Yarn Dolls


  • Yarn or string
  • 8-inch x 4-inch piece of cardboard
  • Scissors
  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.

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