The traditional worry doll originates from Guatemala and traces back to a Mayan legend about a princess who was gifted with the ability to solve any problem or worry that a person may have. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the worry dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have eliminated their worries. Combining parts of this tradition and my love for making peg dolls, I am showing you how to make some modern worry dolls using wood and felt.
These DIY worry dolls are simple to make and can be a fun craft for kids with a little bit of adult assistance. I like to call these little peg dolls “mini-me dolls” because you can make them look just like you!
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