These small colorful dolls are traditionally made in South American cultures such as Peru and Guatemala. According to legend, if you tell your worries to a doll before going to bed at night and put it under your pillow, you will wake up the next morning and your worries will be gone. Students learn to make their very own worry doll with colorful wire and embroidery thread. They then decorate a small wooden box in which to keep their doll safe.

What People are Saying about Worry Dolls

“Very fun, children loved the experience. Thanks!.” – teacher from Muriel Martin Elementary

“I love the worry dolls. They are very cute and will make a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift.” – teacher from Muriel Martin

“A very enjoyable workshop. The students were very engaged and the dolls were very personal!” – teacher from Sir Alexander MacKenzie


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 16 students
  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140)


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or

Information and Policies


Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Social Studies


Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place