The boy found the pegs that I removed from my thrifted mug trees (the ones I used to make these headband displays), and started playing with them. We started with faces, but you know me...I couldn't leave well enough alone.
|Step one of wooden peg doll|
I started by bringing the ends of a pipe cleaner together in the middle. You could leave them like this and make wings, I suppose, but I decided to twist them and add little pipe cleaner hands.
I then twisted the arms around the pegs and bent them straight out.
I first twisted the pipe cleaner into two feet with the ends sticking up.
Poke the arms through the holes.
I did the same for the pants (without armholes, of course).
Then trimmed off the excess from my sloppy cutting job. This is what happens when I try to work while the kids are "helping," instead of sleeping.
For the girl, I made the pants first, and wrapped them a little tighter, leggings-style.
I cut the girl rectangle bigger, so I could make more of a dress out of it. In the back, I angled the felt before gluing it so it would tent out a bit.
Now the hair. Oh, the hair. For the girl, I cut out a piece for bangs and a piece for the back of the head, then a skinny rectangle to go from side to side.
First I glued on the front and back.
For the boy's hair. Well, I had this plan of cutting a piece that looked like it wrapped around the ears, but it didn't come out right.
Let's just say, cut out pieces and glue them down until the boy's head is covered.
And TADA, two little wooden peg dolls! I alse drew a line down the front of the pants with a sharpie for the separate legs, and OF COURSE I added a flower to the girl's hair.
|Take a bow, peg dolls.|
The kids had a great time playing with them all afternoon...
And forgot about them the next day and haven't been interested since. So there you go.