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Worry Dolls

Worry dolls are small hand-made dolls originating from Guatemala. Traditionally, these dolls are given to children and used to help eliminate worries or sadness. Before bed, you can tell the doll your worries, place it under your pillow, and then go to sleep. The next morning, it is said that all your worries will go away!

 

These worry dolls, or worry monsters in our case, are a cute and fun way to help children explore their emotions at a very young age.

Materials



Mini Craft Sticks
Friendship Thread
Wiggly Eyes

Instructions



Step  1.

Gather your materials to make your worry dolls. Traditionally, worry dolls are made of wire and wool cording. We are going to use craft sticks!

Step  1.

Gather your materials to make your worry dolls. Traditionally, worry dolls are made of wire and wool cording. We are going to use craft sticks!

Step  2.

Wrap each craft stick with colorful friendship thread cording. Wrapping items with yarn is wonderful fine motor practice for little ones! Mix and match colors to personalize your dolls.

Step  2.

Wrap each craft stick with colorful friendship thread cording. Wrapping items with yarn is wonderful fine motor practice for little ones! Mix and match colors to personalize your dolls.

Step  3.

Wrap the craft sticks with fuzzy sticks to create arms and legs (or tentacles! Be creative!)

Step  3.

Wrap the craft sticks with fuzzy sticks to create arms and legs (or tentacles! Be creative!)

Step  4.

Finally, add wiggly eyes to complete your worry doll monsters!

Step  4.

Finally, add wiggly eyes to complete your worry doll monsters!

Guatemalan Inspired Folklore Figurines / Estatuillas Populares de Inspiración Guatemalteca