The article discusses the importance of use in the training of future teachers of fine art dolls as a means of shaping their professional skills. Dolls is a unique work of contemporary decorative art, which combines sculpture, painting, fashion, styling, handling a variety of materials. Creative work on making dolls provides consistent complication of tasks aimed at developing students’ skills – sculptor, painter, clothing designer and other skills of the person who has to decide a student during the school year. At the first lessons students are introduced with the history of the evolution of dolls, doll studying traditional folk and contemporary art of dolls. For students making dolls is a creative process that allows showing the knowledge and skills gained during the training sessions in drawing, sculpture, design, history of costume. At the same time, work on the doll gives an opportunity to experiment, to work out their own methods of working with various materials, based on personal experience, which leads to the expansion of the boundaries of creativity, the intensification of such important qualities of creative skills, as resourcefulness, originality, imagination. To create expressive artistic image, the author should be based on associations that arise from the creative personality of the student, his personal world of images, symbols and signs. Work on the doll is a creative process that is largely intuitive, but at the same time is not possible without understanding the algorithm of manufacturing dolls, knowledge of certain techniques, rules and laws of this art form. For the formation of students’ interest in the process of making dolls the author offers the following conditions: the use of informative educational material; variability in the application of methods and means of training; focus on the activation of students’ readiness for independent activity; application in various traditional and modern materials and techniques; focus on future artistic and creative activities. Mastering of new means of creating an artistic image through the plastic of small forms contributes to enrichment of students’ creative artistic skills, development of the ability to work with different materials, sensory experience, artistic feeling, associative thinking and creative taste.