Chapter 25: Homemade tools and teaching materials
Amodel of pregnancy: the womb, placenta, cord, and baby
A womb made from a gourd
1. Look for a gourd
shaped like this:
2. Make a hole in
the bottom and
open the top.
3. Make a simple doll from cloth.
Make the doll small enough to fit
inside the gourd. Use a small piece
of rope or string for the cord, and
a small pillow for
4. Put the doll inside the
gourd. You can glue the
placenta to the inside wall
of the gourd.
(For another way to make a doll,
see page 459.)
5. Make a vagina out of a tube of
leather, cardboard, rubber, or
some other material. Make a hole
in the top. Leave one end open
and sew the other end closed.
6. Put the bottom of the womb into
the hole in the top of the vagina.
Perhaps you can
find some way
to prop it up.
7. If you want to show an open cervix,
make another gourd womb with an
open bottom, like this:
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