Clothes peg people

This weekend we made peg dolls using wooden clothes pegs… the whole family got in on the act, and as a result we ended up with some very cool peg dolls!

This is a great craft for kids of all ages…. Carter did require help with cutting and gluing, but Maia (who is 6) was able to manage the creative process by herself, and with the exception of any hot gluing, was able to make some fabulous dolls.how to make peg dollsSuch concentration! how to make peg dollsLess concentration, but loads of enthusiasm…how to make peg dollsFrom the photos, you will probably see that there is not much to these dolls. I got out a selection of wools, fabrics, paints, colored markers, glue and glitter and let them experiment. Hair was either wool  bunched up and glued in place, or painted on. Arms were made two ways, either with hemp twine, and knots for hands or pipe cleaners. I bet toothpicks would have worked too.  We used different glues depending on what was being glued – hot glue for trickier things, like arms and hair, and glue stick for everything else. how to make peg dolls

Here’s what we came up with:

Regular people pegs, first this stylish young couple (these ones were made by me):Wooden peg doll peopleAnd then these lovebirds: Wooden peg people

Mermaid pegs or should that be mer-pegs? (made by Maia):

clothes Peg mermaid

Superhero pegs (Carter drew the faces and chose the outfits, Dad helped make them up): Peg people 1And finally these Princess Pegs (Maia again):

Princess wooden peg dollsAll that stopped us making more was running out of pegs! I loved making these dolls, I MAY have enjoyed making these more than is normal for a grown woman. Oh well… moving right along, Ill leave you with this joke…

Wooden peg dollsSmile ♥ Janette xx

37 thoughts on “Clothes peg people

  1. craftysorcha says:

    Gorgeous craft idea for kids! I’m in France like Corinne and I’ve never seen these pegs. BUT I’ve been holding onto Champagne and cider corks and I think they could be used for similar sort of crafts. Now I just have to wait til the little man is old enough to take part (he’s 14 months old)

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    • Janette says:

      I bet corks would work just fine. I have a big box of craft supplies (read random things Ive used and dont want to throw away), which we dig into all the time… so keep collecting, they are bound to become useful soon!

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  2. Leigh Ann says:

    i LOVE these! unfortunately i’ve never seen these type of pegs available here in SA, so will have to think of some other way to make these…… but i just know my almost-4-year old would love making a Superman one (his favourite hero at the moment!)

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  3. tamsyng says:

    Love them all🙂 brilliant! and so fab that all the family could join in. I walked past some of these pegs in a local shop the other day thinking I would like to make some. Yours are so inspiring, I think my son would like to make the superhero ones🙂

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  4. jenpedwards says:

    I love these little dolls! I think the princess peg dolls are my favorite! I’ve always enjoyed making the “kid” crafts just as much as my kids! Haha!

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  5. bartynboz says:

    Great fun Janette – I know I get a buzz out of making toys with my granddaughter’s! Your peg dolls look great and Carter and Maia’s are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. kate0795 says:

    Janette, these are so gorgeous! I would love to have a go at some of these with my children over half term….and the peg joke is very funny!

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