Kids Craft- Peg Doll Family

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


  • 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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  1. This is so adorable. I want to make one for everyone I know!
    My kids are now all taller than me so I’d have to get 4 tall pegs and I little one for me! I love the idea of matching the colouring to match the family members. I’ve pinned for now but I would love to actually make this, rather than the pin and don’t make that I normally do!

  2. These are so sweet! I will be making a couple of these for Christmas gifts this year 🙂 Thanks so much for the inspiration xoxo

  3. These are simply adorable! Actually, love the whole entire hutch and wish it lived at my house. 🙂

  4. Ooh, I just love this idea! Definitely going to have to get some peg dolls and give it a try!

  5. Super cute, love them. I hope she makes another family too that she can play with/move around a bit… That would be fun too.

  6. This is such a cute idea! I would love to make this and hang this on a wall or something to represent our family. Thank you for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday we hope to see you again this week!

  7. This is such a cute idea! My 7 year old daughter would love this too! I might just have to set her up!

  8. These are adorable. I think my little grand daughter would love to make a family of them. Great idea!

  9. What an adorable idea!! I love it. I am going to have to remember this to do with my five year old on one of her days off from school. And I agree with Kara, your hutch is fantastic!

  10. That is so sweet. Your home has a lovely feel. Cheers from kidcandoodle.com

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  12. Lindsey W olfe says:

    My daughter and I – mostly my daughter (4) – made this on our Mommy/Abby day last Friday. I wish I could add a picture to my comment. We simplified it a bit, but I love it. And more importantly – Abby LOVED it! She was so proud of herself and we had a blast!

    1. Thats so nice to hear. If you snap a pic, swing by Facebook, I’d love to see how she did! Thanks for leaving a comment

  13. Cindy deRosier says:

    I’m the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your adorable peg doll project! You can see it here:


    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we’d love for you to submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can get one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a fantastic project idea!

  14. Gail MacCauley says:

    I love your little painted peg people family do you have other patterns for wooden pegs Love it!!!!!

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