Monday, April 13, 2015

Worry Dolls

The Legend of the Worry Doll

Worry dolls are tiny handmade dolls created by the people of Guatemala as a remedy for worrying. According to Mayan legend, you tell your worry doll all your worries before bedtime and you are able to sleep peacefully at night.  The dolls take away all your worries during the night!

I found a great book called "Silly Billy" by Anthony Brown which is about the legend of the worry dolls.  I used this as a resource before watching the video demonstration.

Here are the supplies you need to create a worry doll.  This lesson would work for 2-6th graders and older!  I had fun making mine!!

1 full length pipe cleaner (any color)
1 pipe cleaner, cut in half (any color)
5-6 pieces of yarn 6" long (for the hair)
a ball of yarn about 3 yards long
wiggly eyes (optional)
fabric, felt, for clothing

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