Plus, she holds a secret stash of emergency candy just for mom, hidden inside her belly.
Step 1: Getting started
A clean one-gallon plastic bottle (the bleach-type, not a milk bottle)
About one yard of flannel (in the desired flesh-tone)
Less than half a yard of something cute for the dress (I used 100% cotton)
One 3.5 ounce roll of yarn
Various bits of felt
Sewing machine, thread, etc.
Hot glue gun
Various crafting tools
The entire structure for the Momma Doll is built around the one gallon plastic bottle. Mine was an empty, clean bottle that held Simple Green cleaner, but you could use an old bleach bottle. Whatever you use, just be sure to rinse it out really well first.
Begin by cutting off the handle section from the bottle with a sharp-bladed tool.
Cut out a 9 3/4" disc of cardboard, and hot glue it (centered) to the bottom of the bottle.