I bought wooden clothespin, colorful yarn, and I already had the pipe cleaners. The kids were indeed excited to make them, but after wrapping the yarn halfway they got tired. (So I suggest this activity for older kids) They each picked a color and made their worry dolls. My son made one with pants because it was a boy, and the girls made theirs with skirts. Cute!
You can also try making the worry dolls entirely of pipe cleaners (chenille stems) click here for the instructions.