Worry Dolls Worry - So You Do Not Have To

Worry Dolls are very tiny ~

Worry Dolls are small and usually come in a set of six.
Worry Dolls are small and usually come in a set of six. | Source

My Worry Doll on her box ~

My Worry Doll.
My Worry Doll. | Source

Purpose of Worry Dolls ~

Quite simply, Worry Dolls take on your worries so you can relax. The original Worry Dolls tradition began in Guatemala. The dolls are very beneficial for people who have so many worries they cannot sleep.

The dolls are kept in a small box or cloth bag. When given (or making their own) dolls, one can take a doll out, whisper their worry to that doll and either place it under their pillow or back in the box. The person can then fall asleep easily. When one truly believes this works, it does work. Usually they are made for the purpose of helping children sleep peacefully, yet even some adults use them with good results. The original method is to have six dolls. Each night another doll is taken out of the box and given a worry to take care of. On the seventh day, the worries are all gone and the person is spiritually healed because the worry over issues has been resolved by spiritual helpers, the dolls.

The Worry Dolls method is a psychological process that relieves one of stress and frustration over stubborn thoughts and concerns that are trapped in the mind. It can also be a very spiritual process that brings peace to the believer who has faith in magical spiritual tools.

To make your own set of Worry Dolls, let us start with the materials you will need.

Materials needed ~

  • scraps of plain paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • 3 twist ties for each doll (like the ones you find in the produce section of your store to secure the plastic bags)
  • Small painted wooden box or a small cloth bag
  • Acrylic paints and a small art brush (if you want to paint your box)
  • Felt tip pen
  • Colorful cotton fabric strips
  • Scraps of yarn
  • Fray Check (brand name, available at fabric stores)

Three twist ties make one doll.
Three twist ties make one doll. | Source

Recycled materials ~

Worry Dolls are very inexpensive to make. You can use things you most likely already have around the house.


Twist ties will become the basic parts to make a tiny doll. Scraps of brightly colored fabric make the clothes for the doll. Small pieces of plain paper are used to make the face. Tiny pieces of yarn can be used to make the hair, or you can make hats or scarves from scraps of fabric.

Make at least six dolls. You may find small wooden boxes, unfinished and ready to paint, in a craft store. If you are making the dolls for a child, it is a good idea to let the child paint the box. The child will more than likely paint something symbolic that will help him or her give their very own personal meaning to the purpose of the Worry Dolls.

If you cannot find a little wooden box you can make one from a greeting card. A box made from a greeting card is quite sturdy and creates its own design. Instructions to make a box from a greeting card follow the next section.

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Shortened doll.
Shortened doll. | Source

How to make Worry Dolls ~

1. Take two twist ties and hold them together. About an inch from one end, twist the ties together -- leave this twisted part for the head. The two long ends will be the legs of the doll, turn ends in to form the feet.

2. Use the third twist tie for the arms. Twist it around the other two at the appropriate place. Bring the two arms together and cut if necessary so they are the same length. Turn ends in to form hands.

3. Cut some long, thin pieces of colorful cotton fabric. Wrap the arms, legs and body with the strips. The best way to do this is to cut into one end of the strip, in the center, to make two thinner strips you can tie the fabric onto the doll securely before wrapping. Use a different color than the top for the pants or skirt.

4. Cut a small piece of plain paper to wrap around the head then with the felt tip pen put two dots for the eyes and a line for a smile.

5. Glue very short pieces of yarn on top for hair. You can also make a tiny hat or scarf.

6. Fray Check - apply just a light coat of the liquid to edges of fabric that might fray over time.

The twist ties allow you to make a very small doll by simply folding the tie ends up to make arms and legs shorter. I made my doll short enough to fit into the box I made. The box is 2" by 2", so I shortened the doll to a little less than 2" tall.


Materials needed ~

  • used greeting card at least 5" X 7"
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional - the box will hold together without glue)

How to make box from a greeting card ~

Many people save the cards they receive from birthdays and holidays. If you have one you can part with, recycle it into a little box that will last for years. I have some that are over 20 years old and still very sturdy. They make lovely holiday decorations or gift boxes for something quite small, like earrings, ring, or pendant. They are perfect for very small Worry Dolls.

1. Open the card flat. Remove any insert carefully so as not to damage card.

2. Cut the card in half, straight down the center crease line.

Center your design.
Center your design. | Source

3. Here is the tricky part:

Look at the design on the front of the card and decide what part you want in the center of the lid on your box. Then lay front of the card, design up, on top of the back of the card, line up the bottom edges.

It would be nice to have that purple flower in the center of the lid, but it will not work with this card -- so, I moved the card a little to the right to have that curved thick line cross over the center of the lid.

Draw line straight across.
Draw line straight across. | Source

4. Draw a line straight across on the back of the card using the top edge of the front of the card as a guide.

Holding the top card in place, flip both parts over and draw straight lines on the top and bottom of the card piece that is now underneath the back of the card.


Trim the back of the care on adjoining sides.
Trim the back of the care on adjoining sides. | Source

5. Cut each card part evenly on the lines you drew. What has happened is that you 'squared' the card parts. Now, since the back of the card will be the bottom of the box, very slightly trim on two adjoining sides to keep the square true. This will allow the lid to fit on the box easily.

* Tip: Save the pieces of card you just cut off as scrap paper to make the faces for dolls.


Draw lines from corner to corner to pinpoint centers.
Draw lines from corner to corner to pinpoint centers. | Source

6. Using your ruler and pencil, draw lines from corner to corner on both pieces.


Make sure you draw these lines on the back of the design lid, not on the design. This will pinpoint centers of each piece.


Fold each corner to the center.
Fold each corner to the center. | Source

7. Begin folding each corner to center and crease the fold line as hard as you can with your ruler or pencil by rubbing along the fold.


Now you have two smaller squares.


Fold each edge to center and crease.
Fold each edge to center and crease. | Source

8. Unfold three of the creased sections on one square. Fold the edge of the one side you left unfolded to the center line and crease hard. Unfold this section and repeat with the other three sections.


9. Unfold entire square and you will note the crease lines have formed a very small square in the center.


Cut on crease lines just to the center square. Make sure to cut on opposite sides.
Cut on crease lines just to the center square. Make sure to cut on opposite sides. | Source

10. This is a crucial part. Holding the square so it looks like a diamond, look at the crease lines that stop at the center square. You may be able to faintly see the crease lines in this image.

On opposite sides -- OPPOSITE SIDES -- carefully cut along the two crease lines just to the square. Do not cut into the square.



Cut on opposite sides to center square.
Cut on opposite sides to center square. | Source
Flaps form a standing square.
Flaps form a standing square. | Source

11. On each of the two sides you did not cut, you have two flaps, one on each side.





Fold the point back to the center, fold the flaps in and fold the section up so it forms a standing square.





Now, pull the two cut sides up, fold over the flaps and tuck the section down into the box, creasing the bottom with your thumbnail.


Finished box bottom.
Finished box bottom. | Source

This is the finished box bottom.

12. Repeat steps 7 through 11 with the top card.

Finished box.
Finished box. | Source

It is always a delightful surprise to see what your finished box looks like. I thought that broad line that separates the dark and light sections would go from top to bottom, or side to side. I was delighted to see the diagonal line which is more appealing and makes two triangles.

It is important to use a card of good paper stock. Using flimsy cardstock will give you a very flimsy box that could easily be crushed with use.

If you like, you can put a bit of glue under the flaps inside the box so they stay put. However, if your creases are good, it is not necessary to glue the flaps down.

May your child find comfort with the Worry Dolls and may you find joy in creating a helpful gift for your child's peace of mind.

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All images except for the large image at top are source: Phyllis Doyle Burns

Warning ~

Please use caution with these dolls, for they can cause choking hazards. Do not give the dolls to very young children.

A different way to make a Worry Doll ~

A Profound Experience ~

As I just finished the doll and was ready to hit the 'Publish' button, my dear friend from France called me on IM. I told him about this article and the doll I had made and he seemed very pleased about it. He had been having a not so good day and did not know what was bothering him. He felt the good feelings I have about the doll and the article so I emailed him a picture of the doll. When he saw the doll, something began to open in him and he became very emotional, very much affected by the doll.

We both are very spiritual people and help each other on our spiritual path. The doll, when he saw her face and her lovely dress, really touched him spiritually and emotionally. He said what also touched him was knowing that I had worked on the doll, the box, the article with my spirit, that it all came from within me.

I have been making cloth dolls for several years now. When I make a doll, it is a very divine thing for me, very spiritual, and I feel the doll come alive as I create her. Most of my dolls are in the traditional Native American style and they are more than dolls -- they actually become spiritual helpers for someone. Each doll seems to know her spiritual work and who she is to help.

This doll I just made, claimed my friend. She knew he needed help and reached out to his spirit and he felt a profound release of a burden being lifted from him. He said seeing the doll and knowing I worked on it made him almost cry with a deep love and incredible emotion, peace.

We talked for quite awhile and both feel that the doll chose him, so, I will be sending the doll to France to my friend. As I was making the doll, I knew she would let me know where she is supposed to be.

All this made me think about the way people lived long before technology, even long before the written words came. In days before the modern era, people did not count on things outside themselves. They did not depend on mechanics or books, or schools -- all they had was nature and their self, so all they did, all they created, came from within them, from their spirit. They lived in and with nature. It was a much more spiritual world then.

People of long ago made dolls, statues to honor their gods of the moment -- god of spring and new birth, god of the harvest, god of the winter when all things die and go into dormancy, and again the god of new growth, rebirth. As my friend says, they had a god within them and for each thing they did, they sensed the god, the spirit of that moment and how this belief helped them in their every day life. Every thing they did was with respect for the Earth and all within and upon it. When they created a doll or statue to honor their gods, the belief was so strong that it worked for them. Just like this tiny little Worry Doll can help someone sleep without worry, the dolls the ancients made also helped them as a spiritual helper, or spiritual tool. If one has the feeling it works, it will work.

I know that the experts say the Worry Dolls are a psychological process to help one overcome their stress and concerns, yet I feel it is more of a spiritual process that heals one.

I know there is a Supreme Being, Great Spirit, the One, the God that my Christian parents taught me about and that I have known all my life. Yet, the God I know is not just a god of one way -- he is all things to all who call upon him. He is a multitude of what one needs at any given moment. These things and more my friend and I talked about and it gave us a lot of peace, brought us closer to each other and each to our own Self.

It was a very profound experience for my friend and I that this tiny little doll brought so much out of us from deep within.

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My daughter at age five.
My daughter at age five. | Source

Note from author ~

When my daughter was about five years old, she began having nightmares that woke her up almost every night. I would sit by her on the bed and talk with her to ease the fear till she fell back to sleep. One day while shopping on Pier 39 in San Francisco, I found some Worry Dolls. I had never seen any before. There were ten tiny dolls in a brightly painted little wooden box. A folded piece of paper was inside and on it was a little poem that basically told the child "We are your Worry Dolls. Give us your worries and we will take care of them for you so you can relax and sleep." I showed my little girl these dolls and she was delighted, so I bought them for her. Each night she would take out a doll, tell that doll her worries and tuck it gently back into the box.

Now, here is a warning for snoopy parents: Your child needs privacy at times. Do NOT open that box, for your child has made a strict bargain with those dolls. I one day opened the box to look at the darling little dolls and my daughter came unglued ! She said, "Mommy ! You just let all my worries out," and started to cry. Because I am a quick thinker during a crisis, I explained to her that I could not let her worries out, for the dolls do not see me as their Owner and do not listen to me, only to her -- so my opening the box did not let her worries out. She accepted that and was fine. However, if she had not accepted that excuse, she would have had a difficult time doing her worry work all over again. In a short time period, her nightmares stopped. That was my daughter's spiritual experience with her Worry Dolls. Each child will develop their own way of working with their dolls and it is not for the parents to interfere with.

Thank you for reading my hub. Your opinions are important to me and let me know your interests -- this helps me to offer more of your favorite type articles to read. Your time and interest are very much appreciated. I hope to hear from you in the comments section below.

Thank you, and may you always walk in peace and harmony, softly upon Mother Earth.

Phyllis Doyle Burns - Lantern Carrier, Spiritual Mentor

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© 2014 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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purl3agony 2 years ago from USA

I love Worry Dolls! I love the colors and textures that are used to create the dolls, and the tradition behind them. I have a set that I turned into a brooch by gluing my dolls to a small piece of stiff cardboard, then adding a pin back. It's fun to wear and it keeps my worries away :)

Thanks for sharing the history of these dolls and a wonderful tutorial to make your own!


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brsmom68 2 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I have a friend that could use these. Thank you for the tutorial - I have all of the materials on hand; now just to make them. I'm sharing this on my FB wall so I have access to it later. Thanks again!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

purl3agony, thank you so much for your visit and comment. I really appreciate it. I like your idea of the brooch, very clever.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi brsmom68. I am going to be making more sets of these dolls and selling them on Etsy as soon as I get several sets ahead. They are so fun to make, and each one develops its own personality and purpose. Thank you so much for the visit and comment.


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jmark13 2 years ago from Dallas

Well, this is super awesome and cool! Thanks Phyllis!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Maybe I've heard of worry dolls, but I really didn't know much about them. This hub was very interesting. I especially enjoyed your stories--about your friend and your daughter. Thank for sharing this with us!


sheilamyers 2 years ago

Thanks for the interesting story about Worry Dolls and the easy instructions about how to make them. When each of my nieces and nephews were born, I made them dreamcatchers. I think these little dolls would be great gifts for the older kids.


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I have a small collection of worry dolls - I bought them because they looked pretty (I have the Guatemalean ones). Didn't know you could use them like this and I'm going to try it out this evening! Thanks so much for the information and voted useful!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

jmark13, hello and thank you very much for your visit and kind comment.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Victoria Lynn, it is good to hear from you and thank you so for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. What happened with my friend is amazing. Thanks again for your kind words and visit.


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jmark13 2 years ago from Dallas

Oh, I shared your post on my blog so. ahem... you COULD thank me for that too. :)


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Sheila. I love dreamcatchers and make them quite often. They are magical. Yes, the Worry Dolls would be a nice gift for the older children. Thank you very much for your visit and comment. Have a great day and take care.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Suzanne, how nice to hear from you. I think the Guatemalan are very pretty and so colorful. Thank you for the vote, I am glad you find this useful. I appreciate your visit and comment.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

LOL jmark13. If you just posted the link to my hub and your own comments I greatly appreciate it. I do hope you did not post the whole article, for that would take away from my traffic and earnings. Thank you, very much for letting me know how much you like this hub.


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Gemineye Circus 2 years ago from france

that was a very nice article phyllis,one can feel your childlike nature sipping through which is also very important in order to make those dolls.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Gemineye. Thank you very much for your comment. You understand the spirituality that I put into my doll making and yes, my childlike nature does slip through with the dolls I create. It really makes me feel good that you see this, for it helps me to see better within myself.

Everyone is really helping me to know myself even better with their kind words and comments of interest. Thanks again, Gemineye.


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kristyleann 2 years ago from Oceana, WV

I'm so glad I came across this article. =) When I was in 4th grade some high school kids would come to my school to teach us a little Spanish and one day they gave us all some worry dolls. I thought they were so cool. I kept them for a really long time but eventually lost them when I got older. But I think I'll try to buy or make some soon. I would love to have them again. =)


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi kristyleann. My daughter still has her worry dolls. It is quite helpful just to have them around. I make and sell them and with each set I make it seems there are no two alike. I make pouches for them, because the boxes are hard to find and I run out of used greeting cards. Fabric scraps I always have, so the pouches are just better for me to make.

That was really a nice thing those high school kids did by giving out the worry dolls. What a thoughtful thing to do for children. Thank you so much for sharing that story and for your visit. I am very glad you found my article.


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purl3agony 2 years ago from USA

Hi Phyllis - I wanted to let you know that I posted some photos of my Worry Doll brooch on my blog, along with a link to your wonderful article and tutorial. Link to my blog: http://with2hands4you.blogspot.com/2014/04/friday-...


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

That is very kind of you, purl3. Thank you.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

my goodness Phyllis.. what a craft project looks like fun ..:) but worry dolls? first time I've heard of it.. awesome hub


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Frank. It is a big project, and yes, lots of fun. By the time one makes one set of dolls, the whole project is very easy and goes quickly. Worry dolls have been around for a long time. As with any spiritual helper/tool, I believe that worry dolls become to a person what that person needs, whether it is to take away worries or help one to open to a worry and sort it out. Either way it works when one believes. Frank, thank you so much for the visit and comment. Have a great day.


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jmark13 2 years ago from Dallas

Oh no. I posted the link. Copying and pasting the text of the article elsewhere is called plagiarism. I don't do that. I did link to the image to guide readers to your post on this page. It's how we earn, right? I mean not me but you.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Thank you, jmark13. I appreciate that.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I love the worry dolls…I’ve never heard of them before. And what a wonderful idea regarding recycling those boxes we don’t know what to do with…I have several of them from boxes of Christmas cards which I’ve saved. This is a terrific idea for creative recycling. :-) Thank you.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Thank you so much, Genna. I am having great fun creating as many dolls and magical pouches as I can so I can take pics and put them in my store on my Weebly site along with dreamcatchers and other items. It will take a lot of time to bring this store all together, but I have hopes of getting in ready before Christmas shopping time.

Those little boxes will have a lot of good uses. For many of them, I made a Christmas tree 12" tall to set the little boxes around it. Inside each box is a tiny ornament. It is fun for holiday visitors to open the boxes to see what is inside.

I so appreciate your visits and commenting. Thanks, Genna.


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Sherry Hewins 2 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

Those are so cute! Maybe I should make some for my mom she lies awake worrying all the time.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

OMGosh, Sherry, your mom may very well benefit from the worry dolls. I think that is a great idea. When I make a set of dolls I imbue a spiritual purpose in them and also in the magical pouch I make for each set. For me it is a spiritual and divine process, so the dolls go out to do their spiritual work for the one who needs them and work only for that person.

Thank you so much for the visit and comment.


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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether

AWESOME idea. Loved this. They remind me of healing poppets, in a way. Thanks, Phyllis. I learned something new today! :)


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Kitty. I guess they do have the same effect as healing poppets. They are fun to make. Thanks for the visit and comment.


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

Most fascinating. I'd never heard of this before. Perhaps I shall attempt to make some of these for my eldest granddaughter, who, at age 11, is way too full of worries, concerns and general "freak-outs" than I would think someone her age should be. As far as I know, she doesn't have trouble sleeping, but goodness, she can go from calm and collected to meltdown in 5 seconds flat over things that ought to be trivial, such as the proverbial "bad hair day."


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

OMGosh Ms Lizzy -- I do remember my daughter and then granddaughter going through the "bad hair days". I hope she likes the dolls. Thank for your visit and comment. Take care.


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Millionaire Tips 2 years ago from USA

These are so cute, and what a special purpose! I really like the idea of worry dolls!


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W1totalk 2 years ago

From top to bottom, this is a solid article. Great video and all.


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

Very cool, thanks for this great hub. I've heard of these vaguely but didn't know much about them. That story about your daughter is very sweet.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Millionaire Tips, thank you for reading and commenting. Each is unique in some way.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi W1totalk. Thank you very much for the nice compliment.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Sage. I am so glad you like this hub. I love making these dolls. The other night my daughter and I were talking about worry dolls and I asked her if she remembered that time I opened her box. She did and said she had this vision of her "worries" floating all around the room then went back to the box. We had a good laugh over that. Thanks for reading and commenting, Sage.


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elayne001 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I received some worry dolls when my daughter returned from a mission to Guatemala. They are very cute and a clever idea. I need to remember to give my worries to them. I'm sure I will feel much better. Great hub.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi elayne, nice to hear from you. Worry dolls from Guatemala are a treasured keepsake. Thank you for your visit and comment. Enjoy your dolls.


tlmntim9 2 years ago

My God! Who cares...Get a life!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

I was going to delete this rude comment of yours, Wayne Wilkes, and just forget about it -- however, I think it might be interesting to see what others think about your comment. My opinion? You must be really bored, upset, depressed, or have a wild hair to be scouting around for a hub that has no interest for you just so you can say something rude. I enjoy my life just the way it is. I hope some day you may find a life that brings a sense of self worth and self acceptance to you. Peace.


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Very interesting! I had never heard of worry dolls but have heard of worry beads. So glad that your daughter was helped with the use of her worry dolls and that was quick thinking on your part when you opened her box. I like the method you showed of making boxes out of greeting cards. Thanks! Giving this a tweet.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Peggy. I had a friend years ago who had some rocks, smooth little pebbles, she called her worry rocks. My daughter really likes those little dolls of hers. She still has them in their tiny box. Thanks for your visit and for the tweet.


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Meisjunk 2 years ago from Pennsylvania

I love worry dolls! I got them for the first time when I was 13. My aunt was a missionary in Guatemala, and her daughter (close to my age) sent them to me as a present. I've always been interested in making them though! Thanks so much for this hub.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi Meisjunk. You are welcome. So glad you enjoyed the hub -- and thank you for your comment.


mumsgather 2 years ago

I love the concept and the dolls! When I worry, I usually get up and write it down. Its interesting to be able to whisper to a doll and go back to sleep. I think its useful for adults too not only kids.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

I agree, mumsgather -- Worry Dolls are for anyone, any age. I am glad you love them. They can be very helpful for a good night of rest. Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting.


DebMartin 19 months ago

Well what do you know! After my Mom passed, I found a little box of these in her top dresser drawer. Never knew what they were but I kept them. Thanks for the insights.


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Phyllis Doyle 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

OMGosh, Deb ! Your mother had a wonderful little secret - how delightful. Now you know how she took care of her worries. Thank you for sharing this with me. You are most welcome.


DebMartin 19 months ago

Yes. She had three children, myself and two brothers, and 3 little worry dolls. Do you suppose she had one for each of us? We'll never know. But I love the secret treasures of Mom's, eh?


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Phyllis Doyle 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada. Author

Hi again, Deb. Yes, the secret treasures of a Mom are quite mysterious for us sometimes. I often become curiouser and curiouser over some of my own Mom's secret treasures.

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