A Waldorf doll is based on the principles of Waldorf education which seek to enliven a child's imagination. Waldorf dolls are typically handmade of natural fibers, usually with cotton knit skin and stuffed with wool, crafted using traditional dollmaking techniques which originated in Europe. The facial features of a Waldorf doll are left intentionally simple, usually with two embroidered eyes and a hint of a mouth. Some Waldorf dolls have no facial features at all! This allows a child use his or her own imagination. Without rigid features and a fixed plastic expression, a child can imagine a Waldorf doll to to be happy or sad; laughing or crying. Their soft bodies and natural fibers make them nourishing to a young child's senses, and warm and cuddly to hold.