailor babushka dollsAhoy there! Sail away with this tiny crew of sailor babushkas ($49).

4. Chalkboard

Chalkboard babushka dolls

These chalkboard babushka dolls ($30) can be anything you want them to be!

5. Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba nesting dolls

Pack up the whole gang and take them anywhere, with these Yo Gabba Gabba nesting dolls (US$15.99)

6. Vets

Vet nesting doll

This handpainted vetinary nesting doll set ($122) features caring vets and their fuzzy patients.

7. Sketch Inc.

Becky Kemp nesting dolls

These handpainted dolls by Becky Kemp from Sketch Inc are as artistic as they are adorable.

8. Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss matryoshka babushka doll“He should not be here,” said the fish in the pot. “He should not be here when your mother is not.” Dr Seuss fans can get their hands on this Cat in the Hat nesting doll ($45)

9. Cars

Car babushka nesting doll

This nesting car ($63.08) even comes with wheels!

10. Monsters

Monster matryoshkas

You’ll be set for halloween with these orange monster matryoshkas ($17)

11. Animals

Omm Design animal nesting dolls

Omm Design’s Studio Matryoshka animal nesting dolls ($30)are delightfully cute.

12. Star Wars

Star Wars Babushka Dolls

The cuteness is strong with this one! Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Chubbies.

13. Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood nesting bowls

Mike He of Pistacchi Design has created this concept design for a set of Little Red Riding Hood nesting bowls and containers. Sadly this gorgeous idea is not in production yet!

14. Babushka rings

Babushka ringNoir Jewellery’s ‘Natasha’ Russian Doll Ring ($225) opens up to reveal a tiny doll inside.

15. Stacking pyramid

Janod Hologram Stacking Pyramid

This stacking and nesting pyramid from Janod ($34.95) has an innovative hologram illusion so you can move the pieces and watch the picture change.

16. DIY

DIY blank wooden matryoshkas

These blank wooden DIY matryoshkas ($25) are ready and waiting for you to get your craft on.

17. Naughty!

Matryoshka dollsDefinitely not one for the kids, these racy babushkas ($29) strip down with each layer!