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.Such concentration! Less concentration, but loads of enthusiasm…From 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.
Here’s what we came up with:
Mermaid pegs or should that be mer-pegs? (made by Maia):
All 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…