Wooden ball for head
hot glue gun
I took the wooden ball and hot glued four pipe cleaners into the center of the ball. My wooden balls already had holes in the bottom of the ball. Then I took the yarn and just started to wrap the pipe cleaners. This took awhile, but I didn't mind I was just watching one of my favorite shows. I kept wrapping until I got the basic body shape that I liked. Next I took the four pipe cleaners and divided them two on both sides for the legs. I hot glued red pom poms on the feet for shoes.
Next I took a Rapunzel dress to help me measure where the arms needed to go. I took my scrap pipe cleaners and wrapped it and used a little hot glue gun to secure. Then wrapped again to make the arms. And I just bent the pipe cleaners a bit on the end of the arms and wrapped the yarn thick around that area to make hands.
I was lucky and the doll turned out to be the perfect size to wear barbie clothes, but of course my little princess has already requested more clothes for her princess. I did make a simple felt crown for our princess. And I used some of the yarn to make hair for the princess as well. The best thing is my daughter has already determined she would like to put on a puppet show for her friends. These dolls are perfect for a puppet show since the whole body is bendable. Love it!