Handmade Yoyo Dolls

created by

Jenny Krauss

$50.00 $ 99.99

Jenny Krauss created by

Jenny Krauss

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Soft And Squishy

Inspired by the classic quilter's doll, these soft, posable animals are made of a variety of fabric sewn into segmented "petals." Handmade according to fair trade guidelines by the Aymara Indians in Bolivia, they are the stuffed animal version of a communal quilt. YoYo Dolls are cuddly, flexible and safe for infants. A perfect baby shower or birthday gift, these cuddly characters will soon become childhood favorites. Your choice of an elephant, teddy bear, or rabbit in small or large sizes. Designed by Jenny Krauss. Made in Bolivia. Sold individually.

Please note, only the Large Bear (far left) is still available at this time. Once it sells out, it is no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Made in

Jenny Krauss

created by

Jenny Krauss

location

New York

“Inspiration comes from thinking and seeing. The space where that happens can be anywhere.”

Jenny Krauss began making baby and home gifts 20 years ago, but has spent the last 10 years providing work for Bolivian and Peruvian artisans, often women with exceptional skills but few options for work. "The women are often the sole support for their families and the work they do for me has not only helped them financially, but psychologically as well. They speak to me about lack of opportunity and how meaningful it is to create something they can sell. It's a joy to visit them and see changes in their lives."

Take a studio tour to see where Jenny's products are designed.

Handmade
Made from
polyester/cotton mix
Measurements
small: 8" H x 7" W
large: 15" H x 14" W
Notes
All ages. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
Item ID
15700

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET (Economy and Standard shipping) or 2pm ET (Preferred, Expedited, and Express shipping) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Handmade Yoyo Dolls
 
4.5

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (49)
  • Fun (35)
  • High quality (30)
  • Engaging (29)
  • Lots of fun (19)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Young children (30)
  • Indoor (28)
  • Imaginative play (27)
  • Home (15)
  • Creative development (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (21), Parent of two or more children (20), Grandparent (14), Parent (12), Working parent (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (37), No (5)

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5.0

Everyone loves these

By 

from Boston

About Me A celebrating friend, Collector, Education Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Engaging
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor

    Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

    I have given these to all of my friends for their infants. It is loved by parents as much as the children eventually love them. They are safe, colorful, decorative toys / friends.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Sweet Gift

    By 

    from Huntsville, AL

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Imaginative Play

      Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

      Very cute and unusual toy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fair Trade fun

      By 

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Auntie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Super Cute

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor

        Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

        These are just soooo adorable - and the craftspeople receive a fair wage! Gave one to a friend's child years ago -- she loved it. Bought another to save for my own nugget :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Fun soft toy

        By 

        from West Bloomfield, Mi

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play
          • Indoor

          Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

          Great addition to any baby gift. Soft and cuddly

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Curious dolls

          By 

          from los angeles

          About Me An adult with no kids

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Cute
          • Engaging
          • Handmade
          • Tactile

          Cons

          • Not from recycled fabric
          • Too man folds for dirt

          Best Uses

            Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

            Yoyo dolls are exciting, colorful, and intriguing to kids. I have purchased many of these for my friends as baby shower gifts, and have also babysat my neighbor's kid which had a yoyo doll and he loved it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Destined to be a favorite!

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging
            • Fun
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Imaginative Play

              Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

              I ordered the large bunny as a gift for my niece's second birthday. She absolutely loved it. She instantly treated it differently than her other stuffed animals or dolls... more like it was a real companion. She was more engaged with the bunny, caring for it and taking it with her everywhere. It is bound to be a lifelong friend. I had felt that it was a slightly high price to pay for a doll/animal, but feel now that it was totally worth the investment:)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Adorable!

              By 

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Friend, Relative

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Creative Development
                • Imaginative Play
                • Indoor

                Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

                I love these dolls; they make wonderful baby gifts. They are colorful, thus catching the baby's attention, soft, to encourage hugging, well-made and I am completely enamoured with them!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Mom-to-Be LOVED IT!

                By 

                from Fairfax Station, VA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Engaging
                • Fun
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

                    When my friend opened the box, she sat holding the doll and was intrigued by all the quilted fabric rings. Her husband did the same thing! They really loved this gift.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Love These Dolls

                    By 

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Aunt, Friend

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Colorful
                    • Engaging
                    • Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Imaginative Play
                      • Indoor

                      Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

                      I love these dolls! They make a great gift and I have bought several, in fact I will order another one today for a friend's new baby. Sweet, soft and colorful, I mostly appreciate that the dolls are made by women who will be able to take better care of their own children with the proceeds of the sale of the dolls.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Artful

                      By 

                      from Phoenix

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Imaginative Play

                        Comments about Handmade Yoyo Dolls:

                        Gift for newborn

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Timely

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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