How to Make a Colonial Girl Yarn Doll

Back in colonial times, kids couldn't buy toys. Kids had to use materials like yarn to make toys. One of these toys were colonial yarn dolls. Today you will learn to make a girl colonial yarn doll.

Steps

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    Wrap 100 pieces of yarn. Using the wooden board, tape an end of the yarn, and wrap around. Do this 100 times.
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    Cut them off. Once you have 100 pieces, remove the tape, and cut off the middle of the yarn.
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    Tie the middle. Once you have cut the yarn, take one of your pieces of yarn that are the other color, and tie around the middle. Then you should pick it up and hold it by the string of the tie, so it looks like the end of a mop.
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    Make a head. Tie the yarn about three-quarters the way up from the bottom. This forms the head.
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    Make arms. Count off 25 pieces of yarn near the head, and section them. Once you have sectioned them, tie them around the middle. This should be an arm. Repeat for the other arm.
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    Make hands. Cut the yarn of the arms so about there is an inch left. These are the hands.
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    Make the waist. At around the dolls mid section, you tie a piece of yarn. This is the dolls waist.
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    Cut the yarn. For all ties, except the one growing off the head, clip them so they have no thread left.
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    Add facial expressions. To make eyes, take a strand of yarn from the doll's face, and tie. Once you have tied, clip off the extra yarn and you have eyes. To make a mouth, do the same but tuck the extras under other strand of yarn.
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    Add hair. To make hair, take a clip of yarn, and tie it around the yarn that is hanging off the head.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • If you have really thick yarn, only wrap around 85 times not 100.
  • Double knot every tie.
  • So the ball of yarn doesn't roll away, put it in a basket.
  • If you don't like the dolls hair, give it a haircut.

Warnings

  • Don't ever clip any of the one yarn hanging off the doll's head.

Things You'll Need

  • A wooden board
  • Two balls of yarn (different colors)
  • Scissors
  • A basket (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Toys | Dolls and Doll Houses