These little dolls were inspired by a Mayan legend. Following an ancient tradition, children (and adults) entrust their worries to one of these little dolls at bedtime, and then put the worry doll under their pillow. In the morning, their worries are gone; the doll has taken them away.
If you make several little dolls, you can use each one for a particular type of worry, or you can have one doll for each day of the week.
- The popsicle stick can be replaced by a piece of cardboard cut from a cereal box.
- Instead of fabric, you can use ribbon, gift wrapping paper, or wool.
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