This craft can be completed in 20 minutes and is suitable for all ages and abilities – please note that while this craft is easily accessible, knitting with this doll may require a higher level of motor skills and dexterity.
French knitting is a much simpler form of knitting. By further using a doll, this type of knitting is much more stable as the yarn is held by the doll instead of your hands, or tiny needles!
Once you have learned the skill, French knitting can be a great way to keep your hands busy and stop yourself from nervously picking at and damaging your skin or objects around you.
Check back soon for our next blog post to learn how to French Knit!
You will need:
- A toilet paper roll
- A glue stick
- 4 popsicle sticks
- Decorative paper/ stickers/ stampers/ markers (or whatever you want to use to decorate your doll)
Apply a small amount of glue to the bottom three quarters of your popsicle stick. Stick this to your toilet paper roll, ensuring the final quarter is left above the roll.
Repeat this step with the three remaining sticks, ensuring the sticks are placed at equal distances around the tube.
To secure the sticks further, wrap a layer of tape around the tube, over the sticks.
The following steps are optional.
Measure and cut the decorative paper to sit below the base of the sticks on the tube.
Apply a layer of glue to your strip of paper and wrap the paper around the tube.
Using colored markers shade sections of your white labels.
Place your stamper over the colored section and stamp out your chosen shapes.
If you don’t have a stamper, cut out shapes with scissors or use any pre-made stickers or decorations that you may have lying around the house.
Stick your stickers on and you’re done!
These cute knitting machines are often little dolls. To switch up your design, add googly eyes and paint on a smile and clothes.
For instructions on how to knit with your newly made doll, keep an eye out for our part 2 of this French Knitting series.
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