Last year was the first time I tried having my 4th graders create "ugly" dolls. I had used burlap, but this year switched to felt. It is a little harder to sew through with the plastic needles, but doable & more attractive.
Day one I have students draw what the want their finished doll to look like, create a pattern for the main basic shape, cut the felt out, and begin sewing. Yep..busy jammed packed hour!!!!!!! Can't wait to see how they end up! Stay tuned!!