I've found this makes a good base for a string/voodoo style doll. Use a square drinks coaster as a template and wrap the string fewer times for the base skeleton, then wrap the doll as you usually would.

I've found this makes a good base for a string/voodoo style doll. Use a square drinks coaster as a template and wrap the string fewer times for the base skeleton, then wrap the doll as you usually would.

How to Make Yarn Dolls.    Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/

How to Make Yarn Dolls. Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/

A fun, affordable activity for bored children in the winter months. Great for Christmas prezzies from the kids too without spending a fortune.

Simple Toys: How to Make Yarn Dolls

A fun, affordable activity for bored children in the winter months. Great for Christmas prezzies from the kids too without spending a fortune.

You can apply the same idea to a rug for cozy toes.

28 Super Easy Yarn DIYs That Require Zero Knitting

linen yarn doll  Love this...I used to make yarn dolls like this as a kid (minus the braids). The boy ones had tied legs. The red trim is like tied straw christmas goats, very Swedish-looking even though I think the tutorial is in Russian...

linen yarn doll Love this...I used to make yarn dolls like this as a kid (minus the braids). The boy ones had tied legs. The red trim is like tied straw christmas goats, very Swedish-looking even though I think the tutorial is in Russian...

old-fashioned yarn doll tutorial.  A fun way to use of scraps. (even teeny ones for earrings!!)

old-fashioned yarn doll tutorial. A fun way to use of scraps. (even teeny ones for earrings!!)

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