You will need:
- Tacky Glue (or any white craft glue)
- Embroidery Floss (make sure you have colors for skin, hair, & a few colors for the outfit)
- A Pencil
- A ruler (any size)
- Scissors (I use two pairs - a big pair for cutting the toothpicks & a small pair for cutting the thread. You'll survive if you don't have a small pair, they're just easier to manage. About the big pair - promise me you'll cut your toothpicks with a nice, decent-size pair of scissors. Big scissors are easier to control when cutting toothpicks, & your fingers will thank you.)
Ok, go gather!
On two toothpicks, mark 2 inches from one end. These are the legs, nice & long. On one toothpick, mark 1 inch from each end. These are the arms - just throw away the middle part after you cut the arms. On one toothpick, mark 1 1/4 inch from one end. This is the torso & head. After you cut this piece, make another mark 5/8 inch from the cut end. This marks the head.
After you cut the toothpicks to size, put your little arms away someplace safe - we won't need them again until tomorrow. Glue the legs to the torso, like the picture below. Make sure the legs don't go above the mark, or you won't be able to make your head. Congratulations! You have a body! Now don't touch it again until all that white glue turns clear. You wouldn't want crooked legs!
Tomorrow: A Dress & Some Arms
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