Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Winter Peg Family


We just got a HUGE load of snow the other day...it inspired us to hunker down and start creating!!
Let the winter crafting begin...
I know it's not "officially" winter yet, but the hats and scarves are all out, and there's snow on the ground...aside from that we're just waiting on the calendar to make it official!!
In the meantime here's a sweet little winter peg family craft...

To make your own you will need:
Peg people in various sizes
Acrylic paint in whatever colours you wish
Wool felt
*you can use regular felt, but I just LOVE wool felt
A super duper small paint brush
Glue gun and glue

So here it is step by step...

To begin paint on sweet little faces and a circle on top of the head, (the hat).
If you are intimidated by this my biggest word of advice is use a small small brush...like with 5 bristles on it...practice making your dots on paper, then move to your doll...practice really makes perfect!

Then to make it look like a hat I did a white rim with little ridge lines...


Next step is to paint their bodies...I diluted my acrylic craft paint in some water...makes it go on like a water colour.
Then cut some small rectangles for scarves...fringe the edges with your scissors, and I also cut very small circles out of felt for the tops of their hats.
One trick I started doing is to take a red beeswax crayon, or a pencil crayon and paint a small circle of "pink" on their cheeks.  I find this just makes the little peg people come to life!!


And that's it!  Put them around a pine cone "tree" and the kids are ready to play!
(or if you want to be totally crazy, you could put a little eye hook in the top of their little peg people heads and voila...winter tree ornament!!)

With love, 

Maureen

6 comments:

  1. So sweet! Nothing like a huge dump of snow to make it all official! And begin what is in my opinion the biggest season of crafting.
    Enjoy the day.

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  2. Wonderful! Happy Fall to you n yours! Your tutes have made many very happy! ♥

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  3. You could also use a toothpick to make the dots/ lines really, REALLY fine. This is a great idea, and likely my next day off when the kids are home, this will be one of the crafts on our list! :)

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  4. You could also use a toothpick to make the dots/ lines really, REALLY fine. This is a great idea, and likely my next day off when the kids are home, this will be one of the crafts on our list! :)

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  5. Oooh...a toothpick...I never even considered that...I'm going to try it out later today on a craft I've been pro-craftinating for a long long time!!!! Thanks for the tip!

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