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Tell your worries to one of these guys.
While teaching Arts and Crafts at a youth camp I wanted to be able to add new things. I was searching for some ways to make worry dolls that would be possible with few supplies and on next to nothing (since that was my budget). I was finding a lot of stuff with cardboard and clothespins so I went to work on coming up with something myself. The result was a small figure made from twisty ties (from garbage bags, bread, and other similiar style bags), with wrapping embroidery floss to create hair, skin, clothes, and other details. I used small scraps of cloth to make skirts or dresses or other clothing as needed and desired. The great thing was I could make them any skin tone, with a nearly unlimited hair and clothing options.

After teaching one kid how to make these they went on to make a house for their tiny dolls from a Velveeta Cheese box with odds and ends for decorations, walls, and furniture.

Posted by Gertie from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Gertie's 52 projects »

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  • How to make a figurine dolls. Worry Dolls - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gert your supplies ready... twisty ties and bits of colored thread, embroidery floss, and scraps of material.

  • How to make a figurine dolls. Worry Dolls - Step 2
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Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
I always loved the idea of worry dolls.
Gertie · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 52 projects
they should be just the right size for that, and bendable!
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Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
Cool - I make jewellery with these and I've been hunting for ages for some cheaper priced ones - now I shall make them myself Happy

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