Earlier this year I decided to tackle a sewing project with my 5th graders. It was a lot of work but it was a lot of fun! We looked at Ugly Dolls. If you don't know much about these guys they are a awesome little creatures who embrace their unique looks and rock out! You can get dolls, books, video's etc. You can click here to learn more.
We started by looking at these guys and then designing our own ugly dolls with unique abilities. Sewing was probably the hardest part of these project and when I do another sewing project we will practice on plastic cards first but that is for another post. Here are a few finished ugly dolls.
Jojo saves lives and loves trees. He also cleans up trash.
Dribbles can bend and twist into anything. This is helpful when you are missing something.
His name is Bucket Filler he was created by Ava. He sees people with his three eyes, and makes them feel better. His favorite color is bright yellow. His home is a bright yellow and bright colors. He has a job at a children's school so he can make kids feel better at school.
This is T-bat. He likes gliding, and helping people. His friends are Tedy and Ghost. His favorite food is pizza. He once went bungee-jumping with Tedy and Ghost. He loves to do anything with his friends.
He will always check up on you if your doing your homework but he can also be fun.
This was one of those projects that I feared was never going to end but in the end it was totally worth it. One of the best things was the whole project cost me less than $10. I asked for fabric and stuffing donations and my staff supplied enough to do this project 10 times over! Gotta love that.