embroidery floss or string
half a walnut shell
fine point markers
small wooden bead
To begin, your child should cut an 8" length of embroidery
floss or string and tie the two ends together to make a loop.
After squeezing a small amount of glue into the bottom
of the walnut shell, he can press half of the loop into
the glue so that the other half forms a hanger for the cradle.
Let it thoroughly dry, then glue the cotton ball into the
shell to make a downy mattress. Next, he should cut out
half an oval of fabric to make a walnut-size blanket and
glue it in place over the cotton ball. Your cild can then
make the baby's head by drawing a nose, eyes, hair, and
a sweet smile on the wooden bead with the fine point markers.
The last step is to put a small amount of glue on the back
of the baby's head and set it into the cradle, just
under the blanket.