this tutorial as a guide and made a few changes so that it was easier for kids to make them independently.
The biggest change was replacing pieces of knotted yarn for pipecleaners. Cut a pipecleaner into 4 pieces. Kids had no problem twisting them and achieving the shape they wanted. If they are good at knotting, then use little pieces of yarn tied around in place of the pipecleaners.
I modeled the basic doll for them, but as you can see, they went off on their own tangents and created ghosts, monsters, clothing, octopuses and more!
OK, let's get going.
Materials needed: Yarn, pipecleaners cut into 4 pieces, a book, scissors. You might also want embellishments such as google eyes, buttons, beads, felt and glue to stick them on with (we used hot glue.)
Some pieces of yarn might be too long, if that's the case, just trim them. Also, cut just a few strands at a time.
You have a yarn doll! Now if you want, you can embellish it with buttons, eyes, yarn hair, clothes, anything you can think of.