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How to Make a Flour Sack Baby

by R.J. Bowman, Demand Media

    The flour sack baby and the egg baby have been staples of high school health courses for many years. The flour sack baby is more realistic, because it has the weight of a real baby. If you are participating in a flour sack baby lesson as a teacher or as a student, make your baby special. Rather than just carrying around a plain sack of flour, you can create a more realistic-looking baby.

    Items you will need

    • Two pair of pantyhose
    • 10 lb. sack of flour
    • Yarn
    • Needle and thread
    • Scissors
    • Baby clothes
    Step 1

    Create the baby's head. Cut the legs off the first pair of pantyhose. Stuff your filling of choice into the toe of one leg to create a head. A foam ball works well but you can use fiber stuffing or any scraps of material. Shape the stuffing to create a round head for the baby. Use yarn to tie off the head just below the stuffing but do not cut the pantyhose leg.

    Step 2

    Stuff the 10 lb. flour sack into the same leg of the pantyhose. Stretch the leg over the entire sack and then tie it off again underneath the sack, the same way you did under the head. Take the second leg and stretch it over both the head and the body, tying it off in the same places as before. This prevents the flour from spilling everywhere if the sack rips.

    Step 3

    Cut the legs off the other pair of pantyhose. Stuff these slightly to create arms and legs for the flour sack baby. Attach the arms and legs onto the flour sack baby with a needle and thread.

    Step 4

    Add details to make the flour sack baby unique. Create a face for your baby. Use markers, yarn or other craft supplies such as googly eyes. Dress the baby in newborn baby clothes and wrap it in a blanket. To be really authentic, add baby socks and newborn mittens.

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    Tip

    • The use of pantyhose does more than add protection from spills. Pantyhose come in many colors, which means the flour sack baby can have skin to match its parents.

    About the Author

    R.J. Bowman has a Bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in English from Pensacola Christian College. After college, she taught English to seventh graders until becoming a mom. At that time, she found freelance writing to be a great way to keep her writing skills sharp.

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