Need a last minute stocking stuffer or idea for Christmas crafting day??
Today I have a 5 minute craft that is perfect for kids AND adults that works perfectly (nd won't break the bank!!).
Bet you can't stop at just 1 or 2 of these cute peg doll people. You will have to make a handful!
Supplies needed to make your own peg doll people:
- Floral Tape in various colors (I used pink, peach and green, but it comes in a variety -- even metallics!)
- Peg Dolls (I used the girls, but there are boys too!)
- Watercolor Pencils, Markers or Paint
- Scrap Rope and/or Fabrics
Start with your peg doll "people". (87 cents for two!)
After rolling the pegs in the color of your choice, you can add detailing with your secondary tape colors if you choose.
Then it is time to apply the faces. Simply use markers, paint or watercolor pencils (my choice!) to draw on little faces. After faces comes the hair and accessories. This is where you can really get creative with your scrap fabrics. I used this piece of rope for the hair, using the inner straight strands for short little pixie haircuts, the curly outside layers for fabulous curls and the frayed ends for long and wispy "fairy hair".
Here are the pink peg doll girls -- various hairdos on them as well!
I left a few of the dolls faceless and left out the pink for a calmer "woodland" look.
Give your peg doll people a home in a dollhouse and a special little girl in your family will have hours of fun in front of her!
**Note: If you decide to do this peg doll activity with children, make sure YOU do the rope cutting and hot gluing.
The floral tape part is very easy for children though!!
If you liked this tutorial, then you might enjoy the BOOK!
Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.
Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden. Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!
Crafting with Nature is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, POWELL's! (!!!!) Booktopia (Australia!), IndieBound, Alibris, Glose.com, The Book Depository and Walmart.com. Books are also rolling out to retailers and libraries, so check for them there.
If your library does NOT have it yet, this is why you should talk to your librarian!