Back in October, our family made a Princess and the Pea Play Set as a birthday gift for one of Emily’s friends. For the doll, Mark created a miniature version of his napkin dolls, and I have since received numerous requests for a tutorial on how to make the doll. I must have bugged Mark enough that he agreed to do a guest post here. Please give him a warm welcome!
- Take an ordinary cloth napkin, and lay it flat.
- Roll up one side of the napkin, until you reach the middle.
- Roll up the opposite side, until you meet the first side in the middle.
- Take one end….
- …and fold it over the other, as shown.
- Spread it out a bit so that the piece in your hands overlaps the rolled portion on the table.
- Holding the piece you just folded up, pull the inner rolled portion down. Look at the next picture if this is confusing.
- Those little pieces sticking out there will become the legs.
- Grab the “arms”, and pull them around to the back of the doll’s body.
- Now, grab the center of each arm roll and pull it out a bit to lengthen the arms. It should look a little bit like a cinnamon roll.
- Now that the arms are longer, simply tie them in a knot. Not a full knot, but just like you are starting to tie your shoes.
- Give the arms a strong tug to straighten them out and…
Wow! Your child will be amazed, and the waitress will ask you for your phone number. Go ahead and give it to her. When the waitress leaves, your wife can (read: will) slap you. Keep the waitress’ number. **ouch!! VALERIE!!**
If your child spills something, just wipe it up with the doll’s head, as it is quite absorbent.