Making hollyhock dolls is an old-fashioned craft that's been enjoyed by children for generations. In fact, the dolls have been popular for centuries. Children's book author and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy, who has spent years researching how children play with plants, has found references to hollyhock dolls in many cultures, some in books almost 200 years old. Single hollyhocks are the flower of choice for flower doll materials because they grow everywhere -- earning them the nickname of alley orchids. Here's how to fashion your own flower doll.