Kids Craft- Peg Doll Family

October 9th, 2015 | Crafts, Learn How

Results are tallied and I was the winner for Kids Week on So You Think You’re Crafty! If you missed the entries last week you can check them out here. I was delighted to learn that my Peg Doll Family kids craft won 1st place for this round. My daughter had so much fun creating this piece of art work, and I love that it is something she created that can fit so easily into our decor… unlike the Cheerios art that can never seem to find a good home.

This craft is perfect for kids age 6+ just paint the peg dolls and glue them to a frame for a family portrait made by your little ones

How to make a Peg Doll Family Plaque

Supplies:

  • Set of peg dolls (available from Michaels or Etsy)
  • Wood Plaque 
  • Craft paint in colors of choice + brushes
  • Googlie eyes
  • Yarn (in hair colors)
  • Sharpie pen
  • Hot glue gun
  • Vinyl for text (stickers or hand lettering would work also)
  • Wood Glue (I used PL premium construction adhesive)
  1. Paint plaque a solid color and allow to dry. Paint heads of the dolls in a skin color, and the body in a clothing color of choice, allow to dry.
  2. With the help of an adult, use the hot glue gun apply the googlie eyes, and hair to each peg doll.
  3. Add a smile or other expression using the Sharpie pen.
  4. Using wood glue, apply one line of adhesive along the back of the peg doll and adhere to the plaque.
  5. Add a phrase to the bottom of the sign using vinyl stickers or hand paint. Suggestions- Our Family, last name, love grows here, together etc.

Glue peg dolls

Aren’t the little dolls so cute?! My daughter worked on this by herself, and I just helped with the gluing part.

Colorful yellow and blue decorated Hutch with globes and antiques

The peg doll family craft found a perfect home on our hutch. It fits perfect and Ruby loves seeing her artwork right front and centre.

Colorful yellow and blue decorated Hutch with globes and antiques

It’s fun to learn how kids see your family from their little artistic minds. Ruby was upset we didn’t have the appropriate color yarn to match my hair, and was really worried that people would think her craft wasn’t nice because we didn’t have arms!

This craft is perfect for kids age 6+. Paint the peg dolls and glue them to a frame for a family portrait made by your little one

This peg doll kids craft was super easy to make, and kept her occupied for a few hours. Wouldn’t it make a great gift for family?!

 

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