I often have bits of left over yarn from various crafting projects. Last week I made several yarn dolls with the scraps. This is a quick, relatively easy, very cheap way to make a toy. Older kids (I’d say ages 8 and up) could probably even make the doll themselves. For younger kids, the outcome is fun to play with. One skein of yarn can make quite a few dolls. The dolls can be used as tie-ons on a birthday gift or as party favors. You can adjust the size of the doll by using a larger piece of cardboard or a larger book around which to loop the yarn.