|

Yarn Dolls

Materials

  • Yarn or string
  • 8-inch x 4-inch piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
Directions
  1. Wind the yarn around the card about thirty times or until the yarn is about as fat as two fingers.
  2. Remove it from the card and tie a doubled wool strand around it and knot at the following locations:
    • ½inch down from top
    • 1 inch down from that for the bottom of the head
    • Take one bunch on each side and tie about 1 inch down for the arms
    • 2½ inches down from head for waist
    • Divide the remaining yarn and tie for legs
    • Trim hair, hands, and feet
  3. Make this doll some clothes out of fabric scraps and make a bed or room out of painted food boxes or give them as special gifts to friends.
|

From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


highlights

10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! If your child has a nut allergy or his school has banned peanut butter, try these tasty and safe nut-free lunches.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Top 12 Fundraising Ideas
Need some new ideas for raising big money for your child’s school or team? Check out the best school fundraisers, suggested and reviewed by parents like you!

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks