Starting carefully at the top, use a craft knife to split the skewer, checking that the split is centered. Cut down and push to split it until you get almost to the bottom.
Leave a small section uncut, about 1".
Cut 2 tiny pieces for the "hand" part, about 3/8 ".
Using tweezers, dip the ends in glue. Open the split and glue between where the hands should go..(1 1/8 inches from the top). Let dry a bit.
Use a small rubber band at the top to squeeze the top splits so they bend slightly inward for the arm cushions.
Add air dry clay to make the cushions for the arm pit and the bottom tips. Let dry with the rubber band on it for a day. Make sure it is thoroughly dry. Remove the rubber band.
Paint the tips and the arm rests to resemble rubber. Wind white thread as shown at the end of the split.
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