Worry dolls are traditionally used to offer comfort in times of stress. You confide your worries to the doll, place it under your pillow, and sleep on it, and the doll is said to take the worries away. Encourage the maker to confide any concerns they may have to their new doll.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a wellbeing activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a sensory crafting activity that supports wellbeing and relaxation, and helps people learn by engaging with nature and using their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring textures and touch while supporting independent choice.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Large lolly sticks or strips of card
- Scraps of yarn or similar
- Small buttons
- Permanent marker