How to Make a String Voodoo Doll

These little dolls are charming and fun to have. They are also fairly easy to make! This article will teach you how to make one String Voodoo Doll.

Steps

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    Tie two bag ties together and twist them at the top leaving two legs at the bottom. Loop the top for the head base, and then precede to tie another bag tie around the middle to make the arms.
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    Choose your color wool/string and start to wrap it very, very tightly around your stencil made above.
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    Keep wrapping tightly until you get the right shape and till the body, head and arms/legs have built up.
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    Glue the last bit of string with wood glue or a strong glue to keep it in place.
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    Whilst that is drying, choose some accessories for your doll. For example: a different color string or wool to make trousers or a jumper or even hair. For the eyes, try using two pins.
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    Wrap more string around the top half/bottom half to make the clothes and glue that down, then stick the eyes in/on.
    • Here is the finished result.

Tips

  • Wrap as tightly as you can.

Warnings

  • Take care when you handle the pins.

Things You'll Need

  • Bag ties (about 3 will do)
  • Wool/string
  • Pins (for the eyes)
  • Strong glue

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