I remember making these yarn dolls when I was little. We made them in the girl scouts and I gave them to my step-father. He actually hung them up by his rear view mirror in his truck and kept them there for about 10 years. I remember being so proud that he liked them and kept them there for so long.
So the other day when I was thinking about it I thought it would be fun to make these with my oldest. We changed things a little since I did not have any cardboard to wrap the yarn around like we used when I was a kid. So we just used a mouse pad, which worked fine. Then the next set we made (because we had to make more than one set since I have two kids and a fight would surly breakout if we made only one) we used one of my youngest daughters books which I think worked even better since it was harder.
Both my girls love them and each have their own set, I however will not be hanging them in my car since they will not part with them for me to do so. Oh well at least they each now have a new fun toy to play with!
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Pink Yarn (could use different color)
White Yarn (could use different color)
Mouse Pad (could also use a book)
Then if you want a boy, split the rest of the yarn in half and tie each one off to make legs. For a girl just leave as is.