What do you do when you have a ton of extra yarn sitting around? Make yarn dolls, of course! Yarn dolls have been around forever. Look in any vintage craft book and there are instructions on how to make these soft little guys.
I wanted to find an easy way for kids to create yarn dolls that reflect their personality. I mean, really, who would have thought that a group of boys would play enthusiastically with yarn dolls? If you let them make yarn monsters and ghosts, it's a whole new ballgame.
Some of the kids got into making clothes for their dolls. Of course there were a few yarn octopuses floating around the classroom. Next, I'll show you how we made them. So, gather some yarn and pipecleaners and meet me back here tomorrow!