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Make Your Own Sock Doll

on March 1, 2008

You can make some dolls out of socks. That’s right! See the pictures that accompany this post. First visit, AMC Scroll down until you see the info about the March, 2008 drawing. Click on the Sockdoll and Sockdoll1 hyperlinks. There, you will find concise instructions on how to make your own sock doll.
sockdolls1_press1.jpg

Topics include:

MAKING THE BODY OF THE DOLL
MAKING THE FACE OF THE DOLL
STUFFING TIPS
TIPS FOR BUYING THE MATERIALS
MAKING THE CLOTHES

This doll can be created for various purposes. The doll makes an interesting sensorial exercise, as children learn about combining colors and textures. Drawing, painting and sewing skills are also refined.

Make a vest and introduce practical lilfe lacing and buttoning presentations. Math applications include practice with fractions and estimating the cost of fabrics, socks, ribbons, etc.

Enjoy! 🙂

Heidi


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