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string people

Updated on November 2, 2011

string people


String People

Age levels: All ages

Rating: EASY


  • Clean plastic bottle
  • Double-sided tape
  • Yarn (we used 24 yards to cover a
  • 10-inch-tall bottle)
  • Scissors
  • Wooden spoon
  • Paint, markers, or crayons
  • Optional Materials
  • Accessories such as googly eyes, ribbon,
  • beads, and tacky glue


1. Place 4 equally spaced strips of double-sided tape vertically

up the sides of the bottle. Wrap double-sided tape horizontally

around the bottom and top edges of the bottle and around any

contours where the yarn might slip.

2. Attach one end of the yarn near the bottom edge of the bottle

with a small piece of double-sided tape. Then, working from the

bottom up, wrap the entire bottle with the yarn. Make your rows

tight enough that you no longer see the plastic, but not so

snug that the yarn is stretched thin.

3. To switch to a different color, simply knot the new shade to

the old and snip off any dangling threads. Once the entire

bottle is covered, tie off the yarn at the neck.

4. Draw facial features on the bowl of the spoon with paint,

markers, or crayons. Decorate the rest of the doll any way you

like. You might glue on yarn hair, tie on a pretty necklace, or

add clothing, such as a doily skirt. Once you're finished, drop

the handle of the spoon into the bottle. (If yours is top-heavy,

put some dry lentils or rice in the bottom.)


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